Buck Clayton Jam Session, Volume Two
Buck Clayton, Joe Newman, Urbie Green, Benny Powell, Henderson Chambers, Trummy Young, Lem Davis, Julian Dash, Coleman Hawkins, Charles Fowlkes, Sir Charles Thompson, Jimmy Jones, Billy Kyle, Freddie Green, Steve Jordan, Walter Page, Milt Hinton, Jo Jones
01. Christopher Columbus (Berry) 25:44
02. How Hi The Fi (Clayton) 13:51
03. Blue Moon (Rodgers-Hart) 14:05
04. Jumping At The Woodside (Basie) 10:36
Total time: 64:29 min.
Personnel on track #1:
Buck Clayton (tp, lead), Joe Newman (tp), Urbie Green, Henderson Chambers (tb), Lem Davis (as), Julian Dash (ts), Charlie Fowlkes (bs), Sir Charles Thompson (p, celeste), Freddie Greene (g), Walter Page (b), Jo Jones (d).
Recorded in New York City, on December 16, 1953
Personnel on tracks #2-3:
Buck Clayton (tp, lead), Joe Thomas (tp), Urbie Green, Trummy Young (tb), Woody Herman (cl), Lem Davis (as), Al Cohn, Julian Dash (ts), Jimmy Jones (p, celeste), Steve Jordan (g), Walter Page (b), Jo Jones (d).
Recorded in New York City, on March 31, 1954
Personnel on track #4:
Same as #2-3 except Coleman Hawkins(ts), Billy Kyle (p, celeste), Milt Hinton (b) replaces Woody Herman, Al Cohn, Julian Dash, Jimmy Jones and Walter Page on some passages.
Recorded in New York City, on March 31 & August 13, 1954
Edited version from two different sessions.
Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol
"Trumpeter Buck Clayton led a series of exciting studio jam sessions during the mid-'50s. Half of the performances are on this superlative 'Volume Two'. Among the many soloists (most of them swing-oriented stylists) are Clayton, Joe Newman, Joe Thomas on trumpets; trombonists Urbie Green, Henderson Chambers, and Trummy Young; altoist Lem Davis; tenors Coleman Hawkins, and Al Cohn; Julian Dash doubling on tenor and alto; baritonist Charlie Fowlkes; several rhythm sections with pianists Sir Charles Thompson, Jimmy Jones, and Billy Kyle; and a guest appearance by Woody Herman on clarinet. These generally lengthy performances contain plenty of spontaneous riffing behind soloists and lots of special moments; "How Hi the Fi" is quite memorable."
Scott Yanow -All Music Guide