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Jazz Battle

Jabbo Smith's Rhythm Aces


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Feat. "Banjo Ikey" Robinson


This record was cut in Chicago on January 29th 1929 with Jabbo Smith trumpet, Omer Simeon clarinet, Cassino Simpson piano, Ikey Robinson banjo, and Hayes Alvis tuba.

*"Jazz Battle" was composed by Cladys "Jabbo" Smith.

Although Jabbo Smith made his best recordings over the course of a single year, they rank among the most exciting and technically advanced of the period.

Listeners often compare him to Louis Armstrong as a possible competitor, and its true that the two men both possessed an astounding command over their horns, yet their stylistic approach differed greatly.

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