In the notes for this CD the legendary Humph recalls, 'After doing a concert together in 1984, Kenny and I decided that we should record together ... it was left to me to assemble a band....Kenny here is fluent, hot and as original a slant on traditional clarinet style as you'll hear anywhere.'Personnel for the recording were Humphrey Lyttelton Kenny Davern John Barnes Mick Hutton Martin Litton Colin Bowden. [MORE]
This is the second helping of BBC Broadcast recordings from Ken Colyer (see URCD173) - this time dating from 1972-1977
Plus there are tracks from the Allstar Jazzband from 1972 and 1977 and a bonus 5 tracks from The Crane River Jazzband recorded in March 1975. A rare treat for all Colyer fans. [MORE]
This is the long awaited release of the final session of wonderful jazz from Kenny Davern with Art Hodes and Colin Bowden. A legend in his own lifetime, Kenny is here playing for what was to be the last time with Art Hodes. Kenny Davern with Art Hodes and Colin Bowden
Recorded at The Pizza Express, London 14th May 1998 [MORE]
Recorded at the 100 Club on 28th June 1972 with a band of musicians all well associated with Ken at the time. On this session Ken played trumpet, but was soon to switch to king cornet. 11 terrific tracks with cover painting of Ken by Diz Disley!
The personnel were: Ken Colyer - Sammy Rimington - Keith 'Avo'Avison - Colin Bowden - Annie Hawkins - John Griffith - Ron Weatherburn [MORE]
The sixth volume in the BBC Jazz Club series has been one of the most popular and includes a taster of 9 great British Bands. Full personnel included in the booklet - too numerous to mention here. The bands are: Ken Colyer Jazzmen and Skiffle Group
Nat Gonella and his Georgians - Cy Laurie Band
Harry Gold and his Pieces of Eight - Freddie Randall and his Band
Ray Foxley and the Original Levee Ramblers - Mike Daniels Delta Jazzmen
This CD celebrates the BBC Jazz Club and its output through the work of 5 popular bands. Chris Barber's Jazzband includes guests Ken Colyer, Archie Semple and Johnny Parker alongside regulars Ottilie Patterson, Pat Halcox, Ian Wheeler, Eddie Smith, Dick Smith and Graham Burbidge.
Monty Sunshine Jazz Band here features Monty with Rod Mason - Geoff Sowden - Johnny Parker - Dickie Bishop - Gerry Salisbury and Nick Nicholls.
The fourth CD in our series offers two bands' attempts to play basic Chicago style dixieland - Alex Welsh and his Band and Diz Disley and his String QuartetThe third band - Mick Mulligan's Magnolia Jazz Band with George Melly -was known for its gutsy kick to the music. All in all 20 terrific sounds for your collection! [MORE]
Volume 3 of our BBC Jazz Club series features three great favourites - Chris Barber Jazzband - The Temperance Seven and Terry Lightfoot and his Jazzband. All three bands are on top form and the personnel were:
Chris Barber - Pat Halcox - Ian Wheeler - Eddie Smith - Dick Smith - Graham Burbidge
The Temps: Cephas Howard - Mac White - Ray Whitman - John RT Davies - Cliff Bevan - John Gieves-Watson - Martin Fry - Brian Innes - 'Whispering' Paul ... [MORE]
The BBC Jazz Club was founded as a weekly radio programme by Mark White in the late forties to succeed Radio Rhythm Club as the main outlet for live jazz on air. It came into its own in 1950 with the great Trad Boom and this Volume 2 in our British Jazz series features two great names - the Humphrey Lyttelton and His Band and Sandy Brown's Jazz Band. [MORE]
The first in a 9 volume series of great British jazz bands as recorded by the BBC during the 1950s and 1960s reflecting the British jazz scene at the time. Volume 1 features three popular favourites: Ken Colyer's Jazzmen featuring Chris Barber, Lonnie Donegan and Monty Sunshine1953-1954
Mr Acker Bilk's Paramount Jazz Band April 1960
Bob Wallis Storyville Jazz Men - January 1962 [MORE]
Three terrific CDs of Chris Barber at the BBC featuring OTTILIE PATTERSON and all the usual suspects including Ian Wheeler and Pat Halcox. URCD146 - URCD158 featuring Joe Harriott and URCD177 featuring Ian Armitt, Bobby Breen and Joe Harriott [MORE]
You can buy volumes 1 and 2 of this superb new set from Henry Red Allen at the special price of £22.00. Full details inside. [MORE]
Bunk Johnson's re-emergence in the 1940s inspired a whole generation of young jazzmen throughout the world.
Bunk’s Blues is an anthology of rare tracks by one of the true legends of New Orleans Jazz. This newly re-mastered selection reminds us what a vital link Bunk was to the very earliest days of jazz.
Jazz Nocturne Volume 1 has 9 tracks with Bunk playing with Sidney Bechet and his band contrasted with 7 tracks of Peter Bocage ... [MORE]
URCD163 recalls the wartime years when youth and free spirits set down on record some outstanding jazz which still sounds fresh and exciting today. 24 tracks from 1944 and 1945. Personnel are Vic Lewis, Jack Parnell, Billy Riddick, Ronnie Chamberlain, Derek Hawkins, Dick Katz and Charlie Short, Pat Hawes, Ken Matthews Colin Miller. URCD192 is a landmark in jazz history as it documents the first time a British jazzman recorded with American ... [MORE]
URCD265 KEN COLYER’S ALLSTARS with SAMMY RIMINGTON – Colyer from the Archives 1973
URCD275 COLYER at WIMBLEDON 1975
Two best-selling ‘live’ CDs from Ken Colyer dating from the 1970s with the band at the top of its game. Both run 72 minutes. With Ken on URCD265 were Sammy Rimington, Mike Pointon, Bill Stotesbury, Annie Hawkins and Colin Bowden. On URCD275 Ken starred with Roger Bird, Mike Sherbourne, Ray Smith, Bill Stotesbury, Annie Hawkins and ... [MORE]
NEW! THE CRANE RIVER JAZZ BAND – The Cranes Fly Again - URCD281
KEN COLYER ON VIDEO – Rare Footage from the Vaults
Buy the latest release from the Cranes and add the Colyer DVD for just £7! That's just £19.99 for the two items! Full details of both are available under their respective listings. [MORE]
The fabulous 1957 Manchester concert by a specially assembled group starring two icons of Jazz. The concert was presented by The National Jazz Federation, and with the obvious exception of Max Kaminsky, every musician had previously been a member of Louis Armstrong’s All Stars. The promoters thought they would appeal to the British public in the same way Satchmo himself had on his first post-war visit the previous year – and the ... [MORE]
Buy both the new Upbeat Roger Marks Collections for £22.00! Marks and Sparks is his second CD for the label, and each track features two front men - Roger's inimitable trombone plus a celebrated reed player.
Marks Out of Twenty is a career retrospective celebrating his 25 years as bandleader the THe Armada Jazz Band, The Cornish Armada Jazz Band and his Mainstreamers! [MORE]
URCD268D TJ Johnson Double CD celebrating his 30 years in Jazz and Blues
URCD269 Terry Lightfoot single CD reissue of Stardust to mark his passing in 2013
URCD270 Roger Marks – Marks Out Of Twenty – celebrating 20 years a bandleader.
URCD279 Humphrey Lyttelton - Sir Humph's Delight - winner Jazz Rag Best re-issue 2018!
2 CD SPECIAL OFFER!
Two of our most popular Colyer releases together at a special price! Serenading Auntie has 21 tracks recorded by the BBC for both TV and radio broadcasts between 1955 and 1960, while Once More for Auntie brings the broadcast material into the 1970s with broadcasts frm 1972, 1975 and 1977. All your favourite band members are featured, including Sammy Rimington, Mac Duncan, Ian Wheeler, Johnny Bastable, Ray Foxley, Mickey ... [MORE]
The Ken Colyer Allstars at Studio 51 1972. Volume 1 has sessions from January and February and runs 71 minutes while Volume 2 has sessions from April and May running a total of 74 minutes. Great line-up including Sammy Rimington with some unusual tracks not easily found on other albums. [MORE]
URCD256 Birth of A Jazz Genius is a unique collection of early Armstrong appearing with the likes of Bessie Smith, Fletcher Henderson, Sidney Bechet and Clarence Williams.
URCD204 is Birth of the All Stars, Armstrong’s touring band. 21 tracks over 75 minutes.
URCD277 is Louis Armstrong Live in Vancouver 1951. The only recordings of Cosy Cole with the band. [MORE]
Two collections of BBC broadcast material from Chris Barber’s Jazz Band featuring Ottilie Patterson.
URCD146 1 has broadcasts dating from 1961-1962
URCD177 comprises broadcasts from 1961-1963.
Both CDs are available separately at £12.99 each.