Buck Clayton

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Wilbur Dorsey "Buck" Clayton (Parsons, Kansas, November 12, 1911 – New York City, December 8, 1991) was an American jazz trumpet player who was a leading member of Count Basie’s "Old Testament" orchestra and a leader of mainstream-oriented jam session recordings in the 1950s. His principal influence was Louis Armstrong. The Penguin Guide to Jazz says that he “synthesi[zed] much of the history of jazz trumpet up to his own time, with a bright brassy tone and an apparently limitless facility for melodic improvisation”. Clayton worked closely with Li Jinhui, father of Chinese popular music in Shanghai. His contributions helped change musical history in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1956 Jazz Spectacular Frankie Laine & Buck Clayton 3
1966 Buck Clayton Plays Buck Clayton 1
1988 A Swingin' Dream Buck Clayton & His Swing Band 1
2001 Fiesta in Blue Buck Clayton 1
2009 Tenderly (Clayton, Buck) Buck Clayton 1
2012 One Time Too Many Vic Dickenson feat. Buck Clayton, Edmond Hall & Sir Charles Thompson 1
Buck & Buddy Blow the Blues Buck Clayton With Buddy Tate 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Jam Sessions From the Vault Buck Clayton 2
1997 The Chronological Classics: Buck Clayton 1945-1947 Buck Clayton 1
2000 Jazz in Paris: Club Session Peanuts Holland, Buck Clayton & Charlie Singleton 1
2004 The Chronological Classics: Buck Clayton 1949-1953 Buck Clayton 1
2005 The Chronological Classics: Buck Clayton 1953 Buck Clayton 1
2007 The Chronological Classics: Buck Clayton 1953, Volume 2 Buck Clayton 1
2007 Jazz in Paris: Buck Clayton and Friends Buck Clayton 1
2011 Pee Wee Russell Plays With Buck Clayton, Vic Dickenson & Bud Freeman Pee Wee Russell, Buck Clayton, Bud Freeman & Vic Dickenson 1
Buck Clayton Seven Classic Albums Buck Clayton 1
It Feels Good Charlie Shavers / Buck Clayton 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Baden, Switzerland 1966 Buck Clayton 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Goin' To Kansas City Buck Clayton 1

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