Snooky Young

A great stylist of the trumpet, Eugene "Snooky" Young was the absolute master of the plunger mute, an instantly recognizable star with whomever he played. He was known for making his horn speak, shout, growl, and sigh with his mutes, while always swinging irresistibly. Yet Young made his reputation almost entirely from within the bands who employed him, rarely stepping out on his own since leading his own band in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio from 1947 to 1957.

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