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What instrument do you play?
Tenor, Soprano Saxophone & Flute

Music is very important to me and I hope to participate in it for the remainder of my life.
How did you find out about the WDCJN?
www.washingtondcjazznetwork.ning.com
Where are you located?
Washington DC
Tell us about yourself
Born in 1927, Buck Hill started playing saxophone at 13. By the mid-fifties, he was married with children and supporting them by driving a cab and delivering mail. Despite the family demands, he continued to practice and perform. Charlie Byrd discovered him and he became a regular on the local jazz circuit, appearing with Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis. In 1957, he appeared on his first recording with Charlie Byrd and later worked with Shirley Horn on Verve.

Because of the dominance of rock music in the sixties, Buck went back to work for the post office. He continued to perform and devoted himself to teaching. Many years later, one of his most successful students, renowned drummer Billy Hart, arranged for Buck to begin his solo recording career with Danish company Steeplechase. His performances and recordings received great critical success. Yet throughout his success, he refused to give up the post office, thus leading to the moniker, the "Wailin’ Mailman."

In 2000, Buck released “Uh Huh! Live at Montpelier” on the JazzMont label. Eric Brace of the Washington Post said this record contained “…eight original compositions that are so melodically complete and so structurally satisfying that I wonder if they might become standards someday.” If you haven’t seen him play, you really should. How often do you get to see a legend? Let alone, one that delivered your mail.
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In 1984, a soft-spoken, distinguished looking gentleman walked into my office and asked me if the Arts Center ever rented out the Main Gallery for jazz performances. I explained that while we did occasionally rent the Main Gallery for public performances, we could do so only when the exhibition scheduled permitted. I mentioned that the center did, however, present concerts itself including a chamber music series, which would include one jazz concert in the following season. I added that I had been thinking of possibly offering a separate jazz series as well, and suggested he send me a tape and resume if he would like to be considered. The gentleman said he lived just down the street and said he would drop something by soon.

The next day I received the promised cassette tape and promotional materials. I listened to the first four bars and became at once awestruck and embarrassed: a genius had visited me the day before and I had not recognized him. Yes, despite several recent and highly successful engagements in New York, many superb records on a good label, and several acclaimed European tours, Buck Hill was still not well known, as he should have been outside the Washington, D.C. area. Growing up in the Philadelphia area, I was completely unaware of the brilliance of his artistry, and of his fascinating life story. To my credit, I wasted no time in calling him to apologize for my ignorance and begged him to play in our new jazz series.

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At 10:11am on July 3, 2013, WASHINGTON DC JAZZ NETWORK said…

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a salute to the great buck hill 6/30/13
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photo by Herman Burney Jr.

At 1:41pm on November 8, 2009, WASHINGTON DC JAZZ NETWORK said…
At 6:32pm on November 5, 2009, Janice Price said…
Hi Buck:
This is Janice Price. Bertel Knox, Steve Novasel, Alex Jenkins and Keter Betes use to bring me to One Step Down to sit in many years ago. Guess what I can really sing now. (smile) Take care. Janice Price
At 10:30pm on October 24, 2009, Kevin Hurst, Sr. said…
Hey big brother where you gigin' at these days? I want to meet a friend 'halfway' who has a son in DC and during the holidays plan something nice. She loves the horn and watching the one playing it, seeing you would be a treat for both of us! Post some of your gigs on this page ! INVITE ME- kev
At 4:01pm on May 12, 2009, Elaneet said…
i would love to hear my friend play. Where will you be this summer.
At 8:36pm on April 12, 2009, Jody Jaress said…
Thank you so much for accepting my friendship! I'm very honored to be part of this community of talent. I love a sax!!Keep it up my new friend!

Makin' my dreams come true... Jody
At 4:45am on March 31, 2009, Kevin Hurst, Sr. said…
Truly an honor to be your friend on this site! Jabali- Billy Hart is one of my favorite musicians and I play his 'Enchance' record and tune 'Layla Joy' and never tire of it. Thank you for what you have given and stayed with the music Mr. Hill - khsr
At 10:58am on March 30, 2009, Walt B said…
Thanks for requesting me as a friend!
At 4:03pm on March 17, 2009, Elaneet said…
Buck

Thank you for being my friend. In reading your profile I see that we have much in common. My father Teddy Blackmon was a promoter, dancer and MC of the Cotton Club in NYC, he produced Connies's Hot Chocolate in the 30's. Ellington, Basie and Billie E would call our house all of the time. He introduced Lena Horne onto the scene. He also was a DJ for WJMO (I think) in Cleveland, Ohio.

His talents were deep inside of us but he refused us the opportunity due to his witnessing with happened to those such as Billie Holliday. Today I sing (he pased years ago). I don't do drugs ;) I love your CD is that you playing?
At 12:17pm on March 16, 2009, Jeanniie Marshall said…
What is the name of the CD that is playing? I love it!
Jeannie

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