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J.C. Higginbotham


An extroverted trombonist using a sound of his very own, J.C. Higginbotham was noticed at his greatest during the past due ’20s and early ’30s, when he was among the superstars with Luis Russell’s orchestra. In the future, he went steadily downhill because of as an alcoholic, but he previously worthy moments on the way. He began his profession playing in place bands within the Midwest. Higginbotham was with Russell (1928-1931) for a few traditional recordings, including several sessions support Louis Armstrong, and two music which he fronted the orchestra beneath the name of “J.C. Higginbotham and His Six Hicks.” Higginbotham was a highlighted soloist using the orchestras of Fletcher Henderson, Chick Webb, and Benny Carter through the following six years, before re-joining Russell’s music group when it had been playing a solely supportive function behind Armstrong (1937-1940); he previously several solos on Satch’s better information of the time. Having teamed up with Crimson Allen while with Luis Russell, Higginbotham gladly joined Allen’s sizzling hot jump music group for an extended stint (1940-1947). Higginbotham spent a couple of years in obscurity, led his very own groups within the middle-’50s, and re-joined Allen for the residency on the Metropole that lasted until 1963. He led periods for Sonet (1962) and Jazzology (1966), but continuing his drop until his loss of life.

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Died May 26, 1973, New York City, New York, United States
Profession Trombonist
Music Groups Mills Blue Rhythm Band
Music Songs Give Me Your Telephone Number, Roll Along Prairie Moon, Swing Out, It Should Be You, That's How I Feel Today, Casa Loma Stomp, Sugar Hill Function, Jersey Lightning, Higginbotham Blues, Mahogany Hall Stomp, Muggin' Lightly, Doctor Blues, Saratoga Shout, Feelin' the Spirit, On Revival Day, Symphony in Riffs, Let That Be a Lesson to You, Ease on Down, Dutch Treat, Doctor Jazz, St. Louis Blues, Jada, C Jam Blues
Albums Callin' the Blues, J. C. Higginbotham Selected Favorites Volume 1, Give me your telephone number, J. C. Higginbotham Selected Favorites Volume 2, Swing Out, The Ultimate Jazz Archive 4 (3 Of 4), Doctor Blues, St. Louis Blues, The Great, Symphony in Riffs, Beyond Patina Jazz Masters, 20.3014-HI: Big City Blues (disc 1), Big City Blues
Movies Jazz Alley: Vol. 3

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1 Pioneer jazz trombonist, noted for his work in the 20's and 30's with Chick Webb, Benny Carter, Fletcher Henderson and Louis Armstrong.



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