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Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band with Buck Clayton Live at the Dancing Sllipper Nottingham - Double CD

Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band with Buck Clayton Live at the Dancing Sllipper Nottingham - Double CD
CD / Product Number: CLGCD048

Amongst all of Humphrey Lyttelton's recorded music not previously available on CD or LP, none has been looked forward to by his followers as much as these sessions with trumpeter Buck Clayton in Nottingham from 1966. Humph's excellent band also includes Tony Coe, Dave Green and Chris Pyne, whilst Joe Temperley plays baritone saxophone on the 3 bonus tracks recorded at the same venue in 1964. 'Sessions' is the right word for this album - not 'dance' or 'recital'. For the music here, intended for the former and as trenchant as the latter, holds some of the finest improvised jazz of its period. These are truly banquets of music. Throughout their tours the two men climbed to new peaks of inspiration and the band flew with them. Buck Clayton had a unique combination of sensitivity and fire in his playing which raised him above contemporaries like Roy Eldridge and Harry Edison. He was the most consistently excellent trumpeter of them all and was a craftsman of the trumpet who was imbued with Louis Armstrong's sense of drama. The open horn climaxes he built in his closing choruses were, as with Armstrong, the masterful work of a giant at ease.
Personnel: Humphrey Lyttelton, Buck Clayton (trumpet), Chris Pyne (trombone), Tony Coe (tenor saxophone and clarinet), Eddie Harvey (piano), Dave Green (bass), Tony Taylor (drums). Featuring: Joe Temperley (baritone saxophone), Pete Blannin (bass), Eddie Taylor (drums)


Disc 1

1. Muskrat Rumble
2. It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing
3. In a Mellotone
4. Intro
5. Poor Butterfly
6. Intro
7. Say Forward, I'll March
8. I Want A Little Girl
9. Intro
10. Russian Lullaby
11. Blue Mist
12. Intro
13. The Swingin' Birds

Disc 2

1. Robbin's Nest - version 1
2. The Jumpin' Blues
3. Intro
4. Out Of Nowehere
5. Bernie's Tune
6. Humph's Blues
7. St Louis Blues
8. Cottontail
9. You Can Depend On Me
10. Robbin's Nest - version 2