Buck Clayton

1937-1946

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Now this is a strong dose of Kansas City swing; twenty-two classic performances recorded during the years 1937-1946 and featuring trumpeter Wilbur Dorsey "Buck" Clayton (1911-1991). He is heard blowing his horn with the Count Basie Orchestra and Basie's All-American Rhythm Section; the Kansas City Six and Seven; the Coleman Hawkins Quintet; Trummy Young & His Lucky Seven; Don Byas & His All Star Quintet; Teddy Wilson's Sextet and Orchestra and a band led by Skip Hall. There are vocals by Jimmy Rushing and Helen Humes. Although Clayton is only the nominal leader on tracks 17 and 22, his was always a commanding presence in every ensemble. This tidy anthology paints a persuasive portrait that is guaranteed to please.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:46
2
feat: Teddy Wilson
2:48
3 3:10
4 3:05
5
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:13
6 2:59
7 2:48
8 3:00
9
feat: Count Basie
3:05
10 3:08
11 3:04
12
feat: Count Basie
3:04
13
feat: Count Basie
3:16
14 3:48
15 2:56
16
feat: Trummy Young
2:54
17 4:00
18 3:00
19 3:13
20
feat: Teddy Wilson
2:59
21 2:37
22
feat: Helen Humes
2:44
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