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Buck Clayton
trumpet, arranger: swing, big band

Buck played with many people in his lengthy career including Billie Holiday, Jimmy Rushing and Lester Young. In 1934 Buck started a band which traveled the world, including China. Two years later, Count Basie invited him to replace Hot Lips Page in his band. Buck continued playing strong throughout the 50s, 60s, 70s and even the 80s.