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Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton (1904 - 1946) was a famous trombonist with the Duke Ellington Orchestra. He was a pioneer in using the plunger mute with the trombone and, along with Bubber Miley, helped create the Wah-wah sound.
Nanton also developed a "Ya-ya" technique which was unique. It was a secret he guarded to his early death, even from his band mates.