The Classic Swing of Buck Clayton

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This limited-edition CD features small-group swing originally issued on the H.R.S. label from three different sessions in 1946. On one date, the great trumpeter Buck Clayton heads an octet with both Trummy Young and Dicky Wells on trombones; on another occasion he leads an unusual pianoless quartet that also includes clarinetist Scoville Brown, guitarist Tiny Grimes and bassist Sid Weiss. In addition, Clayton is heard as a sideman with Trummy Young's septet, which also features clarinetist Buster Bailey. Swing was going very much out of style at the time, and these somewhat obscure dates can be considered among the final small-group swing sessions of the classic era. More ...
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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This limited-edition CD features small-group swing originally issued on the H.R.S. label from three different sessions in 1946. On one date, the great trumpeter Buck Clayton heads an octet with both Trummy Young and Dicky Wells on trombones; on another occasion he leads an unusual pianoless quartet that also includes clarinetist Scoville Brown, guitarist Tiny Grimes and bassist Sid Weiss. In addition, Clayton is heard as a sideman with Trummy Young's septet, which also features clarinetist Buster Bailey. Swing was going very much out of style at the time, and these somewhat obscure dates can be considered among the final small-group swing sessions of the classic era. More importantly, all of the principals sound creative and full of spirit.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/1991
  • Label: Ojc
  • UPC: 025218170925
  • Catalog Number: 1709

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Harlem Cradle Song (2:37)
  2. 2 Sentimental Summer (3:19)
  3. 3 Dawn Dance (3:08)
  4. 4 It's Dizzy (3:05)
  5. 5 Well-A-Poppin' (3:12)
  6. 6 Basie's Morning Bleusicale (3:19)
  7. 7 I Want a Little Girl (2:49)
  8. 8 Blue Triste (3:01)
  9. 9 Fruitie Cuties (3:02)
  10. 10 Johnson Rock (3:12)
  11. 11 Lucky Draw (2:42)
  12. 12 My Good Man Sam (2:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Buck Clayton Primary Artist, Trumpet
Buster Bailey Clarinet
Tiny Grimes Guitar
Cozy Cole Drums
Trummy Young Trombone
Al McKibbon Bass
Scoville Brown Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Crawford Drums
Jimmy Jones Piano
Billy Taylor Piano
Sid Weiss Bass
Dicky Wells Trombone
Brick Fleagle Guitar
George Johnson Alto Saxophone
John Levy Bass
Technical Credits
Buster Bailey Contributor
Cozy Cole Contributor
Trummy Young Contributor
Jimmy Jones Composer
Orrin Keepnews Liner Notes
Dicky Wells Composer
Billy Taylor Sr. Contributor
Brick Fleagle Contributor
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