JOHNNY PARKER'S British Jazz All-Stars - BIG TIME TONIGHT
These sessions were recorded at the Bull at Barnes with both pianist Johnny Parker and clarinetist Brian Carrick both in leg braces and walking with canes as a result of their various afflictions - but when it came to the music, they are second to none. this is a great ensemble and produced a marvellous session!
The personnel are Johnny Parker at the piano with Brian Carrick clarinet, Geoff Cole trombone, Dave Copperwaite trumpet, Sarah Spencer sax, Eric Webster banjo, Terry Knight string bass and Taff Lloyd on drums.
2. Sweet Fields
3. Where the River Shannon Flows
4. About a Quartet to 88
5. Song of the Island
6. Down Home Rag
7. Under the Bamboo Tree
8. It Looks Like a Big Time Tonight
10. Love Nest
12. Mama Inez
13. Get Out of Here
14. Whatever Happened to Johnny Parker? Blues
Reviews of This Recording
Fourteen nice tunes with a good-time feeling all the way through, the ensembles rhythmically bright, trumpet punching out the themes......plenty to enjoy! Peter Vacher, Jazz Rag