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Buck Clayton: Swingin' With Buck (CD: Proper, 2 CDs)Buck Clayton: Swingin' With Buck (CD: Proper, 2 CDs)
An excellent bandleader and accompanist for many vocalists, including Billie Holiday, Buck Clayton was a valued trumpet soloist with Count Basie Orchestra during the '30s and '40s, and later was a celebrated studio and jam session player, writer, and arranger. His tart, striking tone and melodic dexterity were his trademark, and Clayton provided several charts for Basie's orchestra and many other groups. This 2CD set presents the best of his work with Basie and the first of his famous Jam Session recordings from the '50s and is presented with a fully illustrated booklet and discography. (Proper Records) 


Price:  £9.99 


Buck Clayton: Buck Clayton Story (CD: Jazz Archives)
 


Price:  £8.99 

Buck Clayton: Buck Clayton Story (CD: Jazz Archives)


Buck Clayton: Three Classic Albums Plus (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)Buck Clayton: Three Classic Albums Plus (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)
Avid Jazz here presents three classic Buck Clayton albums plus including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD.

Buck Clayton first came to prominence when he joined Count Basie’s orchestra in 1936 and henceforth grew in stature to become one of the pre-eminent trumpet players of his generation. For our three fine selections let’s get a flavour of our hero and his music by quoting a few lines from the original sleeve notes of the albums. “Songs for Swingers” …………………”all the writing is by Buck………Buck’s trumpet style is synonymous with good taste………his arrangements which are lucid and direct and always so constructed as to permit swinging interpretations”. “Buck Meets Ruby”…………………”although his technique and range are unlimited, Buck Clayton is one trumpet player who has performed with taste and warmth………it’s Ruby Braff’s trumpet which gives this album that quality of excitement only rarely found in jam sessions”. “Harry Edison Swings Buck Clayton”………………… “Harry is playing with greater finesse and originality than in the Basie days ………The pairing of Harry and Buck brings back some of the happiest memories in Jazz”. The pluses include one LP side of “Duke Ellington and The Buck Clayton All-Stars At Newport” recorded in 1956 as a result of Buck’s best selling Columbia jam sessions leading to his invitation by Newport to put an all star band together …………………“these Clayton performances are different from his studio dates because of the greater heterogeneousness of this small ensemble ……… The Hawk (Coleman Hawkins) was in unusually strong form”………… and side one of “The Newport All-Stars” recorded three years later in 1959. Buck is again invited to jam at Newport and here brings with him three veteran players for a unique marriage of styles. Buck and Vic Dickinson from the Count Basie Kansas City school and Pee Wee Russell and Bud Freeman from the Chicago gang……….”all are playing as great and as wonderful music as they have ever played in their long careers”.

All three of our selections are hard to find on any format and have been digitally re-mastered for probably the finest ever sound quality! (AVID Entertainment) 


Price:  £8.99 


Buck Clayton: Complete Legendary Jam Sessions Master Takes (CD: Solar, 3 CDs)
Between 1953 and 1956, producers John Hammond and George Avakian recorded an amazing series of swing sessions with trumpeter Buck Clayton, as leader - and featuring a stellar list of jazz stars, including : Coleman Hawkins, Woody Herman, Al Cohn, Buddy Tate, Trummy Young, Ruby Braff, Urbie Green, Freddie Green, Milt Hinton and Jo Jones.

Originally released on various LPs, all of the original master takes from these sessions are contained on this wonderful set, which contains some of the most exciting swing music ever recorded. (Discovery Records)

A BEBOP SHOP MILESTONE- An essential recording for your jazz CD shelf 


Price:  £20.99 

Buck Clayton: Complete Legendary Jam Sessions Master Takes (CD: Solar, 3 CDs)


Buck Clayton: Back To Buck (CD: Ocium)Buck Clayton: Back To Buck (CD: Ocium)
 


Price:  £11.99 


Buck Clayton All Stars: Copenhagen Concert Vol.1 (CD: Steeplechase)
 


Price:  £13.99 

Buck Clayton All Stars: Copenhagen Concert Vol.1 (CD: Steeplechase)


Buck Clayton All Stars (Featuring Jimmy Rushing): Copenhagen Concert Vol.2 (CD: Steeplechase)

Price:  £13.99 


 

Buck Clayton: Meets Joe Turner (CD: Black Lion)Buck Clayton: Meets Joe Turner (CD: Black Lion)
 


Price:  £9.99 


Buck Clayton: Le Vrai Buck Clayton (CD: Lake, 2 CDs)
With Humphrey Lyttelton & his band, recorded 1964 & 1966. 


Price:  £12.99 

Buck Clayton: Le Vrai Buck Clayton (CD: Lake, 2 CDs)


Various: Masters Of Jazz (CD: Storyville)Various: Masters Of Jazz (CD: Storyville)
 


Price:  £6.49 

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