Buck Jumpin'

Al Casey

Buck Jumpin
  • CAT # OJCCD-675-25

    1. Buck Jumpin' 6:14
    2. Casey's Blues 6:41
    3. Don't Blame Me 5:49
    4. Rosetta 5:49
    5. Ain't Misbehavin' 4:46
    6. Honeysuckle Rose 5:35
    7. Body And Soul 5:20
    8. Gut Soul 3:07
    9. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write 5:01

Buck Jumpin' is named for Al Casey's famous 1941 solo feature recording with Fats Waller, his employer of many years. In 1960, Casey was, if anything, even more a master of the unamplified acoustic guitar than when he served with Fats Waller and His Rhythm. His new version of "Buck Jumpin'" is a study in the difficult art of swinging hard at low volume while projecting an air of relaxation. An exemplar of both solo and rhythm guitar, Casey is joined here by the veteran swing-era reedman Rudy Powell and a solid rhythm section. The pieces include two of Waller's most famous, "Honeysuckle Rose" and "Ain't Misbehavin'," and Earl Hines's "Rosetta," another song Casey played often with Waller.

with Rudy Powell, Herman Foster, Jimmy Lewis, Belton Evans

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