Buck Clayton – Jumpin’ At The Woodside

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Jumpin’ at the Woodside, subtitled A Buck Clayton Jam Session, is an album by trumpeter Buck Clayton which was recorded between 1953 and 1956 and released on the Columbia label.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:
The Buck Clayton jam sessions of the mid-’50s led to writer Stanley Dance coining the term “mainstream” to describe swing-oriented veterans of the era. This out-of-print LP, whose contents have been reissued by Mosaic in their six-CD Buck Clayton box set, has a variety of top mainstream all-stars jamming on four songs associated with Count Basie. The music is taken from three different sessions, with this version of “Jumpin’ at the Woodside” splicing together the best of two completely different performances. The lineup of top players (including trumpeters Clayton, Joe Newman and Ruby Braff, trombonists Trummy Young, Urbie Green and Benny Green, clarinetist Woody Herman and tenors Coleman Hawkins, Al Cohn, Buddy Tate and Lem Davis among others) gives one a good idea as to the high quality of the music.

Track listing:
“Rock-a-Bye Basie” (Count Basie, Lester Young, Shad Collins) – 8:10
“Jumpin’ at the Woodside” (Basie) – 10:40
“Blue and Sentimental” (Basie, Jerry Livingston, Mack David) – 6:30
“Broadway” (Billy Byrd, Teddy McRae, Henri Woode) – 9:25
Recorded in NYC on March 31, 1954 (track 2), August 13, 1954 (tracks 2 & 3) and March 15, 1955 (tracks 1 & 4)

Personnel:
Buck Clayton – trumpet
Joe Newman (tracks 2 & 3), Joe Thomas (track 2) – trumpet
Ruby Braff – cornet (tracks 1 & 4)
Bennie Green (tracks 1 & 4), Urbie Green (tracks 2 & 3), Dicky Harris (tracks 1 & 4), Trummy Young (track 2) – trombone
Woody Herman – clarinet (track 2)
Lem Davis – alto saxophone (tracks 2 & 3)
Al Cohn (track 2), Julian Dash (track 2), Coleman Hawkins (tracks 1–4), Buddy Tate (tracks 1 & 4) – tenor saxophone
Charles Fowlkes – baritone saxophone (tracks 2 & 3)
Jimmy Jones (track 2), Billy Kyle (tracks 2 & 3) – piano, celeste
Al Waslohn – piano (tracks 1 & 4)
Steve Jordan (tracks 1, 2 & 4), Freddie Green (tracks 2 & 3) – guitar
Milt Hinton (tracks 1–4), Walter Page (track 2) – bass
Jo Jones – drums
Jack Ackerman – tap dancing (track 1)

Released: 1955
Recorded: March 31, 1954, August 13, 1954 and March 15, 1955
Studio NYC
Label Columbia
CL 701

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