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DIZ DISLEY and his STRING QUINTET
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DIZ DISLEY and his STRING QUINTET

CD / Product Number: LACD307

This album represents some of the finest acoustic jazz from the 1950s, played by one of the British Jazz scene’s great eccentrics, maverick,cartoonist, broadcaster, and individual guitar player, William 'Diz' Disley. He fulfilled and ambition to have a group based on Django Reinhardt’s famous Quintette Du Hot Club De France and formed his String Quintet around 1956 mainly to play for his own enjoyment, but “we found after a season as interval group at the ... [MORE]

CHRIS BARBER'S JAZZBAND - There'll Be Some Changes Made 1961-65
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CHRIS BARBER'S JAZZBAND - There'll Be Some Changes Made 1961-65

CD / Product Number: LACD305

This CD is a compilation of quite rare tracks charting some subtle but siginficant changes in the Chris Barber Band. Ian Wheeler (who died in 2011)joined in 1961 and brought Alto Sax and Harmonica into the band. John Slaughter (who died in 2010) brought the Blues Guitar to the band in 1965. The choice of material is the usual Chris Barber eclectic mix. [MORE]

RAY FOXLEY - The Professor's Choice
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RAY FOXLEY - The Professor's Choice

CD / Product Number: LACD304

Ray Foxley made his first recordings in the 1940s but came to national recognition when he joined Ken Colyer's Jazzmen in 1957. He became labelled as a Ragtime pianist, but there was always much more to Ray than that. He was a composer of some merit and yet rarely made recordings on his own and rarely featuring his own material. This CD recorded in 1988, but never issued until now amply showcases Ray's ability with Ragtime, some standard Jazz material and ... [MORE]

CLYDE VALLEY COLLECTION 1956 - 1961 - Double CD for the price of a Single
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CLYDE VALLEY COLLECTION 1956 - 1961 - Double CD for the price of a Single

CD / Product Number: LACD303

Scotland's most popular Traditional Jazz band with 53 tracks from their heyday. The band was comparatively short-lived, but they packed constant touring the length and breadth of Britain into their life-span. This collection combines their early recordings with their complete output for the prestigious Pye label and includes guest singer Lonnie Donegan as well as their regular vocalist, Fionna Duncan. Included in the set is their hit single SALTY DOG. [MORE]

VINTAGE MERSEYSIPPI JAZZ BAND Volume 2
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VINTAGE MERSEYSIPPI JAZZ BAND Volume 2

CD / Product Number: LACD302

This completes our reissue of all the tracks by The Merseysippi Jazz Band for the Esquire label. There is the added bonus of six tracks (an EP and single) for a major label which also features Clinton Ford. [MORE]

JOHN HALLAM and IAN BATEMAN with The Tom Kincaid Trio - Me and My Shadow
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JOHN HALLAM and IAN BATEMAN with The Tom Kincaid Trio - Me and My Shadow

CD / Product Number: LACD301

John Hallam and Ian Bateman had worked together with the LAKE Records Jazz Band and on the 1930s Jazz Recording Project and had harboured a desire to do a CD together. As two of the finest exponents of their chosen instruments in the UK it seems to be an ideal partnership. The session was very relaxed and the outcome is a CD of pure class. Tom Kincaid's Trio proved to be the ideal backing group. [MORE]

THE BATEMAN BROTHERS JAZZ BAND - Now You Has Jazz
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THE BATEMAN BROTHERS JAZZ BAND - Now You Has Jazz

CD / Product Number: LACD299

It is a long time since a really top quality traditional style Jazz band appeared on the scene, but the Bateman brothers (Ian Alan) have formed one. The band is based around reworking the material of the Louis Armstrong All Stars of the 1950s. All the musicians are top quality: Ian Bateman - Trombone Alan Bateman - Trumpet Trevor Whiting - Reeds Craig Milverton - Piano John Day - bass Steve Rushton - Drums plus Maggie Reeday - Vocals. The band captures ... [MORE]

HUMPHREY LYTTELTON  his  QUARTET and BAND - High Class
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HUMPHREY LYTTELTON his QUARTET and BAND - High Class

CD / Product Number: LACD298

Only 1 copy remaining!
In the legacy of recordings left by Humphrey Lyttelton there are one or two absolute gems of albums which tend to get overlooked. The LP 'HUMPH MEETS CAB' from 1960 is one such. It features the singer Cab Kaye (himself very neglected as far a recordings are concerned) who has a style reminiscent of Nat King Cole, Johnny Mathis and, even, Billie Holiday. The original album forms the basis of this CD and it features Humph ... [MORE]

DUTCH SWING COLLEGE BAND 1960 - Double CD
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DUTCH SWING COLLEGE BAND 1960 - Double CD

CD / Product Number: LACD297

Another DOUBLE CD brings us up to 1960 with the DSCB. There is no previously unreleased material here, but there are some very rare tracks which only appeared on EPs. DSCB CDs are some of the most popular in our catalogue. The Peter Schilperoort is back in charge and with Oscar Klein (trumpet) and Dick Kaart (trombone) in the front line plus the usual excellent rhythm section you can be sure the playing is top class as always. [MORE]

ALEX WELSH AND FRIENDS
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ALEX WELSH AND FRIENDS

CD / Product Number: LACD295

The wonderful Alex Welsh Band and Alex's friends are guitarist, Diz Disley, trombonist, George Chisholm, singer, Beryl Bryden and bass saxophonist, Harry Gold. All legends of British Jazz. The set is of previously unreleased 'live' material and very well recorded. Several of the tunes Alex never recorded commercially. Alex never had a bad band and these recordings from 1958-1960 reveal the band on exceptionally good form - lovely playing by Archie Semple, ... [MORE]

VINTAGE MERSEYSIPPI JAZZ BAND Vol.1
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VINTAGE MERSEYSIPPI JAZZ BAND Vol.1

CD / Product Number: LACD291

The Merseysippi Jazz Band is the UK's longest serving Jazz Band. Formed in 1949 it is still going strong. The compilation is made up of tracks from the Decca archives (their appearance at the Royal Festival Hall in 1955)and from the archives of the legendary small UK Jazz label Esquire. The nmuber of records they made for Esquire is testament to their popularity. Also featured are singers Bery Bryden and Clinton Ford. [MORE]

THE TALK OF THE TOWN - Debbie Arthurs' Sweet Rhythm
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THE TALK OF THE TOWN - Debbie Arthurs' Sweet Rhythm

CD / Product Number: LACD288

Debbie Arthurs is at the forefront of the burgeoning interest in the popular music of the 1920s and 1930s both as leader of The Charleston Chasers and, as here, with her own group, Sweet Rhythm. Her main influence is Annette Hanshaw – the ‘Personality Girl’. She possess excellent taste, effortless swing as well as perfect intonation and flawless phrasing in the style of her chosen era. She is, however, no mere copyist. She delivers with style, panache and ... [MORE]

LAUGHING AT LIFE - LANGHAM, LITTON and SKED
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LAUGHING AT LIFE - LANGHAM, LITTON and SKED

CD / Product Number: LACD287

Three of the most popular performers on the UK Jazz Club and Festival circuit, Spats Langham (guitar, banjo and vocal), Martin Litton (piano) and Malcolm Sked (Double Bass, Sousaphone) present a highly entertaining programme of 1920s and 30s music. As three of the most skilled players around this is music of the highest quality. . [MORE]

CELEBRATING SATCHMO - DUKE HEITGER with KEN MATHIESON'S CLASSIC JAZZ ORCHESTRA
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CELEBRATING SATCHMO - DUKE HEITGER with KEN MATHIESON'S CLASSIC JAZZ ORCHESTRA

CD / Product Number: LACD286

Instead of simply recreating Louis Armstrong performances Ken Mathieson's thoughtful and cleverly constructed new arrangements of tunes associated with the legendary trumpeter for his superb little band avoid simply re-treading old ground. He has added a guest, the hugely talented American trumpet player, Duke Heitger, to put his own exquisite stamp on them. As Just Jazz magazine commented `these are fine musicians…this line-up is so strong that there is ... [MORE]

KEN COLYER 1966 - Ken Colyer's Jazzmen and Skiffle Group
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KEN COLYER 1966 - Ken Colyer's Jazzmen and Skiffle Group

CD / Product Number: LACD285

Recordings made during Ken Colyer's 1966 tour of Germany. Includes four previously unissued tracks. [MORE]

A JAZZ CLUB SESSION WITH CY LAURIE'S JAZZ BAND Vol 2
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A JAZZ CLUB SESSION WITH CY LAURIE'S JAZZ BAND Vol 2

CD / Product Number: LACD284

Volume 1 (LACD199) proved to be one of our best selling Cy Laurie CDs. Volume 2 also comes from tapes recorded at The Dancing Slipper in Nottingham in 1968 and, again, has good quality sound to enhance the atmosphere generated by this stomping little band. Four bonus tracks are from Cy's last recordings for a major label in 1958 [MORE]

INTRODUCING THE BONE SUPREMACY
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INTRODUCING THE BONE SUPREMACY

CD / Product Number: LACD283

A second place in the Small Band category of the British Jazz Awards before they had made their debut album and had only played a handful of gigs is testament to the quality of this band: a superb rhythm section backing four of the finest jazz trombonists in the country. Add to the mixture three world class guests, Mark Nightingale, Roy Williams and Alistair White, some top class arrangments of a wide range of material and the result is a superb album. [MORE]

HUMPHREY LYTTELTON 1959
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HUMPHREY LYTTELTON 1959

CD / Product Number: LACD282

DOUBLE CD FOR THE PRICE OF ONE!
The Lyttelton Band at its finest at the end of the 1950s. Two classic LPs, 'Humph Dedicates' and 'Triple Exposure' plus previously unreleased material make up this collection. [MORE]

VINTAGE ACKER BILK Volume 2 - Acker Bilk
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VINTAGE ACKER BILK Volume 2 - Acker Bilk

CD / Product Number: LACD281

DOUBLE CD FOR THE PRICE OF ONE!
This second collection of early recordings by Acker Bilk sees him playing with a pick-up group, Johnny Bastable's Chosen Seven, recorded for the 77 Records label in 1958. The second disc comprises Acker's first recordings with the Paramount Jazz Band for the major Pye label and is a complete collection from 1958/59. These have been carefully remastered. Also included are 6 previously unissued tracks. [MORE]

VINTAGE BOB WALLIS  BOB WALLIS and HIS STORYVILLE JAZZMEN - 2CDs
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VINTAGE BOB WALLIS BOB WALLIS and HIS STORYVILLE JAZZMEN - 2CDs

CD / Product Number: LACD280

Bob Wallis led one of the most successful bands of the Trad era having hit singles and as on disc one of this collection, an LP in the charts. As always the popularity drew attention away from a more serious jazz musician. Bob himself was a fine Red Allen influenced trumpet player and the rare tracks on disc 2 (from the small '77 Records' catalogue reveal a band at the forefront of the burgeoning New Orleans scene in London in the late 1950s. [MORE]

WILD BILL DAVISON with ALEX WELSH and HIS BAND
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WILD BILL DAVISON with ALEX WELSH and HIS BAND

CD / Product Number: LACD279

The Alex Welsh band was probably the most American sounding of the UK traditional style Jazz bands and as a result was the first choice for visiting American players. This release sees the legendary trumper player, Wild Bill Davison, in a superb 'live' session with the Welsh band in 1966. Everyone is on top form and the atmosphere and the music is first rate. [MORE]

HUMPH and HIS EUROPEAN FRIENDS - Humphrey Lyttelton
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HUMPH and HIS EUROPEAN FRIENDS - Humphrey Lyttelton

CD / Product Number: LACD276

Despite moulding his band into a fully fledged Mainstream outfit by 1958 Humph never completely deserted his Traditional roots and engaged in several recording sessions where those roots were revisited. This CD sees him in the 1980s with various traditional style UK musicians plus some visiting Eurpopean ones. It feature the Swedish trumpet player Bent Persson and two french clarinettists, Pierre Atlan and Jean-Francois Bonnel. The tune selection recals ... [MORE]

THE CHARLESTON CHASERS - Just Imagine
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THE CHARLESTON CHASERS - Just Imagine

CD / Product Number: LACD275

One of Europe’s leading swing and dance bands specialising in the jazz age music of the twenties and thirties.Their inspiration is that group of songwriters, band leaders and arrangers who made jazz the pop music of the time, music that is still great entertainment THE CHARLESTON CHASERS’ unique arrangements nearly all written ‘in house’ and superb musicianship give them an authentic voice, capturing the spirit of the original bands without slavishly ... [MORE]

SPATS LANGHAM and  HIS HOT COMBINATION - The Night Owl
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SPATS LANGHAM and HIS HOT COMBINATION - The Night Owl

CD / Product Number: LACD274

The 'Hottest Man In Town' returns with his second album of scintillating vocals, flying fingers and hot Jazz 20s and 30s style. Spats, Norman Field, Danny Blyth, Malcolm Sked and Debbie Arthurs are joined by guests Keith Nichols and Martin Wheatley. [MORE]

BARBICAN BLUES - Chris Barber's Jazz and Blues Band
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BARBICAN BLUES - Chris Barber's Jazz and Blues Band

CD / Product Number: LACD273

VOTED REISSUE OF THE YEAR IN THE BRITISH JAZZ AWARDS. An excellent recording of a concert presented shortly after the opening of London's prestigious Barbican Centre in 1982. A capacity crowd enjoyed a typically varied, eclectic and well-played set by the Barber band – a heady mix of Classic Jazz and Swing tunes, Trad favourites and crowd pleasers. [MORE]

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