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Four CDs reflecting the early years of Humphrey Lyttelton as a band leader in the 1950s
URCD174 features Humph with his Big Band in 1958 BBC Jazz Club sessions with Jimmy Rushing.
URCD182 has BBC broadcasts from 1956-1960 plus 4 tracks of the Fairweather-Brown Allstars. URCD186 dates from 1957 at the 100 Club.
URCD223 is from privately recorded acetates from 1953-56, including tracks from the Paseo Jazz Band.
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All the greats of British jazz in 3 volumes of BBC recordings from the 70s and 80s in stereophonic sound!
Volume 1 is URCD152 and features the bands of Humphrey Lyttelton, Alan Elsdon and Sammy Rimmington plus the Pat Halcox All Stars and the John Barnes/Roy Williams Quintet.
Volume 2 is URCD153 and features the bands of Chris Barber and Rod Mason, plus Digby Fairweather Friends and the Bruce Turner Jump Band.
Fantastic Special Offer – all four of our double George Lewis CDs for a terrific price! URCD233D George Lewis and Alton Purnell, URCD237D Dr Jazz and Blues from the Bayou, URCD240 Vintage George Lewis and URCD244D Jass at the Ohio Union. . Can't be bad!
Full details under each of the titles' single listing - track listing inside... [MORE]
The first and second half recordings of this fantastic concert recording from the Fairfield Halls at the Special Offer price of £19.99 for the 2! Full details under the catalogue numbers of URCD214 and URCD218. Track listing inside... [MORE]
Three CDs from the Classic Colyer band - featuring Ken Colyer with Ian Wheeler, Mac Duncan, Ray Foxley, Johnny Bastaple, Ron Ward and Colin Bowden. Tracks from 1957 at Studio 51 and at Eel Pie Island and from The Dancing Slipper in 1960. Full details under the separate listings, URCD149, URCD189 and URCD202 [MORE]
Recorded at Studio 51 in August 1958, this is the classic line-up! Get both volumes for the offer price of £19.99. Full details under their individual listings - volume 1 In The Sweet Bye and Bye is URCD 167 while volume 2 Somewhere over the Rainbow is URCD170 and includes additional material from Ken Colyer's Skiffle Group. [MORE]
Buy the two volumes of this 1973 recording featuring Sonny Morris for the special offer price of £19.99. Volume 2 also contains the only recording of the Frantique Jazz Band 1975. For full details see Volume 1 on URCD188 and Volume 2 on URCD201. [MORE]
Click here to buy all four of Richard Baker's favourite classical discs at a bargain price! Favourite Songs and Encores, Piano, Violin and Guitar music sung and played by some of Britain's brightest! Full details inside. Individually the CDs are URCD143 Favourite Songs and Encores URCD132 Favourite Piano URCD136 Favourite Violin URCD140 Favourite Guitar [MORE]
SPECIAL OFFER URCD209 and URCD213 can be bought together here for a very special price of £19.99. For full details of this great mini-series of jazz from the early 1950s look under their individual listings under the catalogue numbers above. [MORE]
The last few Raymer CDs - when they're gone, they're gone!
Chris Walker and Roger Marks were chatting during one of the cruises on which they were playing, reminiscing about the Trad boom of the late 50s and early 60s. The Pedigree Jazz Band is the very popular result of that conversation. Their concerts are a show full of nostalgia as they perform the tunes of that era. The personnel on this recording are Chris Walker (co-leader/clarinet/vocal) ... [MORE]
The last few Raymer CDs - when they're gone, they're gone!
Simon Banks – piano and vocals, Kevin Grenfell – trombone and vocals. [MORE]
Two great CDs from this ever popular jazz orchestra. PRO008 Roots of Swing dates from 2007 and features Duncan Galloway’s inimitable vocals. 18 tracks over 61.10 minutes. PRO009 Licensed to Swing was recorded in 2011 and has 16 tracks and a running time of 50.24 minutes [MORE]
2 CD Special Offer!
Two CDs from this popular band. The first was recorded in 2006, the second in 2008, but the line-up for both is the same: Tony O'Sullivan trumpet, John Crocker clarinet and alto sax, Len Baldwin trombone, Peter Morcom tenor banjo, Gerry Rose double bass and Malc Murphy drums. They make no attempt slavishly to copy the sound of a Ken Colyer band - what would be the point? Rather they play with integrity the style of music to ... [MORE]
2 CD SPECIAL OFFER!
The Keswick Jazz Festival was launched in 1992 and Brian Carrick's Heritage Hall Stompers played two sessions on the opening dayl. Here they are now released on two CDs.
Volume 1 was recorded at The Kings Arms Hotel. Obviously the recording quality is not up to present-day standards but this deficiency is more than made up for by the electric atmosphere and the superb music. The line-up is:- Peter Wright trumpet Brian ... [MORE]
PKCD408 DAVE MOORWOOD'S BIG BEAR STOMPERS - Sweet Like This
The Frisco-style of jazz was a development of the music of King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band of 1923 and many of the tunes on this CD have been recorded by King Oliver in the 1920s and, later, by the Yerba Buena Band in the '40s. A generous 71 minutes.
NEW! PKCD404 SAVANNAH JAZZ BAND – Why Don’t You Go Down To New Orleans?
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Here is the second CD by Laurie's superb band - the line-up reads like a who's who of top jazz musicians:- Allan Bradley trumpet Karl Hird (from Australia) clarinet and tenor sax Mike Owen trombone Colin Bray piano Jim Douglas guitar and banjo Pete Skivington bass Laurie Chescoe drums. This is another band who have a wonderful rapport with their audience, and who clearly know how to entertain them. This album was recorded live at ... [MORE]
John Ripper, who as the CD title implies, is 80 years of age, has been a professional musician, playing clarinet and saxes, for most of his adult life. He worked in dance bands since the early '60s and on his retirement to Malvern he met many local jazz musicians and then, for a time, played with Paul Munnery's Harlem Jazz Orchestra. He now plays with the Malvern Big Band and sits in with local bands when he can. This CD, recorded ... [MORE]
Sarah Thatcher had planned to launch her new band at the 2012 Keswick Jazz Festival but, following the tragic death of her husband Norman in April 2012, that was not to be. At the 2013 Festival the band appeared in its present form and this recording comes from one of their sessions. The line-up, all hugely experienced New Orleans-style musicians, is Steve Graham trumpet Liz Bacon clarinet Tom Whittingham trombone Gabriele Gad ... [MORE]
This is the band's tenth CD - quite a milestone! Incidentally all the other nine are currently available. Since the band's first recording in 1997 there have been some personnel changes not many, but their relaxed and distinctive sound has hardly changed at all and the spirit of the band is as solid as ever. Now as then the emphasis is on relaxed ensemble jazz with few solos. The biggest change to occur to the band came with the ... [MORE]
This CD is the band's first live club recording since PKCD-292 (Bude 2005). It was originally planned for this to be studio recording like their previous three CDs but there were problems fixing a recording date so we went live at the band's regular Sunday residency in Ringwood, Hants. The session took place in June 2011 on one of the hottest days of the year. I was looking at one of the band's early CDs recently and it struck me ... [MORE]
SPECIAL OFFER - When it's gone, it's gone! Recorded live at Keswick Jazz Festival 2007 featuring Tony Oreshki guitar, Pete Berryman rhythm guitar and Marchis Vergette double bass. Guest John Hallan clarinet and tenor sax. [MORE]
SPECIAL OFFER - when it's gone, it's gone!
One of the more neglected areas of jazz today is the Chicago/Dixieland style of music played so brilliantly in the 1950s to 1970s by the legendary Alex Welsh Band. In 2003 Richard Leach assembled a band to play just this style of jazz - the other band members are John Burnett trumpet, Rod Chambers reeds, Mike Graver piano, Brian Mellor guitar, Len Thwaites bass and Brian Price drums - truly a Midlands ... [MORE]