A Buck Clayton Jam Session 1975

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Jazz suffered a major loss when, in the late 1960s, Buck Clayton had to retire from playing due to problems with his lip. But instead of permanently retiring from jazz altogether, he continued to make his mark as an arranger, bandleader, and educator. Clayton doesn't play at all on A Buck Clayton Jam Session: 1975; instead, this blowing date finds him overseeing and directing a 12-piece band that includes Joe Newman and Money Johnson on trumpet, Vic Dickenson and George Masso on trombone, Buddy Tate, Buddy Johnson, and Sal Nistico on tenor sax, Lee Konitz and Earle Warren on alto sax, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Milt Hinton on bass, and Mel Lewis on drums. To be sure, ...
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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Jazz suffered a major loss when, in the late 1960s, Buck Clayton had to retire from playing due to problems with his lip. But instead of permanently retiring from jazz altogether, he continued to make his mark as an arranger, bandleader, and educator. Clayton doesn't play at all on A Buck Clayton Jam Session: 1975; instead, this blowing date finds him overseeing and directing a 12-piece band that includes Joe Newman and Money Johnson on trumpet, Vic Dickenson and George Masso on trombone, Buddy Tate, Buddy Johnson, and Sal Nistico on tenor sax, Lee Konitz and Earle Warren on alto sax, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Milt Hinton on bass, and Mel Lewis on drums. To be sure, that's a variety of musicians -- some have strong swing credentials, others were primarily hard boppers, and you even have a musician who came out of the Cool School Konitz and went on to explore post-bop. But they manage to find common ground on this swing-oriented jam, which concentrates on Clayton's own compositions and emphasizes blowing, blowing, and more blowing. Thankfully, the liner notes list the order of the solos. Originally a vinyl LP in the '70s and reissued on CD in 1995 when Chiaroscuro added two previously unreleased bonus tracks, A Buck Clayton Jam Session is less than essential but is an enjoyable jam that die-hard swing fans will appreciate.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/19/1995
  • Label: Chiaroscuro Records
  • UPC: 091454014323
  • Catalog Number: 143
  • Sales rank: 179,101

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Buck Clayton Primary Artist, Trumpet, Conductor
Tommy Flanagan Piano
Budd Johnson Tenor Saxophone
Lee Konitz Alto Saxophone
Mel Lewis Drums
Joe Newman Trumpet
Buddy Tate Tenor Saxophone
George Masso Trombone
Sal Nistico Tenor Saxophone
Vic Dickenson Trombone
Milt Hinton Bass
Money Johnson Trumpet
Earle Warren Alto Saxophone
Technical Credits
Buck Clayton Arranger
Fred Miller Engineer
Jon Bates Mastering
Hank O'Neal Producer
Rollo Phlecks Cover Design
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