Ben Webster/Buck Clayton: Ben & Buck
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Ben & Buck was recorded live at Antwerp Jazz Club, Café Samson, Antwerp, Belgium in June 1967. All the material in this exciting album is previously unissued. It is a rare opportunity to hear two swing era giants together in a relaxed club setting for a programme of Jazz standards and quality ballads.
This recording also represents a meeting of two great jazz traditions; Ben Webster first achieved fame as a star soloist with Duke Ellington Orchestra in the early 1940s and Buck Clayton was the featured trumpeter with Count Basie’s Big Band from 1936 to 1943. Both subsequently followed freelance careers and their musical paths crossed infrequently, making this release an especially valuable musical document.