Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Blow the Blues? More Like Swing the Blues!
Joseph Motika | Paterson, New Jersey | 03/14/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The sound of Count Basie's orchestra was one that influenced a new direction in swing music. The driving pulse of his rhythm section and the emotion of the soloists characterized this new direction. On BUCK AND BUDDY BLOW THE BLUES one can hear what has happened to the sound of the Count Basie Orchestra as the players matured into their own musicians. All of the players on this record, except for the pianist for obvious reasons, played with Count Basie during their careers. The influence of playing with Basie can be heard in the ferocity of the swing, though at the same time one can hear the amount of relaxation with which each musician plays now that they have come into their own. Overall, this album shows Buddy Tate and Buck Clayton in a fresh light, a light that has become their own through age and experience."
Reminiscin' on Buck and the All-star Jams..
douglasnegley | Pittsburgh, Pa. United States | 09/05/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a well recorded, swinging session from 1961. I have not seen too many Clayton All-Star Jams reissued, so this is as close as it may get. Buddy Tate, in the first track, "Rompin' At Red Bank" 'tips his hat' to Lester by playing the signature riff from "Afternoon of a Basie-ite". Barring any other reissues of Buck's legendary (and prolific) All-Star recordings - one in particular, with Ruby Braff, and even Jimmy Rushing is stunning for its feel and flawless master recording (on Columbia LP) would really be nice to see, but this one serves well. Sir Charles Thompson, Gene Ramey, and Gus Johnson definately "Blow The Blues"."
An excellent jazz and blues CD. I highly recommend it!!!
Wayne Dawson | 02/26/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was my first introduction to Buck Clayton. I bought the album because Buddy Tate has such a great sound. This album is well worth it! If you enjoy jazz, you will love this album!"