The Essential Buck Clayton

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Mainstream jazz may not have been the dominant form of jazz during the '50s but many of its exponents including those heard on this excellent compilation were very much in their prime. Three of the numbers here date from a session led by pianist Mel Powell that features trumpeter Buck Clayton and clarinetist Edmond Hall, eight come from a 1957 Buck Clayton septet with trombonist Vic Dickenson and altoist Earle Warren, and three tunes come 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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Mainstream jazz may not have been the dominant form of jazz during the '50s but many of its exponents including those heard on this excellent compilation were very much in their prime. Three of the numbers here date from a session led by pianist Mel Powell that features trumpeter Buck Clayton and clarinetist Edmond Hall, eight come from a 1957 Buck Clayton septet with trombonist Vic Dickenson and altoist Earle Warren, and three tunes come 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. [Later reissues included only 14 of the 16 tracks heard on the original double-LP set.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/7/1995
  • Label: Vanguard Records
  • UPC: 015707000321
  • Catalog Number: 103/4
  • Sales rank: 314,812

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 'S Wonderful (4:15)
  2. 2 Claytonia (8:03)
  3. 3 Kandee (7:55)
  4. 4 Squeeze Me (5:17)
  5. 5 I Can't Get Started (11:00)
  6. 6 Buck Huckles (5:00)
  7. 7 Cool Too (2:41)
  8. 8 Love Is Just Around the Corner (3:54)
  9. 9 Blues Blasé (2:55)
  10. 10 It's Been So Long (3:45)
  11. 11 Ballin' the Jack (4:46)
  12. 12 Good Morning Blues (8:12)
  13. 13 Just a Groove (7:44)
  14. 14 The Queen's Express (4:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Buck Clayton Primary Artist, Trumpet
Ruby Braff Trumpet
Hank Jones Piano
Jo Jones Drums
Mel Powell Piano
Buddy Tate Tenor Saxophone
Aaron Bell Bass
Bobby Donaldson Drums
Edmond Hall Clarinet
Benny Morton Trombone
Walter Page Bass
Kenny Burrell Guitar
Henderson Chambers Trombone
Jimmy Crawford Drums
Vic Dickenson Trombone
Jimmy Jones Piano
Steve Jordan Guitar
Earle Warren Alto Saxophone
Technical Credits
Jimmy Rushing Composer
John Hammond Sr. Producer, Liner Notes
Ian Gomm Composer
John Hammond Producer
Leo Robin Composer
S.W. Bennett Liner Notes
Lewis Gensler Composer
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