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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
The first of two volumes by trumpeter Jabbo Smith in 1929 and 1930 features the trumpeter leading his own groups as well as appearing as a sideman. The sound is amazing on this vintage material, with Smith's powerful trumpet in the forefront, along with tight ensembles made up of various supporting musicians, including Omer Simeon, Charlie Irvis, Benny Waters near the beginning of his very long career, and Edgar Sampson, to name a few. While Smith never came close to achieving the success of Louis Armstrong and his erratic behavior contributed to the decline of his career, this music is an excellent collection of classic jazz. Even though Smith disavowed being a part of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
The first of two volumes by trumpeter Jabbo Smith in 1929 and 1930 features the trumpeter leading his own groups as well as appearing as a sideman. The sound is amazing on this vintage material, with Smith's powerful trumpet in the forefront, along with tight ensembles made up of various supporting musicians, including Omer Simeon, Charlie Irvis, Benny Waters near the beginning of his very long career, and Edgar Sampson, to name a few. While Smith never came close to achieving the success of Louis Armstrong and his erratic behavior contributed to the decline of his career, this music is an excellent collection of classic jazz. Even though Smith disavowed being a part of sessions led by either Alex Hill or Lloyd Smith, several of these selections are included since they were previously thought to feature him and previously reissued with his actual work. Chris Albertson's informative liner notes are an added bonus.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/29/2008
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431696026
  • Catalog Number: 6960
  • Sales rank: 203,569

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jabbo Smith Primary Artist, Trumpet, Vocals
Charlie Johnson Piano
Edgar Sampson Violin, Alto Saxophone
Hayes Alvis Tuba
Walter Bishop Sr. Drums
Lawson Buford Tuba
Zinky Cohn Piano
George Dixon Trombone, Trumpet, Vocals
Fred Howard Alto Saxophone
Charlie Irvis Trombone
Cecil Irwin Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
George James Alto Saxophone
Ikey Robinson Banjo
Bob Shoffner Trombone
Omer Simeon Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Cyrus St. Clair Tuba
George Stafford Drums
Benny Waters Reeds
Willard Brown Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Alex Hill Piano
Bobby Johnson Banjo
Technical Credits
Jabbo Smith Composer
Charlie Johnson Composer
Chris Albertson Liner Notes
Arnold S. Caplin Executive Producer
Alan Caplin Executive Producer, Art Direction
Arthur Porter Composer
Traditional Composer
Joe Primrose Composer
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