Lucky For Some - THE JOHN MADDOCKS JAZZMEN
A new CD from the John Maddocks band is always a welcome treat and this one, recorded in June 2004 is especially exciting. John's band has gone through some personnel changes in recent times, with the retirement of Alan Potton and Brian Stockley from the band, and the partial retirement of Tony Farr. John seems to have struck gold in his replacement for Alan Potton. Peter Wilkinson is a fine musician with a lovely tone who has slotted effortlessly into the trumpet chair. Sid Bailey and Tony Farr now share the trombone duties, while Brian Barker's drumming ensures the rhythm section maintains its traditionally high standard. The other band members are as on their previous CDs.