Sunday, September 1, 2013

Buck Clayton & Buddy Tate

Count Basie veterans Buck Clayton and tenorman Buddy Tate teamed up during 1960-61 for a pair of Swingville recordings. This CD reissues the first one, a quintet outing with pianist Sir Charles Thompson, bassist Gene Ramey and drummer Mousie Alexander. The repertoire is split between three standards (including "When a Woman Loves a Man") and three Clayton originals. The melodic music consistently swings and practically defines "mainstream" jazz. Worth picking up.
Scott Yanow

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Buck Clayton
Buck & Buddy


1 High Life (Clayton) 5:25
2 When a Woman Loves a Man (Hanighen, Jenkins, Mercer) 5:34
3 Thou Swell (Hart, Rodgers) 5:14
4 Can't We Be Friends ? (James, Swift) 4:03
5 Birdland Betty (Clayton) 8:01
6 Kansas City Nights (Clayton) 5:42

Buck Clayton - tp 
Buddy Tate - ts 
Sir Charles Thompson - p
Gene Ramey - b 
Mousey Alexander - dr

Recorded in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey ; December 20, 1960


ita diegues said...

Thank you Melanchthon.

LaroSwing said...

Thank you for this one!

Orbyt said...

Love the entire SwingVille series. Thank you Mel!

rm said...

merci beaucoup

blissedout said...

Buck & Buddy is so nice!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks, bon homme.

rubberduck said...

Thanks Mel, this kind of mainstream jazz is the music I die for.

jazztap said...


Melanchthon said...

Albertito Jazz said...

Thanks for ALL Melanchthon!

poppachubby said...

A gorgeous album and a wonderful upgrade for my digital collection. Thank you!!

Chris said...

I have Buck & Buddy Blow The Blues (1961), so this will be treat, thanks Mel.

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks Mel for another great bunch.....Heartfelt Gratitude.

Prof. Yaffle said...

Thank you