Buck Clayton The Essential Buck Clayton
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- Released: April 7, 1995
- Label: Vanguard Records
Jazziz - 10/95, p.34"...Fans of spontaneous swing...are advised to acquire these sets..."
- 1.'S Wonderful
- 4.Squeeze Me
- 5.I Can't Get Started
- 6.Buck Huckles
- 7.Cool Too
- 8.Love Is Just Around the Corner
- 9.Blues Blas‚
- 10.It's Been So Long
- 11.Ballin' the Jack
- 12.Good Morning Blues
- 13.Just a Groove
- 14.The Queen's Express
Personnel: Buck Clayton (trumpet); Earle Warren (alto saxophone); Buddy Tate (tenor saxophone); Ruby Braff (trumpet); Henderson Chambers, Benny Morton, Vic Dickenson (trombone); Edmond Hall (clarinet); Mel Powell, Hank Jones, Jimmy Jones (piano); Steve Jordan, Kenny Burrell (guitar); Walter Page, Aaron Bell (bass); Jimmy Crawford, Jo Jones, Bobby Donaldson (drums).
Recorded between 1953 & 1957. Includes liner notes by John Hammond and S.W. Bennett.
Personnel: Buck Clayton (trumpet); Steve Jordan , Kenny Burrell (guitar); Edmond Hall (clarinet); Earle Warren (alto saxophone); Buddy Tate (tenor saxophone); Ruby Braff (trumpet); Henderson Chambers, Vic Dickenson, Benny Morton (trombone); Hank Jones , Jimmy Jones , Mel Powell (piano); Jimmy Crawford , Jo Jones , Bobby Donaldson (drums).
Liner Note Authors: S.W. Bennett; John Hammond, Sr. .
Recording information: 1953-1957.
This excellent CD contains over 80 minutes of music and reissues 14 of the 16 selections included on a two-LP set from 1977. There are three (rather than five) numbers from a date led by pianist Mel Powell that features trumpeter Buck Clayton and clarinetist Edmond Hall, eight songs from the 1957 Buck Clayton septet (with trombonist Vic Dickenson and altoist Earle Warren) and three tunes from a matchup between the trumpets of Buck Clayton and Ruby Braff (along with the tenor of Buddy Tate and trombonist Benny Morton). The consistently swinging music includes some Count Basie-associated tunes plus seven Clayton originals with fine solos from all of the principals. Mainstream may not have been the dominant form of jazz during this period but many of its exponents (including those heard on this CD) were very much in their prime. ~ Scott Yanow
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