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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]
Either together or individually John and Jeff have appeared on 7 LAKE CDs, but this sees their first outing as a duo. The pairing of John Hallam, popular at UK Jazz festivals and highly regarded by fellow musicians, with Jeff Barnhart,one of the best 'stride' pianists around today, has produced a beautiful CD. Tasteful, varied and delivered in style. [MORE]
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The LAKE Records 'house' band recorded at a special concert in 2008. A superb line up of, from the USA, Jeff Barnhart (piano, vocals),the cream of UK players, Ian Bateman (trombone), Roy Cansdale (bass), John Hallam (reeds), Keith Stephen (guitar, banjo), Gordon Whitworth (trumpet, vocals) and label boss, Paul Adams (drums). Special guest was the hugely talented Duke Heitger from the USA. [MORE]
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This CD sees the final stage of the transition from a traditional style band to a mainstream one. This features line-ups regarded as classic in the history of the band featuring musicians such as Kathy Stobart, Tony Coe, Jimmy Skidmore,Joe Temperley, and John Picard. The tracks were mostly commercially released, but includes some previously unissued material. [MORE]
A collection of significant recordings made by Ken Colyer's in the years 1957 and 1958. Includes the rare Hamburg concert by the Jazzmen and Skiffle Group, the EP 'They All Played Ragtime', the equally rare 'live' set which wwas re-recorded as 'Colyer Plays Standards' and the only recording of the Omega Brass Band ever issued. [MORE]
Throughout his career Humphrey Lyttelton never fought shy of pushing the boundaries and experimenting. This CD contains some of his early experiments in the early 1950s. It contains complete commercially released recordings by the Graeme Bell- Humphrey Lyttelton Jazz groups, the Grant-Lyttelton Paseo Jazz Band and Lazy Ade Monsbrough's Late Hour Boys. [MORE]
In the heady days of the Trad Boom of the late 1950s/early 1960s there were the three big names Ball, Barber and Bilk, but running alongside was Terry Lightfoot. The term ‘Trad’ was invented for the Lightfoot band (it was the title of an made in 1958). Terry regularly beat Acker Bilk as top Jazz clarinetist in the Melody Maker Readers’ Poll. This CD is part of LAKE’s continuing ‘Vintage’ series and presents the first recordings made by the band as a ... [MORE]
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Val Waiseman's career has included working with the bands of Monty Sunshine, Alex Welsh and Kenny Baker. For several years she has been touring with her acclaimed Billie Holiday show, 'Lady Sings The Blues'. This CD includes the songs from her latest venture, the songs of Duke Ellington. Val is no mere imitator - she brings her own interpretation and personality to the songs. [MORE]
Double CD for the price of one! In 1947 Graeme Bell's band booked one-way tickets for war torn Europe to appear at a Youth Festival in Prague. They made some recordings which have become collectors' items. They came to the UK and took the Jazz scene by storm. Over in Paris they made some more recordings. This is a companion CD to LACD166 [MORE]
Superb new arrangements of tunes associated with six of the early kings of Jazz, Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller and Fletcher Henderson, all played by this excellent swinging band consisting of some of Scotland's finest players [MORE]
One of the finest Jazz trumpeters the UK has ever produced. This is a collection of rare items some previously unreleased. It features Jazz legend, Albert Nicholas, Blues and Gospel singer, Brother Jogn Sellers, Al's longtime musical partner, Sandy Brown, the bands of Humphrey Lyttelton, Stan Greig and Jogn Picard's Angels. [MORE]
Recorded in 1963 at the Dancing Slipper Jazz club in Nottingham. Previously unreleased it is excellently recorded and finds the Welsh band in fine form. Featuring Roy Crimmins, Lennie Hastings, Tony Pitt, Bert Murray, Bill Reid and the superb Al Gay. [MORE]
A double CD for the price of one of recordings made by Acker with various groups for the 77 label in 1957. Good stomping traditional jazz played by young men on a mission. It highlights the fiery trumpet playing of Bob Wallis. The groups include the Paramount Jazz Band, The Storyville Jazzmen, Hugh Rainey's All Stars and John Bastable's Chosen Six. [MORE]
Another in our series recorded at the Dancing Slipper in Nottingham features one of the least recorded of Ken Colyer's full-time bands. Recorded in 1963 the band is Sammy Rimington, Geoff Cole, John Bastable, Ron Ward Pete Ridge. Very good sound and some tunes not recorded by Colyer eleswhere. [MORE]
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Featuring the famous Conway Hall concert ('Humph At The Conway') 1954 plus the 1951 Conway Hall concert, plus the 1954 Royal Festival Hall concert and the bonus of the 1954 studio tracks. Ftg Wally Fawkes, Bruce Turner, Johnny Parker, John Picard et al [MORE]
The Byzantines are a newly formed band comprising five of the country’s most creative young Classic Jazz musicians. The band's repertoire consists of original songs – mostly written by Nick Gill (piano). It has come about largely because of the enthusiasm for these songs expressed by the mercurial James Evans (undoubtedly the UK's most creative jazz clarinetist). Providing some of the vocal refrains to the songs are the delightful Debbie Arthurs (vocalist ... [MORE]
A second superb CD by these two excpetional musicians. As before they are joined by Keith Stephen on guitar and Bruce Rollo on bass. Pianist, Ralph Laing, who wrote the booklet notes, thanks John and Jeff for 'reminding us just how entertaining jazz can be.' [MORE]
Complete recordings featuring Chris Barber from 1956 in one collection (Ottilie Patterson's under her own name are on LACD244). Jazz and Skiffle featuring Monty Sunshine, Lonnie Donegan, Dickie Bishop, Johnny Duncan [MORE]
A recreation of the 'symphonic jazz' of Paul Whiteman presented at a wonderful 'live' concert at The Sage, Gateshead. The Jazz musicians represent the cream of 1920s hot jazz players: Andy Woon, Norman Field, Matthias Seuffert, Spats Langham, et al. [MORE]
Britain's best loved and most sought-after Blues singer! This CD contains 23 tracks in all, including 11 previously unreleased songs or versions of songs. When Ottilie Patterson appeared at the Royal Festival Hall in 1955 with Chris Barber's Jazz Band George Melly described her as Bessie Smith reincarnated. For the next 20 years she remained with the Barber band before retiring through ill health. In that time she became Britain's best loved Trad Jazz ... [MORE]
The fabled 'supermarket' sides. In 1956 Cy recorded a set tunes for what were US supermarket LPs and which were not issued under his own name. Plus previously unissued tracks. The band includes Alan Elsdon, Sonny Morris and Graham Stewart. [MORE]
Classic years tracing the development into a Mainstram band, All the key players - Wally Fawkes, Bruce Turner, John Picard, Johnny Parker - all commercially released recordings including five previously unreleased ones. [MORE]