France has some very good New Orleans revival jazz bands and Jazz Crusade is delighted to present one of these on two CDs. Leader and reed player Jean-Pierre Alessi appears with Sweet Mary Cat on another Jazz Crusade CD, but here he is leading his own Preservation band. The repertoire here is fairly regular fare, but the band makes it sound fresh as roses in the morning dew! They really make the music dance, so sit back and enjoy! Volume 1 is JCCD3107, ... [MORE]
SPECIAL OFFER! Two great CDs from this fine clarinet player. JCCD3046 Goin' Home - A Fond Farewell features three sessions, recorded in Barnes in 1995, at The Bude Festival of 1993 and un Nottingham in 1996. JCCD3022 Chris! was recorded in 1996 at The Grosvenor Hotel in Nottingham. Personnel over the two CDs includes Chris with Norman Thatcher, Dave Vickers, Big Bill Bissonnette, Dave Brennan, Mick Kennedy, Ken Matthews, Derek ... [MORE]
SPECIAL OFFER Buy both volumes in this popular reissue for the special price of £22!
These two CDs were made from 'live' air shots recorded at the Statler Hotel in New York in 1950. Sublime playing from this popular band. Full details inside. [MORE]
2 volumes of this live recordings from a tour of Denmark in 1993 with Peter Nissen's band. Details inside. [MORE]
Jimmy Ryan’s on 42nd Street was THE place for jazz in New York in the 50s. Once inside, the magic began and it was always packed. These 3 CDs capture the excitement of great ‘live’ jazz! Sit back enjoy! Separately, the CDs are available at £12.99 each, and all three feature Omer Simeon.
JCCD3009 An Evening at Jimmy Ryan’s
JCCD3061 Another Evening at Jimmy Ryan’s
JCCD3068 One More Evening at Jimmy Ryan’s
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Gumbo is a traditional New Orleans soup containing many individual ingredients which mix into a spicy, well-seasoned and vigorous whole, and this is musically what we have here. The recordings were made during the 1993 French Quarter Jazz Festival and Bill has taken 18 local and visiting musicians in various combinations to produce a blend of authentic New Orleans jazz. Personnel include Milton Batiste, Sammy Rimington, Paul ... [MORE]
These two volumes of The Thomas Band at Moose Hall in 1968 lay in the vaults of the Connecticut Traditional Jazz Club for 32 years - but now they can be enjoyed again by a new generation of jazz fans. The music is a fresh as the day it was recorded!
When this concert was recorded Kid Thomas was in splendid shape although he was already 72! The full personnel are Kid Thomas Valentine trumpet and vocals, Manny Paul tenor saxophone, Louis Nelson ... [MORE]
Two popular releases from Jazz Crusade at a special price. Both CDs also available separately at £12.99 each.
JCCD3029 features Johnny at The 100 Club in 1984, together with Ken Colyer, Graham Stewart, Alan Cooper, Jim Bray and Dave Evans – plus guests Diz Disley and Wally Fawkes.
JCCD3010 this session from the Bull at Barnes features Johnny with Brian Carrick, plus Geoff Cole, Dave Copperwaite, Sarah Spence, Eric Webster, Terry ... [MORE]
The line-up on these two CDs is simply stunning! JCCD3098 features Norman Thatcher trumpet, Geoff Cole trombone, Brian Carrick clarinet and tenor sax, Tone Pyke reeds, Malcolm Hogarth piano, Malcolm Hurrell banjo, Annie Hawkins string bass and Dion Cochrane drums. The recording dates from 2004 and was made at Church Alley, Nottingham England.
The second CD feature Norman Thatcher trumpet, Geoff Cole trombone, Brian Carrick and Tone Pyke reeds, ... [MORE]
Two favourites from Jazz Crusade in one bargain package! These were Ken's last recordings, a worthy testament for a great jazz musician. Volume 1 - JCCD3007 - was recorded at the Stockholm Jazz Festival on 28th June 1986, recorded at his request as a document of his happy stay in Sweden. It features Ken with The Classic Jazz Band - Jens Lindgren - Goran Eriksson - Goran Lind - Holger Gross and Cacka Ekhe. Volume 2 - JCCD3103 - features more tracks from ... [MORE]
Muggsy was one hot trumpet player. He could swing like a garden gate. He was a consummate blues player. His career spanned decades of jazz history from the 20s to the 70s. He fronted a big band during the days of swing, and then returned to small band format in the 50s, when he was at the height of his powers. JCCD3113 is Mmm-uggsy! and has two sessions where he is accompanied by some other jazz greats including Peanuts ... [MORE]
A career retrospective of the great jazz drummer that was Zutty Singleton over 2 CDs. JCCD3114 and JCCD3115 for one special price. The set features many jazz legends, including including Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Charlie LeVere, Pee Wee Russell, Sidney Bechet and Roy Eldridge. Full band and track listings inside. [MORE]
JCCD3032 DeParis in Europe has recordings date from June 1960 and were recorded in France. The 11 tracks see Wilbur in fine form and he swings more than usual. Sidney blows some great stuff! It's Wilbur and Sidney's one last fling - God bless them for the good times they gave us! JCCD3082 De Paris in Canada dates from 1956 and features Omer Simeon, Sonny White with special guests Jimmy Rushing vocals and Willie ‘the Lion’ Smith ... [MORE]
All three volumes of this fascinating 1990s series of first rate New Orleans Jazz from around the world for the special price of £33.00! Volume 1 features bands from Sweden, Australia and Scotland. Volume 2 has bands from Japan, Canada and Belgium, while volume 3 features bands from France, Brazil and the USA. [MORE]
The music here is very exciting and the 'jazzmanship' phenomenal! A great mix of black and white musicians swinging together! Recorded for Kid Ory as part of his European Tour agreement in 1959. So welcome to Cold War Berlin at the height of tensions between East and West just two years before the wall went up to keep East Berliners from having the sort of fun you’ll be listening to on these records! Volume 1 is the first set and ... [MORE]
Volume 3 features 2 bands from the 1950s: 11 tracks of Paul Barbarin and his band in New York in 1954 plus 5 tracks from three airshots from Wilbur de Paris from 1958 before the loss of Omer Simeon. Volume 4 features three bands: The 7 early George Guesnon sides were originally recorded on Decca. They are great and original Guesnon pieces and definitely collectable. Then there are 5 tracks from the Kid Thomas Band featuring Louis ... [MORE]
Buy JCCD3036 Jazz Nocturne volume 1 -Bunk, Bocage and Bechet in Boston and JCCD3039 Jazz Nocturne volume 2 Bunk and Bechet in Boston for the combined price of £22.
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In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina caused widespread devastation to New Orleans and other areas of the Gulf Coast. Though much of the city was destroyed, and hundreds of thousands of people displaced, the city’s spirit was not broken. Even now, less than one year later, the city rises again.
Jazz Crusade is proud to announce a new, 2-CD special release dedicated to the rebirth of New Orleans and the music that gives it life! This double disc set ... [MORE]
It was only fitting that the last gig Jacques Gauthe played was in his home town of Gascony, France. He was without doubt one of the happiest jazzers ever and this CD is Jazz Crusade's tribute to him. It was recordedin June 1990 in Denmark and has three reed player and no brass, so the pace is fast and thrilling! What a line-up. Peter Nissen leads the session from the drums, with Jacques on clarinet and soprano sax, Soren Sorensen on tenor sax and vocals, ... [MORE]
Here are the last public recordings of Louis Armstrong playing his horn. Tracks 1-5 are from a private recording made for the US Press Club. A year later bandmember Tyree Glenn returned to the Club for a commemorative concert, which form the basis of tracks 6-9. Tracks 10-11 are rare recordings of the later-day Gene Krupa showing he could still play amazing traditional style drums. They were recorded for the film The Gene Krupa Story and players ... [MORE]
Volume 2 of one of Jazz Crusade's biggest hit albums featuring Jimmy Dorsey and Charlie Teagarden, issued by popular demeand. A generous 23 tracks for you to enjoy! Volume 1 is on JCCD3035.
Personnel:Jimmy Dorsey clarinet and alto sax, Charlie Teagarden trumpet and vocals, Shorty Sherock trumpet Frank Rehak or Bud Hackman trombone, Art Lyons tenor sax, Bob Carter piano, Bill Lolatte string bass and Karl Kiffe drums. Bill Lolatte sbs, Karl Kiffe dm [MORE]
The music here is very exciting and the 'jazzmanship' phenomenal! A great mix of black and white musicians swinging together! Recorded for Kid Ory as part of his European Tour agreement in 1959. So welcome to Cold War Berlin at the height of tensions between East and West just two years before the wall went up to keep East Berliners from having the sort of fun you’ll be listening to on this record!br> The second set of this wonderful concert from 1959 has ... [MORE]