Sunday, December 7, 2008

Buck Clayton - Jam Sessions From The Vault (1955-56)



Let's turn the clock back a bit and imagine it's 1955. Trumpeter Buck Clayton led a series of exciting studio jam sessions then in the company of stalwart swing soloists Joe Newman, Joe Thomas, Billy Butterfield, and Ruby Braff on trumpets; trombonists Urbie Green, Benny Powell, Henderson Chambers, Trummy Young, Bennie Green, Dicky Harris, J.C. Higginbotham, and Tyree Glenn; altoist Lem Davis; tenors Coleman Hawkins, Al Cohn, and Buddy Tate; Julian Dash doubling on tenor and alto; baritonist Charlie Fowlkes; several rhythm sections with pianists Sir Charles Thompson, Jimmy Jones, Billy Kyle, Ken Kersey, and the forgotten Al Waslohn. Results are trouser-flapping, unadulterated swing of the highest order and in pristine sonic quality to boot. Swing lovers should not miss this one.

7 comments:

Jazzjet said...

Thanks for posting this classic session.

Nicola said...

Beautiful!
But I got a problem... I can't decompress the file (using UnRarX); it gives me "Enter password (will not be echoed)", "Total errors: 10".
Thanks for helping,


Sahfen

Neroon001 said...

would have loved to be a fly on the wall when this was recorded.This was one heck of a gathering of musicians.Thanks so much for giving me a chance to hear this record

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Hello

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jose juan said...

Thank you very much for this much dissapeared record.

Littlegirlblue said...

I would love to have it, but where's the download link? :-(