Quentin Jackson

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Quentin Jackson
Also known as"Butter" Jackson
BornJanuary 13, 1909
Springfield, Ohio, U.S.
DiedOctober 2, 1976 (aged 67)
New York City, U.S.

Quentin "Butter" Jackson[1] (January 13, 1909 – October 2, 1976)[2] was an American jazz trombonist.


In the early stage of his career, Jackson worked with Cab Calloway for eight years.[2] Later, he was a member of the Duke Ellington Orchestra and worked with Charles Mingus, Kenny Burrell, and others.[2]

On her album Dinah Sings Bessie Smith, Dinah Washington recorded a version of Bessie Smith's "Trombone Cholly" with Jackson on the horn, under the revised title, "Trombone Butter".[3]


With Louis Armstrong

With Dorothy Ashby

With Count Basie

With Kenny Burrell

With Duke Ellington

With Ella Fitzgerald

With Johnny Hodges

With Milt Jackson

With Quincy Jones

With Herbie Mann

With Freddie McCoy

With Charles Mingus

With Wes Montgomery

With Shirley Scott

With Jimmy Smith

With Clark Terry

With Dinah Washington

With Billy Strayhorn

With Randy Weston


  1. ^ Feather, Leonard & Gitler, Ira The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz, Oxford University Press, US, 2007 ISBN 9780195320008
  2. ^ a b c Colin Larkin, ed. (1992). The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music (First ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 1252. ISBN 0-85112-939-0.
  3. ^ "Dinah Washington Sings Bessie Smith - Dinah Washington | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 September 2021.

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