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Buck Clayton

tr, 1911-1991 US, Parsons, Kansas
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Wilbur Dorsey Clayton John Durante

Wilbur Dorsey "Buck" Clayton (Parsons, Kansas, November 12, 1911 – New York City, December 8, 1991) was an American jazz trumpet player who was a leading member of Count Basie’s "Old Testament" orchestra and a leader of mainstream-oriented jam session recordings in the 1950s. His principal influence was Louis Armstrong. 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. His contributions helped change musical history in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

  • Trumpet
  • Vocals
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
Exactly Like You on The Complete Decca Recordings by Count Basie
On The Sunny Side Of the Street - From the short subject Jammin' The Blues (WB, 1944) on Hollywood Swing & Jazz by Benny Goodman
Swinging At The Daisy Chain on The Complete Decca Recordings by Count Basie
Stars Fell On Alabama on Jazz Spectacular by Frankie Laine & Buck Clayton
I've Found A New Baby on Lester Young Trio by Lester Young
All of Me on 1965 All Star Jam Session by Various Artists
Boo Hoo on The Complete Decca Recordings by Count Basie
Smarty (You Know It All) on The Complete Decca Recordings by Count Basie
S' Wonderful on The Essential by Buck Clayton
Used To Be Basie on Sweets by Harry "Sweets" Edison

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Title Artist Year Type
Passport To ParadiseBuck Clayton2018Album
Buck & Buddy + Blow The BluesBuck Clayton - Buddy Tate2012Compil.
Complete Legendary Jam Sessions Master TakesBuck Clayton2011Compil.
In Concert At The Brussels Fair, 1958Sidney Bechet, Buck Clayton2010Album
Dance Parade Vol 1Alix Combelle, Buck Clayton, Alix Combelle Et Son Orchestre2008Album
How Hi The Fi / Jumpin' At The WoodsideBuck Clayton2008Compil.
Swingin' And Dancing in Paris with Buck ClaytonBuck Clayton2007Album
Jazz Ballads 20Buck Clayton, Eddie Condon And His All-Stars, Clifford Brown All Stars, Norman Granz' Jam Session2007Compil.
Buck Clayton And FriendsBuck Clayton2007Album
UndecidedBuck Clayton2007Compil.
Lucky DrawBuck Clayton2006Album
How Hi The FiBuck Clayton Featuring Woody Herman2005Album
Buck ClaytonBuck Clayton Featuring Lester Young, Count Basie, Teddy Wilson2005Compil.
From New York To ParisBuck Clayton2004Compil.
1949-1953Buck Clayton2004Compil.
Back To Buck (New York-Paris 1946-49)Buck Clayton2002Compil.
Swings The VillageBuck Clayton2002Album
Fiesta In BlueBuck Clayton2001Compil.
Club SessionBuck Clayton / Peanuts Holland / Charlie Singleton2000Album
1945-1947Buck Clayton1997Compil.
Swing Trumpet KingsHarry Edison / Roy Eldridge / Henry "Red" Allen / Buck Clayton1996Compil.
Buck Clayton In ParisBuck Clayton1995Compil.
Ben / BuckBen Webster, Buck Clayton1995Album
The Complete CBS Buck Clayton Jam SessionsBuck Clayton1993Album
Buck Clayton Meets Joe TurnerBuck Clayton, Big Joe Turner1992Album
Buck SpecialBuck Clayton1992Compil.
The Classic Swing Of Buck ClaytonBuck Clayton1990Album
Jammin' At "Eddie Condon's" - Vol. IBuck Clayton1989Album
Jammin' At "Eddie Condon's" - Vol. IIBuck Clayton1989Album
Jam Sessions From The VaultBuck Clayton1988Album
Jam Session Vol. 1Buck Clayton1987Album
Riff Interlude / I Left My BabyCount Basie, Lester Young, Buck Clayton1986Album
Rarities Vol 1Buck Clayton1986Compil.
A La BuckBuck Clayton1981Album
I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 29Mezz Mezzrow / Buck Clayton / Pee Wee Russell / Bud Freeman1981Compil.
Kansas City Six And Five (1938)Lester Young, Buck Clayton, Eddie Durham, Freddie Green, Walter Page, Jo Jones1979Compil.
Passport To ParadiseBuck Clayton1979Album
Olympia ConcertBuck Clayton1978Album
Buck Clayton Jam Sessions Vol. 2Buck Clayton1978Album
1938 Live America Dances Broadcast July-9-1938 Via BBC - London EnglandCount Basie and Count Basie Orchestra with Lester Young, Herschel Evans, Buck Clayton1978Album
JazztracksBuck Clayton1977Album
Live In ParisBuck Clayton And Jimmy Witherspoon1977Album
Trumpet SummitBuck Clayton meets Roy Eldridge1977Album
A Buck Clayton Jam Session Vol. IVBuck Clayton1977Album
The Essential Buck ClaytonBuck Clayton1977Compil.
A Buck Clayton Jam Session Vol. 3 : Jazz Party TimeBuck Clayton1976Album
Buck Clayton Jam Session Vol. 2Buck Clayton1975Album
Kansas City NightsBuck Clayton & Buddy Tate1974Compil.
The Golden Days Of JazzBuck Clayton1974Compil.
A Buck Clayton Jam SessionBuck Clayton1974Album
Feel So Fine!Buck Clayton, Big Joe Turner1973Album
Just A GrooveBuck Clayton1973Album
Buck 'N' The BluesBuck Clayton1967Album
Jazz from a Swinging EraEarl Hines, Roy Eldridge, Buck Clayton, Vic Dickenson, Budd Johnson, Bud Freeman, Earle Warren, Sir Charles Thompson, Oliver Jackson, Bill Pemperton1967Album
BuckBuck Clayton1966Album
Et Sa TrompetteBuck Clayton1966Compil.
Buck Clayton PlaysBuck Clayton1966Album
Buck ClaytonBuck Clayton1966Album
The Great Buck ClaytonBuck Clayton With Humphrey Lyttelton And His Band1966Album
Le Vrai Buck ClaytonBuck Clayton1966Album
Jam Session Au SavoyThe Nat Pierce Orchestra Featuring Buck Clayton1963Compil.
Tous Les Garçons Et Les FillesBuck Clayton1962Single
Big Band At The Savoy BallroomThe Nat Pierce Orchestra Featuring Buck Clayton1962Album
One For BuckBuck Clayton1962Album
Buck & BuddyBuck Clayton & Buddy Tate1961Album
"Swingin' And Dancing Tenderly" Vol. 2Buck Clayton1961Single
Buck & Buddy Blow The BluesBuck Clayton With Buddy Tate1961Album
Fast But SoftBuck Clayton Featuring Peanuts Holland1960Album
Swingin' With Pee WeePee Wee Russell With Buck Clayton1960Album
The Classic Swing Of Buck ClaytonBuck Clayton1960Album
Tenderly / I'm In The Mood For LoveBuck Clayton1960Single
Newport Jazz Festival All StarsBuck Clayton / Vic Dickenson / Pee Wee Russell / Bud Freeman / George Wein / Champ Jones / Jake Hanna1960Album
Goin' To Kansas CityTommy Gwaltney's Kansas City Nine Featuring Buck Clayton1960Album
Swingin' And DancingBuck Clayton1960Album
Jazz GalleryBuck Clayton1959Single
Buck And MaeBuck Clayton And Mae Barnes1959Single
Piano After MIdnightJoe Bushkin with Buck Clayton1958Album
Harry Edison Swings Buck Clayton (And Vice Versa)Harry Edison / Buck Clayton1958Album
Basie ReunionPaul Quinichette / Buck Clayton / Shad Collins / Jack Washington / Freddie Green / Eddie Jones / Jo Jones / Nat Pierce1958Album
Stompin´ At The SavoyBuck Clayton1957Single
Festival de Newport 1956Duke Ellington / Louis Armstrong / Buck Clayton1957Compil.
All The Cats Join In (A Buck Clayton Jam Session)Buck Clayton1956Album
Cat Meets ChickBuck Clayton, Jimmy Rushing And Ada Moore With Buck Clayton's Orchestra1956Single
Messin' 'Round In MontmartreMary Lou Williams With Don Byas, Alvin Banks, Gérard Pochonet / Alix Combelle Et Son Orchestre Avec Buck Clayton1956Album
A Buck Clayton Jam SessionBuck Clayton1955Single
A Buck Clayton Jam SessionBuck Clayton1955Single
Jumpin' At The WoodsideBuck Clayton1955Album
The Huckle-Buck (A Buck Clayton Jam Session)Buck Clayton1954Single
How Hi the Fi and Blue Moon: A Buck Clayton Jam Session Featuring Woody HermanBuck Clayton, Woody Herman1954Album
Buck Meets RubyBuck Clayton, Ruby Braff, The Mel Powell Septet1954Album
Buck Clayton Meets Ruby BraffBuck Clayton / Ruby Braff1954Album
The Huckle-Buck And Robbins' Nest (A Buck Clayton Jam Session)Buck Clayton1954Album
Buck Clayton Meets Ruby BraffBuck Clayton / Ruby Braff1954Album
A Buck Clayton Jam SessionBuck Clayton1954Single
How Hi The FiBuck Clayton Featuring Woody Herman1954Album
Lazy River / West End BluesBuck Clayton - Mezz Mezzrow And His Orchestra1953Album
I Want A Little Girl / Blue MoonBuck Clayton With The Marlowe Morris Trio1953Album
Buck's MoodBuck ClaytonCompil.
Swingin' And Dancing To ParadiseBuck ClaytonSingle
Spotlight OnEarl Hines ,and Buck ClaytonAlbum
Jammin' With BuckBuck Clayton, Marlowe Morris TrioSingle
Swingin' And Dancing To ParadiseBuck Clayton, Sir Charles Thompson, Jean Bonal, Gene Ramey, Oliver JacksonAlbum
How Hi The Fi / Blue MoonBuck ClaytonSingle
Duke Ellington Meets Buck ClaytonDuke Ellington, Buck Clayton, Duke Ellington And His OrchestraAlbum
Buck Clayton QuartetBuck ClaytonSingle
At NewportBuck Clayton, Dave Brubeck And J.J. Johnson & Kai WindingSingle
Negro Spirituals And BluesThe Golden Gate Quartet, Paul Robeson, Buck ClaytonAlbum
All Stars' PerformanceBuck ClaytonAlbum
Harry Edison Swings Buck Clayton (And Vice Versa)Harry Edison / Buck ClaytonSingle
Blues In First / Blues In SecondBuck ClaytonAlbum
Buck A La BasieBuck Clayton With Alix Combelle And His Swing BandAlbum
I Want A Little Girl / Blue MoonBuck Clayton & The Marlowe Morris TrioSingle
Stompin' At The Savoy/ Confessin/ Blues For HazelGérard Pochonet All Stars, Buck ClaytonSingle
Baden Switzerland 1966Buck ClaytonAlbum
Les Classiques Du Jazz Par Les Géants Du JazzLionel Hampton, Django Reinhardt, Roy Eldridge, Earl Hines, Coleman Hawkins, Barney Bigard, Buck Clayton, Sir Charles Thompson, Don Byas, Johnny Hodges, Dizzy Gillespie, Claude Luter, Zoot Sims, Sidney Bechet, Bob Brookmeyer, Gerry MulliganCompil.
Dixieland U.S.A.Arvell Shaw, Pee Wee Russell, Buck Clayton, Vic Dickenson, Bud Freeman, Jo Jones, Lou CarterAlbum
It Feels GoodCharlie Shavers / Buck ClaytonCompil.
Spotlight On Earl "Fatha" Hines And Buck ClaytonEarl Hines, Buck ClaytonAlbum
Blues In FirstBuck ClaytonSingle
I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 17Big Joe Turner, Buck Clayton, Stuff Smith, Memphis SlimCompil.
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