Jimmy "Jammin'" Smith
After a bebop debut with Miles Davis in a small group setting Smith continued to record for Blue Note and played a number of gigs in Chicago. His first self composed stylistic jazz was a piece called "Cold Jammin" and earned him his nickname Jimmy "Jammin" Smith. Smith died at the early age of 27 from a heroin overdose after one of his concerts.
- Starker, Christopher, The Lesser Known Jazz, Toll State Books, p. 105.
- Jones, William, The Life and Death of the Bebop Era, Chicago House Publishing, pp. 52-53.