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CHRIS BARBER'S JAZZ BAND - Back in Copenhagen 1961

CHRIS BARBER'S JAZZ BAND - Back in Copenhagen 1961
CD / Product Number: LACD360

During the 1950s when Chris Barber was under contract to Denis Preston’s Record Supervision Ltd three concert recordings were released on Pye’s Nixa Jazz Today label. All have been reissued on LAKE. In 1959 Denis Preston signed a new deal with EMI to license his recordings on their Columbia label under a new series named The Lansdowne Jazz Series. Three more concerts appeared on the new label under the banner title ‘Chris Barber International’ Vols 1,2 and 3. Again, all have been reissued on LAKE.
Two of the concerts, Berlin (1959) and the London Palladium (1961) have achieved ‘classic’ status whereas the Copenhagen (1960) one has received less attention. A few years ago a set of tapes came to light of a concert recorded in Berlin a year after the first concert. This has been issued as Barber Back In Berlin 1960 (LAKE LACD346). By happy coincidence early in 2017 another set of recordings materialised this time recorded in Copenhagen, at the same venue, a year on (1961) from the previous concert and LAKE managed to acquire them. These are the recordings on this album. It is well recorded with the band on top form and plenty of atmosphere. It features some well known Barber tracks plus some lesser known ones. Chris himself plus Pat Halcox and Ian Wheeler all get features and, of course, vocalist Ottilie Patterson is also featured. A worthy, if hitherto unknown, contribution to the Chris Barber canon.


1. The Isle Of Capri
2. King Kong
3. Room Rent Blues
4. Some Of These Days
5. Shine
6. Sweet Lorraine
7. Old Man Mose
8. Creole Love Call
9. Stevedore Stomp
10. (Up A) Lazy River
11. Blueberry Hill
12. Mean Mistreater
13. Can’t Afford To Do It
14. Everybody Loves My Baby
15. A New Orleans Parade: Moose March / Just A Little While To Stay Here