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Buck Clayton

Long-time Count Basie trumpet star, Buck Clayton (1911-81) also arranged, composed and led a famous series of recorded jam sessions. Geoffrey Smith surveys the many-sided career of a great jazz all-rounder.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 30 Apr 2017 00:00

Music Played

  • Count Basie & His Orchestra

    One O'Clock Jump

    • Ken Burns Jazz - Count Basie.
    • Verve.
    • 2.
  • Kansas City 5

    I Know That You Know

    • Kansas City 5, 6 and 7: 1938-1944.
    • Classics.
    • 3.
  • Kansas City 6

    I Want A Little Girl

    • Kansas City 5, 6 and 7: 1938-1944.
    • 8.
  • Billie Holiday & Lester Young

    Back In Your Own Backyard

    • Billie Holiday & Lester Young - a musical romance.
    • Columbia/Legacy.
    • 4.
  • Lester Young and His Band

    Six Cats And A Prince

    • Lester Young - The Super Sessions.
    • Charly Le Jazz.
    • 16.
  • Count Basie & Count Basie & His Orchestra

    Avenue C

    • Count Basie 1945-1946.
    • Classics.
    • 1.
  • Buck Clayton, Ruby Braff, Plus Band

    I Can't Get Started

    • Ruby Braff - Linger Awhile.
    • Vanguard.
    • 10.
  • Buck Clayton's Orchestra

    All The Cats Join In

    • Buck Clayton - Complete Legendary Jam Sessions Master Takes.
    • Lonehill Jazz.
    • 7.
  • Coleman Hawkins And Band


    • The Complete Felsted Mainstream Collection.
    • Solar Records.
    • 2.
  • Jimmy Rushing

    Somebody Stole My Gal

    • Little Jimmy Rushing and The Big Brass.
    • Avid.
    • 12.
  • Buck Clayton Plus Band


    • Songs for Swingers (Three Classic Albums).
    • Avid.
    • 8.

Performers and Music Details


Count Basie and His Orchestra  

Composers:        Basie    

Album Title:        Ken Burns Jazz - Count Basie      

Label:                    Verve    549-090 2            

 Duration:            03:01

Performers:       Buck Clayton, trumpet;  Ed Lewis, Trumpet; Bobby Moore, trumpet;  Dan Minor, trombone, George Hunt, trombone;   Earl Warren, alto sax;  Herschel Evans, tenor; Lester Young, tenor;  Jack Washington, baritone & alto sax; Freddie Green, guitar;  Walter Page, bass; Jo Jones, drums.



Kansas City 5     

Composers:        Youmans/Caldwell

Album Title:        Kansas City 5, 6 and 7: 1938-1944              

Label:                    Classics - Classics-912     

Duration:             03:01    

Performers:       Buck Clayton, trumpet;  Freddie Green, guitar;  Walter Page, bass;  Jo Jones, drums ;  Eddie Durham, electric guitar.



Kansas City 6     

Composers:        Menscher/Moll               

Album Title:        Kansas City 5, 6 and 7: 1938-1944              

Label:                    Classics - Classics-912    

Duration:             02:50    

Performers:       Buck Clayton, trumpet;  Eddie Durham, electric guitar; Lester Young, clarinet & tenor sax; Freddie Green, guitar; Walter Page, bass;  Jo Jones, drums.




Billie Holiday & Lester Young      

Composers:        A. Jolson, B. Rose, D. Dreyer, N/A           

Album Title:        Billie Holiday & Lester Young - a musical romance             

Label:                    Columbia/Legacy    508606 2       

Duration:             02:39

Performers:       Billie Holiday, vocal; Buck Clayton, trumpet; Benny Morton, trombone; Lester Young, tenor; Teddy Wilson, piano;  Freddie Green, guitar; Walter Page, bass; Jo Jones, drums.


SIX CATS AND A PRINCE               

Lester Young and band 

Composers:        Buck Clayton     

Album Title:        Lester Young - The Super Sessions          

Label:                    Charly Le Jazz     CD 36    

Duration:             04:07

Performers:        Buck Clayton, trumpet; Lester Young, tenor, Dickie Wells, trombone, Count Basie, piano, Freddie Green, guitar; Rodney Richardson, bass;  Jo Jones, drums.


AVENUE  C         

Count Basie & his Orchestra                       

Composers:        Buck Clayton     

Album Title:        Count Basie 1945-1946  

Label:                    Classics - Classics 934(1)               

Duration:             03:08    

Performers:       Harry “Sweets” Edison, solo trumpet; Al Killian, trumpet; Joe Newman, Trumpet; Ed Lewis, tenor; Dickie Wells, trombone; Ted Donnelly, trombone; Eli Robinson, trombone; Louis Taylor, trombone; Jimmy Powell, alto sax; Earle Warren, alto; Buddy Tate, tenor sax; Lucky Thompson, tenor sax; Rudy Rutherford, clarinet & baritone sax; Freddie Green, guitar; Rodney Richardson, bass; Shadow Wilson, drums.



Buck Clayton, Ruby Braff, plus band       

Composers:        Gershwin/Duke 

Album Title:        Ruby Braff - Linger Awhile           

Label:                    Vanguard   VCD 79608-2               

Duration:             10:59

Performers:       Ruby Braff, trumpet; Buck Clayton, trumpet; Buddy Tate, tenor sax; Benny Morton, trombone; Bobby Donaldson, drums; Aaron Bell, bass; Jimmy Jones, piano; Steve Jordan, guitar.



Buck Clayton Orchestra

Composers:        Sauter/Gilbert/Wilder   

Album Title:        Buck Clayton - Complete Legendary Jam Sessions Master Takes               

Label:                    Lonehill Jazz  - LHJ 10115              

Duration:             07:22

Performers:       Buck Clayton, trumpet; Billy Butterfield, trumpet; Ruby Braff, cornet; Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax; Julian Dash, tenor sax; J.C. Higginbotham, trombone; Tyree Glenn, trombone & vibes; Kenny Kersey, piano; Steve Jordan, guitar; Walter Page, bass; Bobby Donaldson, drums.



Coleman Hawkins and band       

Composers:        Hank Jones        

Album Title:        The Complete Felsted Mainstream Collection    

Label:                    Solar Records     4569908               

Duration:             04:24    

Performers:       Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax; Buck Clayton, trumpet; Hank Jones, piano; Ray Brown, bass; Mickey Sheen, drums.



Jimmy Rushing 

Composers:        Leo Wood          

Album Title:        Little Jimmy Rushing and The Big Brass  

Label:                    Avid  AMSC 1057             

Duration:             03:43

Performers:       Jimmy Rushing, vocal; Buck Clayton, trumpet; Emmett Berry, trumpet; Doc Cheatham, trumpet; Mel Davis, trumpet; Frank Rehak, trombone; Dicky Wells, trombone; Urbie Green, trombone; Earle Warren, alto sax; Rudy Powell, alto sax; Buddy Tate, tenor sax, Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax; Danny Bank, baritone; Nat Pierce, piano; Danny Barker, guitar; Milt Hinton, bass; Osie Johnson, drums.



Buck Clayton plus band

Composers:        Miller/Conn/Styne/Krueger       

Album Title:        Songs for Swingers (Three Classic Albums)          

Label:                    Avid  AMSC 1036             

Duration:             05:14    

Performers:       Buck Clayton, trumpet; Emmett Berry, trumpet; Dickie Wells, trombone; Earl Warren, alto sax & clarinet; Buddy Tate, tenor sax; Al Williams, piano; Gene Ramey, bass; Herbie Lovelle, drums.