By Buck Clayton
Buck Clayton's Jazz World is the autobiography of 1 of the main major trumpeters in jazz. Clayton is healthier referred to as a trumpet participant for count number Basie (he joined that band in its first days of status in 1936 and stayed till he entered the military within the early 1940s). He used to be additionally one among Billie Holiday's favourite accompanists.
Clayton's recollections conceal seventy five attention-grabbing years of jazz historical past, not just within the usa but in addition overseas. the most interesting sections of the booklet bargains along with his unbelievable adventures in Shanghai in 1934-36 as chief of a jazz band and his prolonged remains in Europe for the reason that 1949 as one in all a wide team of expatriate black American jazzmen. His paintings with Coleman Hawkins, Lester younger, Jummy speeding, and so forth is acknowledged intimately. The booklet additionally chronicles Clayton's more moderen occupation as an arranger and composer. additionally, he has lectured in jazz stories at Hunter collage in New York.
concerning the Co-Author
Nancy Miller is a number one big apple photographer who makes a speciality of jazz-related matters.
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It wasn't that I couldn't play the music but I couldn't play it the way that Fats played it. The rest of the brothers were so accustomed to hearing all of that coffee-can crap that they felt uneasy with me playing straight solos, so they let me out. 42 / BUCK CLAYTON'S JAZZ WORLD I couldn't have growled if they were going to kill me, so pretty soon I was back hanging out on the comers with all of the guys on Central Avenue. Shortly after that I decided that I'd better learn how to growl, which I did, finally.
The next day he had another one. He was really original in his dress as sometimes he'd wear Russian pyjamas to work, with a short billed white cap on his head. The Russian pyjamas were always silk but he wore regular pants under the tops of the Russian pyjamas. Echols was a nice cat, though, I must say that. Everybody liked him and especially the women. He must have had them in droves as they all liked the way he would stomp his feet and screw around on the bandstand. Then he was a pretty nice looking guy, too.
It seemed to be me, but I don't think she really knew herself. Before long we became pretty tight and soon had an apartment together. We didn't stay too long, though, in the apartment because we had heard that Derb was to be in the upcoming movie that Duke was to make, and then we also learned that Earl Dancer was going to open up a nightclub under the Dunbar Hotel. So we soon moved out of the apartment into the Dunbar. Just in case we ever worked with Earl we would be right above the club. Shortly after, Earl Dancer did begin to make his movies.