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Live at the Dancing Slipper Nottingham

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Live at the Dancing Slipper Nottingham
Live at the Dancing Slipper Nottingham


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)


  1. Name
  2. Muskrat Ramble
  3. It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing
  4. In a Mellotone
  5. Intro
  6. Poor Butterfly
  7. Intro
  8. Say Forward. I'll March
  9. I Want a Little Girl
  10. Intro
  11. Russian Lullaby
  12. Blue Mist
  13. Intro
  14. The Swingin' Birds
  15. Robbins' Nest
  16. The Jumpin' Blues
  17. Intro
  18. Out Of Nowhere
  19. Bernie's Tune
  20. Humph's Blues
  21. St Louis Blues
  22. Cottontail
  23. You Can Depend On Me
  24. Robbins' Nest
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