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AT THE 100 CLUB - JOHNNY PARKER WITH KEN COLYER

AT THE 100 CLUB - JOHNNY PARKER WITH KEN COLYER
£12.99
CD / Product Number: JCCD3029

Recorded in the 100 Club in 1984 the band Ken and Johnny Parker are joined by Graham Stewart, Alan Cooper, Jim Bray and Dave Evans with special guest appearances by Diz Disley and Wally Fawkes. A good time was had by all, wallowing in nostalgia and draught beer. All except Ken Colyer, who stuck to his gin and tonic.

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AT THE 100 CLUB - JOHNNY PARKER WITH KEN COLYER

1. CARELESS LOVE
2. PORT CHOPS
3. DOWN UMONG THE SHELTERING PALMS
4. BUDDY BOLDEN’S BLUES VOC KEN COLYER
5. CANAL STREET BLUES
6. DOWN HOME RAG
7. GEORGIA GRIND
8. HINDUSTAN
9. BALLIN’ THE JACK
10. FIDGETY FEET

Reviews of This Recording

American Rag USA
When British pianist Johnny Parker learned that his musical companion from 1957-67, trombonist Graham Stewart, would be making a short return trip to London in 1984, he contacted some first-call names on the British trad scene and lined up a week's work for the band. With one of the founders of British trad, trumpeter Ken Colyer, scheduled for the June 10 gig at London's venerable 100 Club, arrangements were made to record the doings, 70 minutes of which appear on this CD.
This buoyant, swinging sextet jells as if it had been playing for years, Colyer's spare, clear-toned lines holding everything right in place and the no-nonsense rhythm team of Parker, bassist Jim Bray and Dave Evans developing a formidable momentum as the rides unfold. Clarinetist Wally Fawkes (three of the ten tunes) and guitarist Dis Disley (one) sat in to positive effect, especially on the two-clarinet passages in 'Ballin' The Jack'.