Sunday, June 17, 2012

Buck Clayton Quartet 1965

The environment in which I was introduced to jazz demanded a certain attention, almost idolizing one can say, to the university of Count Basie. One of the first thing I learned from my "jazz uncle" was the importance of each alumni of this Oxford institution of jazz; and there came up the name of Buck Clayton, a trumpet player from Basie's orchestra. Later I rediscovered him by listening to his legendary jam sessions for CBS, and I was completely hooked by his lyricism and imperturbable phrasing in mid-tempo pieces.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Art Ford's Jazz Party

Episode 19
18th September 1958 [DOWNLOAD]

Johnny Windhurst, trumpet; Tyree Glenn, trombone; Hank D'Amico, clarinet; Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax; Teddy Charles, vibraphone; Roland Hanna, Alec Templeton, piano; Mary Osborne, guitar; Doc Goldberg, acoustic double bass; Morey Feld, Jackie Cooper, drums; Maxine Sullivan, vocal.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Clark Terry '69

Backstage of Montreux Jazz Festival 1969 with Clark Terry and Norman Granz.