Of the performers in existence fortunate enough to have been given the short, catchy, and hopefully profitable name of Jack Buck, the most obscure is this flutist. He is assumed to be British and haunts the tracks of organist and bandleader Brian Auger's debut album, entitled Definitely What! The title track might represent the almighty Buck at highest or lowest value, depending on the listener's point of view. Buck attempts an imitation of Rahsaan Roland Kirk on this lengthy opus, although it seems to be an additional step from the source, sort of like Buck does Ian Anderson doing Kirk. The 1968 credit, part of Auger's output during the years when his groups were yet to be graced by the presence of vocalist Julie Driscoll, appears to be the only recorded appearance of flute maestro Buck. He should not be confused with the San Francisco Dixieland veteran of the same name, who played trombone, or the sportscaster who provided play-by-play at events such as the Super Bowl.
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