Buck Hill

Buck Hill

born on 13/2/1927 in Washington, DC, MD, United States

died on 20/3/2017

Alias Roger Hill

Buck Hill (musician)

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Roger "Buck" Hill (born February 13, 1927, Washington, D.C.) is an American jazz tenor and soprano saxophonist.

Hill began playing professionally in 1943 but held a day job as a mailman in his birthplace of Washington, D.C. for over thirty years. He played with Charlie Byrd in 1958-59, but was only occasionally active during the 1960s. In 1973, he recorded with Washington-area trumpeter Allan Houser.[1] He has recorded copiously as a leader since the 1970s.


  • This Is Buck Hill (SteepleChase Records, 1978)
  • Scope (SteepleChase, 1979)
  • Easy to Love (SteepleChase, 1981)
  • Playse Europe (Turning Point Records, 1982)
  • Impressions (SteepleChase, 1983)
  • Capital Hill (Muse Records, 1989)
  • The Buck Stops Here (Muse, 1990)
  • I'm Beginning to See the Light (Muse, 1991)
  • Impulse (Muse, 1992)
  • Northsea Festival (SteepleChase, 1997)
  • Uh Huh! Buck Hill Live at Montpelier (Jazzmont, 2000)
  • Relax (Severn Records, 2006)
As sideman

With Charlie Byrd

  • Byrd's Word! (Riverside, 1958)
  • Byrd in the Wind (Riverside, 1959)

With Shirley Horn

  • Close Enough for Love (Verve, 1989)
  • You Won't Forget Me (Verve, 1991)
  • The Main Ingredient (Verve, 1995)

With Shirley Scott

  • Great Scott! (Muse, 1991)


  1. Hill, Buck [Roger] entry, The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, Edited by Barry Kernfeld, St. Martin's Press, New York, 1988


  • Scott Yanow, [Buck Hill (musician) at All Music Guide Buck Hill] at Allmusic
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