Buck Hill Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sun, Oct 02, 2011


Date: March 20, 1978
Location: New York City
Label: SteepleChase

Buck Hill (ldr), Buck Hill (ts), Kenny Barron (p), Buster Williams (b), Billy Hart (d)

a. a-01    Tokudo - 8:46  (Charles 'Buster' Williams)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1095 — This Is Buck Hill   (1978)
b. a-02    Yesterdays - 9:34  (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1095 — This Is Buck Hill   (1978)
c. a-03    Oleo - 5:11  (Sonny Rollins)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1095 — This Is Buck Hill   (1978)
d. b-01    I'm Aquarius - 6:54  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1095 — This Is Buck Hill   (1978)
e. b-02    S.M.Y. [aka So Smug You] - 7:42  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1095 — This Is Buck Hill   (1978)
f. tk 2   alt S.M.Y. [aka So Smug You] - 7:16  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
g. b-03    Two Chord Molly - 10:23  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1095 — This Is Buck Hill   (1978)
All titles on:      SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31095 — This Is Buck Hill   (1993)

Location is not Copenhagen, Denmark.


Date: July 8, 1979
Location: New York City
Label: SteepleChase

Buck Hill (ldr), Buck Hill (ts), Kenny Barron (p), Buster Williams (b), Billy Hart (d)

a. a-01    Scope - 5:54  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1123 — Scope   (1979)
b. a-02    Ballad Repeter - 6:14  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1123 — Scope   (1979)
c. a-03    Little Bossa - 7:19  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1123 — Scope   (1979)
d. b-01    Beast Beautiful - 5:36  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1123 — Scope   (1979)
e. b-02    The Sad Ones - 8:12  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1123 — Scope   (1979)
f. b-03    Funk Dumplin' - 5:56  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1123 — Scope   (1979)
g.     Snaps - 7:27  (Charles 'Buster' Williams)
All titles on:      SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31123 — Scope   (1995)

Date: July 11-12, 1981
Location: North Sea Jazz Festival, Den Haag, Netherlands
Label: SteepleChase

Buck Hill (ldr), Buck Hill (ts), Reuben Brown (p), Wilbur Little (b), Billy Hart (d)

a. a-01    Easy To Love - 9:41  (Cole Porter)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1160 — Easy To Love    (1982)
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31160 — Easy To Love   (1996)
b. a-02    Little Face - 9:36  (Reuben Brown)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1160 — Easy To Love    (1982)
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31160 — Easy To Love   (1996)
c. b-01    Mr. Barrow - 7:57  (Reuben Brown)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1160 — Easy To Love    (1982)
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31160 — Easy To Love   (1996)
d. b-02    Spaces - 7:03  (Reuben Brown)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1160 — Easy To Love    (1982)
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31160 — Easy To Love   (1996)
e. b-03    Brakes - 6:54  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1160 — Easy To Love    (1982)
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31160 — Easy To Love   (1996)
f.     Two Chord Molly - 8:03  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31160 — Easy To Love   (1996)
g. c-01    Alone Together - 8:05  (Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1173 — Impressions   (1983)
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31173 — Impressions   (1995)
h. c-02    Penn Station - 10:50  (Reuben Brown)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1173 — Impressions   (1983)
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31173 — Impressions   (1995)
i. d-01    Yesterdays - 11:58  (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1173 — Impressions   (1983)
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31173 — Impressions   (1995)
j. d-02    Impressions - 8:45  (John Coltrane)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1173 — Impressions   (1983)
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31173 — Impressions   (1995)
k.    alt Spaces - 7:53  (Reuben Brown)
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31173 — Impressions   (1995)
All titles on:      SteepleChase CD: SCCD 37035 — Northsea Festival   (1997)

Date: May 30, 1982
Location: Kool Jazz Festival - Kennedy Center, Washington, DC
Label: [radio broadcast]

Buck Hill (ldr), Buck Hill (ts), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Tommy Cecil (b), Hugh Walker (d)

a. 01    Beast Beautiful  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
b. 02    Little Bossa  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
c. 03    S.M.Y. [aka So Smug You]  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
d. 04    Ballad Repeter  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
e. 05    Funk Dumplin'  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
f. 06    Scope  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
g. 07    Brakes  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)

Voice Of America tapes held by the U.S. Library of Congress.

Spoken comments precede the first selection.


Date: July 1982
Location: Loosdrecht Festival, Loosdrecht, Netherlands
Label: Turning Point Records

Buck Hill (ldr), Buck Hill (ts), Marc Copland [Cohen] (p), Tommy Cecil (b), Hugh Walker (d)

a.     Half Pass  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
b.     Jasing  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
c.     Lullaby Of Loosdrecht  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
     Timeless LP 12": JC 11001 — 5 Years Loosdrecht Festival   
d.     Mitzi  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
e.     Total Beauty  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
f.     Bill Knox  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
All titles on:      Turning Point Records CD: TPR 90982 — Buck Hill Plays Europe   

Date and location need confirmation.

Confirmation needed that the performance of "Lullaby Of Loosdrecht" issued by Timeless is the same as on the Turning Point issue.

Hill plays clarinet on one unspecified selection. Further details needed.


Date: August 7, 1989
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Muse

Buck Hill (ldr), Buck Hill (ts), Barry Harris (p), Ray Drummond (b), Freddie Waits (d)

a. a-01    Tenor Madness [aka Royal Roost; aka Rue Chaptal; aka Sportin' Crowd] - 4:12  (Kenny Dorham, Hank Mobley, Sonny Rollins)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5384 — Capital Hill   (1990)
b. a-02    Chelsea Bridge - 7:38  (Billy Strayhorn)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5384 — Capital Hill   (1990)
c. a-03    Stompin' At The Savoy - 8:21  (Edgar Sampson, Chick Webb, Benny Goodman)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5384 — Capital Hill   (1990)
d. b-01    Jazz Ballad - 6:02  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5384 — Capital Hill   (1990)
e. b-02    On The Trail - 6:27  (Ferde Grofe)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5384 — Capital Hill   (1990)
f. b-03    Someone To Watch Over Me - 5:45  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5384 — Capital Hill   (1990)
g. b-04    Hail To The Redskins - 4:59  (Barnee Breeskin, Corinne Griffith)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5384 — Capital Hill   (1990)
h.     Trane's Blues [aka Vierd Blues; aka John Paul Jones] - 6:44  (John Coltrane)
All titles on:      Muse CD: MCD 5384 — Capital Hill   (1990)

Date: April 13, 1990
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Muse

Buck Hill (ldr), Buck Hill (ts), Johnny Coles (fh), Barry Harris (p), Ray Drummond (b), Kenny Washington (d)

a. 01    Someone Like That In Your Life - 5:24  (Roger 'Buck' Hill, Chips Bayen)
b. 02    I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face - 6:36  (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe)
c. 03    Brakes - 7:11  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
d. 04    Harlem Nocturne - 6:25  (Earle Hagen, Dick Rogers)
e. 05    Wip Wap - 6:05  (Johnny Coles)
f. 06    You Don't Know What Love Is - 8:53  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
g. 07    RH Blues - 3:41  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
h. 08    I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You - 7:54  (Victor Young, Ned Washington, Bing Crosby)
All titles on:      Muse CD: MCD 5416 — The Buck Stops Here   (1993)

Date: June 12, 1991
Location: New York City
Label: Muse

Buck Hill (ldr), Buck Hill (ts), Jon Ozment (p), Carroll V. Dashiell, Jr. (b), Warren Shadd (d)

a. 01    Blue Hill - 3:53  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
b. 02    Lullaby Of Loosdrecht - 7:52  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
c. 03    Mitzi - 4:32  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
d. 04    Bossa For Sax - 8:55  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
e. 05    I'm Beginning To See The Light - 5:16  (Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges, Harry James, Don George)
f. 06    But Beautiful - 8:25  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
g. 07    I Want To Be Happy - 3:26  (Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar, Otto Harbach)
h. 08    Warm Valley - 3:26  (Duke Ellington)
i. 09    Blues In Five For Four Or More - 4:08  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
All titles on:      Muse CD: MCD 5449 — I'm Beginning To See The Light   (1991)

Engineer: Jay Messina


Date: May 23, 1992
Location: East Coast Jazz Festival
Label: [private recording]

Buck Hill (ldr), Buck Hill (ts), Jon Ozment (p), Cheyney Thomas (b), Jerry Jones (d)

a. 01    Improvisation  (collective improvisation)
b. 02    Improvisation  (collective improvisation)
c. 03    Improvisation  (collective improvisation)
d. 04    Improvisation  (collective improvisation)
e. 05    Improvisation  (collective improvisation)
f. 06    Improvisation  (collective improvisation)
g. 07    Improvisation  (collective improvisation)
All titles on:      Improv Records CD: BJJC 001 — Up Hill   

Tracks listed as "Improv 1" etc.


Date: July 24, 1992
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Muse

Buck Hill (ldr), Buck Hill (cl, ts), Jon Ozment (p), Carroll V. Dashiell, Jr. (b), Warren Shadd (d)

a. 01    Blues In The Closet [aka Collard Greens And Black-Eyed Peas] - 5:31  (Oscar Pettiford)
b. 02    You Taught My Heart To Sing - 4:22  (McCoy Tyner, Sammy Cahn)
c. 03    Random Walk - 4:57  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
d. 04    Impulse - 6:14  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
e. 05    In A Sentimental Mood - 6:28  (Duke Ellington, Manny Kurtz, Irving Mills)
f. 06    Sweet Georgia Brown - 6:03  (Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey, Maceo Pinkard)
g. 07    Solitude - 5:57  (Duke Ellington, Edgar DeLange, Irving Mills)
h. 08    Ottowa Bash - 6:28  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
i. 09    How Do You Keep The Music Playing - 4:08  (Michel Legrand, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)
j. 10    Now's The Time - 4:30  (Charlie Parker)
All titles on:      Muse CD: MCD 5483 — Impulse   (1995)

Buck Hill (cl) on e-g, j; (ts) on a-d, h-i.


Date: 1999
Location: Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel, MD
Label: JazzMont

Buck Hill (ldr), Buck Hill (cl, ts), Jon Ozment (p), Cheyney Thomas (b), Jerry Jones (d)

a. 01    You Don't Know Me Like You Think You Do - 10:23  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
b. 02    Blue Five - 8:09  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
c. 03    Minor Mode Blues - 10:04  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
d. 04    Insomnia - 7:02  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
e. 05    Huh? Unh-Uh. Uh-Huh! - 7:13  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
f. 06    Total Beauty - 7:02  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
g. 07    Jasing - 5:31  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
h. 08    Instant - 7:00  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
All titles on:      JazzMont CD: 02 — Uh-Huh! Buck Hill, Live At Montpelier   (2000)

Specific date unknown, probably spring.


Date: April 12, 2005
Location: Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center, Washington, DC
Label: [private recording]

Buck Hill (ldr), Buck Hill (ts), Michael Thomas (t), Elsworth Gibson (p), James King (b), Nasar Abadey (d)

a. 01    Two Chord Molly - 9:36  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
b. 02    In A Mellotone - 5:52  (Duke Ellington)
c. 03    Body And Soul - 6:15  (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
d. 04    Perdido - 6:49  (Juan Tizol, Ervin Drake, Hans Lengsfelder)
e. 05    What's New - 6:03  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
f. 06    Buck's Blues - 8:34  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
g. 07    Solitude - 5:19  (Duke Ellington, Edgar DeLange, Irving Mills)
h. 08    Blue Bossa - 9:06  (Kenny Dorham)

Date: 2006
Location: Severn Studios, Severn, MD
Label: Severn Records

Buck Hill (ldr), Buck Hill (ts), Paul Pieper (g), Jon Ozment (org), Jerry Jones (d)

a. 01    RH Blues - 4:09  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
b. 02    Relax - 6:54  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
c. 03    Old Folks - 8:29  (Willard Robison, Dedette Hill)
d. 04    Little Bossa - 7:54  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
e. 05    Flamenco Sketches - 7:12  (Miles Davis)
f. 06    No Blues [aka Pfrancing] - 4:41  (Miles Davis)
g. 07    Milestones - 5:04  (John Lewis)
h. 08    The Sad Ones - 7:21  (Roger 'Buck' Hill)
All titles on:      Severn Records CD: 0039 — Relax   (2006)

Recording date unknown - 2006 is issue date.

f listed as "Pfrancing" (misspelled as "Prancing").