Tenor sax man Scott Hamilton has released over 70 albums under his own name and almost that many again as a side man. This week on the Vinyl Vault, we’ll hear one of those many albums when we spin “Scott’s Buddy,” a 1981 Concord Album also featuring fellow tenor man Buddy Tate.

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Tate, over 40 years Hamilton’s senior, had been an inspiration to Hamilton for many years even before the two met. “Scott’s Buddy” was the second album the two recorded together following 1979’s “Back to Back” also on Concord. A common denominator between the two albums was the presence of piano player Nat Pierce who also wrote some of the tunes and arranged many of them.

Besides Hamilton, Tate, and Pierce, the album featured Cal Collins on guitar, Jake Hanna on drums, and Bob Maize on bass. The program is a combination of standards and tunes written by Tate and Pierce.

It’ll be an evening of elegant, sophisticated swing when the Vinyl Vault features Scott Hamilton and Buddy Tate. Join host Geoff Anderson Tuesday, May 23 at 8:30 pm on KUVO JAZZ.

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