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Jabbo Smith's Rhythm Aces - Jazz Battle

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Cladys 'Jabbo' Smith (1908-1991) wasknown for his hot virtuoso playing on the trumpet. By age 10 was touring with the Jenkins Band. At age 16 he went to New York from about 1925 through 1928, where he made the first of his well regarded recordings. In 1928 he toured with James P. Johnson's Orchestra. In March 1935 in Chicago, Smith was featured in a recording session as Charles LaVere & His Chicagoans. In the 30s, Smith moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin which would be his main base for many years, alternating with returns to New York. In Milwaukee he collaborated with saxophonist Bill Johnson. Subsequently, Smith dropped out of the public eye, playing music part time in Milwaukee. Smith made a comeback in the late 60s. Many young musicians, fans, and record collectors were surprised to learn that Jabbo was still alive. Smith successfully played in New York, New Orleans, Louisiana, London, and France through the 70s and into the 80s. This amazing recording was made in 1929.

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