Groove Shop

Groove Shop

by Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra


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This Capri CD was the debut of the Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra, a notable L.A.-based big band co-led by bassist John Clayton, altoist Jeff Clayton, and drummer Jeff Hamilton. The 18-piece group has many top soloists, most notably the three co-leaders; tenor saxophonist Rickey Woodard; trumpeters Snooky Young, Clay Jenkins, and Oscar Brashear; and trombonist George Bohanon. However, it is the arrangements of John Clayton that give the orchestra its own sound. Highlights include "Raincheck," Young's vocal and trumpet feature on "T'Aint What You Do," Hamilton's showcase on "Brush This," Oscar Brashear's "Sashay" (which has a Clayton chart that recalls Thad Jones), and "Night Train." Highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/30/1994
Label: Capri Records
UPC: 0054987402128
catalogNumber: 74021
Rank: 76961

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Jeff Hamilton   Drums
Bobby Bryant   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Bob Hardaway   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Rickey Woodard   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Clay Jenkins   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Doug MacDonald   Guitar
George Bohannon   Trombone
Oscar Brashear   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Lee Callet   Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Jeff Clayton   Flute,Oboe,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
John Clayton   Double Bass
Bill Green   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone
Thurman Green   Trombone
Michael Lang   Piano
Herb Mickman   Double Bass
Ira Nepus   Trombone
Maurice Spears   Bass Trombone
Snooky Young   Trumpet,Flugelhorn

Technical Credits

Jeff Hamilton   Producer
Thomas C. Burns   Producer
Hank Cicalo   Engineer
Jeff Clayton   Producer
John Clayton   Arranger,Producer
Mike Hennessey   Liner Notes
Terry Orin   Cover Art

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