Buck Clayton

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Buck Clayton

American jazz trumpet player who was a leading member of Count Basie-s [GUI]Old Testament[GUI] orchestra and a leader of mainstream-oriented jam session recordings in the 1950s add

Category: Music (655)

Born in 1911.

Countries: United States (62%), New York (9%), (5%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Lester Young, Benny Goodman, Edmond Hall

Linked to: Columbia Records, Hunter College, Vanguard Records, City University of New York

 

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Buck Clayton was born in 1911 add something


1930

Curtis Mosby - Over the course of the 1930s he opened several clubs, not all of them successful, along the California coastline; musicians who appeared in his bands included Lawrence Brown, Marshal Royal, Wilbert Baranco, Baron Moorehead, and Buck Clayton


1934

From 1934 or 1935 , he was a leader of the "Harlem Gentlemen" in Shanghai add something


1935

A 1935 guidebook in Shanghai listed Clayton and Teddy Weatherford as the main jazz attraction at the Canidrome add something


1937

Second Sino-Japanese War - He would eventually leave Shanghai before the 1937 Second Sino-Japanese War add something

 

From 1937, the Count Basie orchestra was based in New York, giving Clayton the opportunity to freelance in the recordings studios, and he participated in recordings sessions featuring Billie Holiday and was present on Commodore sessions with Lester Young add something


1938

Lester Young - Although they were recorded in New_York, they are named after the group, the Kansas City Seven, and comprised Buck Clayton, Dicky Wells, Basie, Young, Freddie Green, Rodney Richardson, and Jo Jones.


1940

Clayton was taught at this time by trumpeter Mutt Carey, who later emerged as a prominent west-coast revivalist in the 1940s add something

 

Charlie Christian - Appearances on recordings by Ida Cox, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Fred Astaire, Eddy Howard, Edmond Hall, Metronome All Stars 1940-1941, Kansas City Six with Buck Clayton and Lester Young, Helen Forrest.


1943

Clayton remained with Basie until he was drafted for war service in November 1943 add something


1947

In 1947 he was back in New York, and had a residency at the Café Society, Downtown, and the following year had a reunion with Jimmy Rushing, his fellow Basie alumni, at the Savoy Ballroom add something

 

Oleg Lundstrem - Until 1947, the band was an important part of Shanghai jazz scene, along with Buck Clayton Orchestra


1949

From September 1949 he was in Europe for nine months, leading his own band in France add something

 

Walter Buchanan (musician) - In January 12, 1949 he recorded with Milt Larkin's band for Savoy Records together with Buck Clayton, Hal_Singer, George Rhodes on piano, and Joe Harris on drums


1950

The English critic Stanley Dance coined the term "mainstream" in the 1950s to describe the style of those swing era players who fell between the revivalist and modernist camps add something


1953

In 1953, he was again in Europe, touring with Mezzrow; in Italy; the group was joined by Frank Sinatra add something

 

In December 1953 Clayton embarked on a series of jam session albums for Columbia, which had been the idea of John Hammond, though George Avakian was the principal producer add something


1954

Rene Urtreger - In 1954, he accompanied in a Parisian concert two great American expatriates: saxophonist Don Byas and trumpeter Buck Clayton


1955

In 1955 he appeared in "The Benny Goodman Story", working with Goodman in New York at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel two years later add something

 

Sonny Dallas - Moving to New York in 1955, he began performing and recording with the likes of Sal Salvador, Tony Scott, Chet Baker and Buck Clayton, Lee_Konitz, Warne Marsh, Phil Woods, Gene Quill, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Elvin Jones, Mary Lou Williams, Bill Evans, George Wallington, Jackie Paris and Lennie Tristano, with whom he was most closely associated


1956

The recording sessions for these albums lasted until 1956 add something


1958

In 1958 he was at the World Fair in Brussels for concerts with Sidney Bechet, and toured Europe the following year and annually through the 1960s add something


1960

Clayton and Rushing worked together occasionally in to the 1960s add something

 

In the early 1960s he guested with the band of British trumpeter Humphrey Lyttelton in public performances and on several record albums add something


1961

Jimmy Witherspoon - In 1961 he toured Europe with Buck Clayton and returned to the UK on many occasions, featuring on a mid-sixties live UK recording "Spoon Sings and Swings" with tenor sax player Dick Morrissey's quartet


1964

In 1964 he performed in Japan, Australia and New Zealand with Eddie Condon, with whom he had already occasionally worked for several years add something


1969

Shortly after appearing at the New Orleans Jazz Festival in 1969, Clayton underwent lip surgery, and had to give up playing the trumpet in 1972 add something


1977

He was able to resume playing in 1977 for a State Department sponsored tour of Africa, but had to permanently stop playing in 1979, though he still worked as an arranger add something


1980

Frank Wess - In the 1980s and 1990s, he worked with Kenny Barron, Rufus Reid, Buck Clayton, Benny_Carter, Billy Taylor, Harry Edison, Mel Tormé, Ernestine Anderson, Louie Bellson, John Pizzarelli, Howard Alden, Dick Hyman, Jane Jarvis, Frank Vignola and was a featured member of the Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra


1991

Buck Clayton died quietly in his sleep in 1991 add something


Buck Clayton died in 1991 add something


2009

Theo Croker - In 2009 he finished his second album, "In The Tradition", which received rave reviews from well-known jazz writer and "Village Voice" editor Nat Hentoff, who compared his work to Count Basie and Buck Clayton


2012

Gwyneth Herbert - In 2012, Herbert joined forces with members of the Buck Clayton Legacy Band to explore, in a series of concerts and talks, the jazz repertoire of Peggy Lee