Starpulse.com

Buck Clayton

Listen to Buck Clayton
and similar artists
Play Now

Biography:
Born: 1911/11/12
Birth Place: United States
Died: 1991/12/08
Genres: Swing, Mainstream Jazz

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-oriented jam session recordings in the 1950s. His principal influence was Louis Armstrong. The ''The Penguin Guide to Jazz'' says that he “synthesi[zed] much of the history of jazz trumpet up to his own time, with a bright brassy tone and an apparently limitless facility for melodic improvisation”. Clayton worked closely with Li Jinhui, father of Chinese popular music in Shanghai. In the long run, his contribution ...

Continue Bio


Albums:

Okay For My Baby

Jive At Five (Live)

Harry Edison Swings Buck Clayton (And Vicever…

Essential Jazz Masters 1960-1961

One Time Too Many

In My Eyes (Extended)

Grain Of Seed (Extended)

You Might As Well (Extended)

Fun

More Albums