Jul 22, · My favorite trumpet player all time is Buck Clayton. This is one of his very best recordings from the 's. A very high level of performance by everybody. I still have the vinyl of How Hi The Fi tucked away somewhere. It's great to be able to now have a Cd and be able to play it while I am driving my Cadillac Seville /5(3).
Jan 29, · For whatever odd reason, trumpeter Buck Clayton took a back seat to many other swing to big-band brass soloists, and undeservedly so. This combination of two of his albums for the Columbia label represents Clayton and his many all-star friends in an amenable jam session format, able to discourse at length post-melody. The first four extended tracks from 19are with Woody Herman 9/
May 03, · However it is 'How Hi the Fi' (cut along with 'Blue Moon' on March 31, ) that is most memorable. Buck and fellow trumpeter Joe Thomas, trombonists Urbie Green and Trummy Young, clarinetist Woody Herman, Davis and Dash, Al Cohn on second tenor, pianist Jimmy Jones, guitarist Steve Jordan, bassist Walter Page and drummer Jo Jones are all in /5(8).