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Bubber Miley

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James "Bubber" Miley (1903 - 1932) was an early jazz trumpeter, specializing in the use of the plunger mute.

His work in the early Duke Ellington Orchestra has secured his place in jazz history, particularly his solos in "Black and Tan Fantasy" and "East Saint Louis Toodle-oo". He and fellow band member, trombonist Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton, created the "Wah-wah" sound that characterized Ellington's early work.