KEN COLYER TRUST NEW ORLEANS JAZZ BAND - A Tribute to the Crane River Jazz Band
By the time of he 1972 Crane River Jazz Band reunion tour each of the original musicians had charted his own music course. Thus the '72 band had a sound of its own, very distinct, very different from the uniqueness of the original Cranes. This CD is a tribute to the sound of the original Cranes by the only band in England who can pull it off! The personnel of the KC Trust Band was selected by leader NORMAN THATCHER in 1993. It is a strong ine-up, slightly modified for this session as Brian Carrick was unavailable and was replaced by Norman Field.
The concept of this album is to pay tribute to the Original Cranes who genuinely blazed a new trail as pioneers of European jazz. The tune selection contains many of their repertoire, but is not limited to it.
The personnel here are SONNY MORRIS, trumpet NORMAN THATCHER, trumpet and leader, NORMAN FIELD, clarinet, DAVE VICKERS, trombone, HUGH CROZIER, piano, MALCOLM HURRELL, banjo, TERRY KNIGHT, bass and MALC MURPHY, drums.
KEN COLYER TRUST NEW ORLEANS BAND
A TRIBUTE TO THE ORIGINAL CRANE RIVER JAZZ BAND by the Ken COlyer Trust New Orleans Jazz Band lead by Norman Thatcher and featuring Sonny Morris.
1. Down In Jungle Town
2. Sobbin' Blues
3. When I Move To The Sky
4. Wolverine Blues
5. Buddy Bolden's Blues
6. Pretty Baby
7. May The Circle Be Unbroken
8. Wabash Blues
10. Walk Through the Streets of the City
12. Sister Kate
13. Matha (Maizie)