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Hello to all members,

While searching youtube sources, just found this clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_7dQtTlbbY

It's terrific playing by this giant.

Also, I especially like his solo on this tune - such strong emotional quality, and quiet almost whispering-alike execution:

Do you have any particular favourite example of Clayton's work?

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Hello to all members,

While searching youtube sources, just found this clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_7dQtTlbbY

It's terrific playing by this giant.

Also, I especially like his solo on this tune - such strong emotional quality, and quiet almost whispering-alike execution:

Do you have any particular favourite example of Clayton's work?

84896257.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF8789215ABF3343C02EA548C3CFF39D6286DFABB829F6A6AF1579E51B085C0FD1CC545A

IIRC, he's in fine form on Basie's "Fiesta in Blue."

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Hello to all members,

While searching youtube sources, just found this clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_7dQtTlbbY

It's terrific playing by this giant.

Also, I especially like his solo on this tune - such strong emotional quality, and quiet almost whispering-alike execution:

Do you have any particular favourite example of Clayton's work?

84896257.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF8789215ABF3343C02EA548C3CFF39D6286DFABB829F6A6AF1579E51B085C0FD1CC545A

He's on fine form on his All Stars' album Songs for Swingers (1958). (I don't think this one ever made it to CD.)

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Songs for Swingers is on a Mosaic box set (Columbia small groups?)

I had an old English Phillips mono lp which I bought in 1961.

By comparison the Mosaic stereo cd is a revelation.

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Buck's playing on 'The Hucklebuck' and 'Robbins Nest' - the Columbia 'Jam Sessions' under his own name - are as good as it gets. Superb.

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Songs for Swingers is on a Mosaic box set (Columbia small groups?)

I had an old English Phillips mono lp which I bought in 1961.

By comparison the Mosaic stereo cd is a revelation.

I've still got my Phillips LP!

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Buck played so many beautiful and tasty solos with Basie and Teddy Wilson-Billie Holiday that it is damn hard to choose. Buck really had his own original kind of lyricism, always very satisfying.

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Good arranger too. Billie Holiday was very impressed with his looks.

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