Wilbur "Dud" Bascomb

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Title

Wilbur "Dud" Bascomb

Description

Wilbur “Dud” Bascomb (1916-1972), trumpeter with the ‘Bama State Collegians / Erskine Hawkins Orchestra. Bascomb's solo on the 1939 Erskine Hawkins hit "Tuxedo Junction" was closely studied and faithfully reproduced by a generation of up-and-coming trumpeters, including Miles Davis, Idrees Sulieman, and Fats Navarro; another admirer, Dizzy Gillespie, often cited Bascomb as one of the unsung pioneers of modern jazz, a player whose innovative solos helped bridge the swing and bebop eras.

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Photograph

Citation

“Wilbur "Dud" Bascomb,” Southern Music Research Center, accessed May 25, 2024, https://southernmusicresearch.org/items/show/601.