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Quentin Jackson

A fixture with Duke Ellington’s Orchestra in the 1950s, Quentin Jackson was Duke’s best “wa-wa” trombonist (a specialist using the plunger mute) post-Tricky Sam Nanton. His brother-in-law Claude Jones (who used McKinney’s Natural cotton Pickers) trained him trombone. Jackson used Zack Whyte (1930), McKinney’s Natural cotton Pickers (1931), Don Redman’s …

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