Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra - And So It Goes - RMI Records

John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton and Jeff Clayton founded the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. While in their 20’s, John and Jeff Hamilton toured and recorded with Monty Alexander then moved on to separate big band environs. Jeff joined Woody Herman and John signed up for Count Basie. All along, Jeff Clayton had been performing and recording in Los Angeles. In 1986, the three men came together in L.A. and formed the Jazz Orchestra. In 2020, Jeff Clayton passed away after a lengthy illness. The CHJO reminds audiences that his spirit remains in every note that is played. The excitement of this powerful 19-piece band is the result of the band’s stellar performances and John’s writing. Their music is composed and arranged by John, and have garnered multiple Grammy© nominations. The RMI Records Debut of the world-renowned Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra is entitled, And So It Goes. This is the ensemble’s first full-length album in over a decade. And So It Goes features nine incredible performances of the Big Band with arrangements by John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton and other members of the orchestra.  Captured in stunning clarity with Hi-Definition Digital audio, this project’s foundation harkens back to the days when an entire band played a piece in the same room.  Performing with flawless execution at the same time, stamping into the recording forever, “a single moment in musical history”.