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Buck Clayton (born Wilbur Dorsey Clayton in Parsons, Kansas on November 12, 1911-died in New York City on December 8, 1991) was an American jazz trumpet player, fondly remembered for being a leading member of Count Basie’s 'Old Testament' orchestra and leader of mainstream orientated jam session recordings in the 1950s. His principal influence was Louis Armstrong. The “Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD” says that he “synthesi much of the history of jazz trumpet up to his own… read more

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  • Avatar for barryvs
    Indeed.
  • Avatar for F_Hole
    Buck: perfect swing with a tone like the finest wine! Actual Similar Artists would incl.: [artist]Hot Lips Page[/artist], [artist]Roy Eldridge[/artist], [artist]Ruby Braff[/artist], [artist]Ray Nance[/artist], [artist]Rex Stewart[/artist], and [artist]Charlie Shavers[/artist].
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    More for us as the world snoozes on!

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