Joseph Claude Caputo was born on July 12, 1921, and died on March 7, 2016.
He was better known as Joe Cabot.
He was a Professional American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and musical director.
Joe was best known for his responsive phrasing and mute-on/mute-off virtuosity.
Most of Joe’s original composition, “Slow Down, Sugar, Take Your Time,” was praised by music critic John Wilson and likened to the stylings of the Nat Cole Trio in an Oct. 31, 1982, piece in the New York Times’ Arts and Leisure section.
also to trumpet, Cabot also played the Flugelhorn.
His career spans over six decades and has backed vocalists including Peggy Lee, Ruth Brown, Chris Connor, Eartha Kitt, Anita O’Day, Fran Warren, Tony Bennett.
Joe Cabot played with Bobby Darrin on many recordings, most notably during the “That’s All” sessions of December ’58 which yielded two of Darrin’s biggest hits, “Mack the Knife” and “Beyond the Sea.
Joe Cabot passed away at 94 yrs old.