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Roger "Buck" Hill (February 13, 1927, Washington, D.C. – March 20, 2017) was 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. 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

"Jazz At The Showboat" (Off Beat, 1957)
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)

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  • 13 February 1927
  • Washington, D.C., United States Died 20 March 2017 (Aged 90)

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