Buck Clayton, Bill Coleman, Merrill Steppter (tp), Dicky Wells, Trummy Young (tb), George Kennedy (as), Scoville Brown (cl), Alix Combelle, Armand Conrad, Don Byas (ts), André Persiany, Billy Taylor (p), Tiny Grimes, Brick Fleagle (g), Sid Weiss, Al McKibbon, George Hadjo (b), Jimmy Crawford, Wallace Bishop (d)
Reference: OCM CD 015
Bar code: 8435086700155
A sample of friendly jazzy affinity between real Swing players with the virtues that should have to jam. These rare transatlantic dates issued by HRS & Vogue performs Basie-ite trumpeter Clayton (for whom Stanley Dance coined the term "Mainstream") with solid feelings of Tiny Grimes, Dicky Wells-Trummy Young, Don Byas, George Johnson and young pianist Billy Taylor, or French cats like Alix Combelle & André Persiany in four sessions that can be considered among the final small-group swing events of the classic era.
01. Dawn Dance (3:10)
02. Wells-A-Poppin' (3:12)
03. On The Sunny Side Ofthe Street (3:29)
04. It's Dizzy (3:05)
05. Basie's Morning Bluesicale (3:19)
06. Saratoga Special (2:38)
07. Sentimental Summer (3:20)
08. Harlem Cradle Song (2:38)
09. My Good Man Sam (2:36)
10. I Want A Little Girl (2:50)
11. Hight Tide (3:00)
12. Swingin' At Sundown (2:45)
13. Who's Sorry Now? (2:33)
14. Sugar Blues (2:33)
15. Blues In First (3:07)
16. Blues In Second (3:07)
17. Don's Blues (2:39)
18. Uncle Buck (2:54)
19. Buck Special (3:23)
20. Night Life (3:14)
21. Perdido (3:28)
22. B.C. & B.C. (2:58)
23. Sweet Georgia Brown (3:23)
Total time: 70:06 min.
Tracks #1-5: BUCK CLAYTON'S BIG FOUR :
Buck Clayton (tp); Tiny Grimes (g); Scoville Brown (cl); Sid Weiss (b)
Recorded in New York, June 26, 1946
Tracks #6-10: BUCK CLAYTON'S BIG EIGHT :
Buck Clayton (tp); Dicky Wells, Trummy Young (tb); George Johnson (as); Billy Taylor (p, celeste on track 7); Brick Fleagle (g); Al McKibbon (b); Jimmy Crawford (d).
Recorded in New York, July 24, 1946
Buck Clayton, Merrill Steppter (tp); Don Byas (ts); Charlie Lewis (p); George Hadjo (b); Wallace Bishop (d).
Recorded in Paris, October 10, 1949
Buck Clayton, Bill Coleman, Merrill Steppter (tp); George Kennedy (as); Alix Combelle, Armand Conrad (ts); André Persiany (p); George Hadjo (b); Wallace Bishop (d).
Recorded in Paris, November 28, 1949