For the first time ever on DVD, two extended filmed performances with Buck Clayton and some of the greatest masters of the Kansas City jazz style. The first, in Brussels, 1961; the second, in London, 1965.
On the 2nd concert, Buck is joined by: Vic Dickenson (tb), Big Joe Turner (vc), plus Humphrey Lyttelton and his band.
Born in Kansas City, Wilbur Dorsey "Buck" Clayton (1911-1991) is one of the best-remembered swing trumpeters of all time. Although he began his musical career in Kansas, he left the USA in 1934 to live and play in Shanghai. He was probably the first important jazz artist to gain renown in China.
Clayton returned to America before WW2 and replaced Hot Lips Page as the principal trumpeter of the Basie orchestra – where he stayed for many years, while also playing & recording with small groups under his own name.
Total DVD Time: 93 min. B&W / Mono. All Zone Worldwide Play