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LATEST RELEASES from UPBEAT
URCD277 LOUIS ARMSTRONG and his All Stars - Live in Vancouver 1951 with Earl Hines and Jack Teagarden
URCD276 NEW ORLEANS Original Soundtrack, out-takes and associated recordings from the 1947 cult movie featuring Louis Armstrong, Mutt Carey, Zutty Singleton, Billie Holiday, Barney Bigard and Kid Ory
URCD275 KEN COLYER'S ALL STARS - Live at Wimbledon 1975, featuring Annie Hawkins and Colin Bowden.
URCD274 SAMMY RIMINGTON - A Snapshot of his American Recordings 1995-1999 This selection of recordings by Sammy from the 1990s is a good example of his special talent for combining a repertoire of standards with other numbers that are rarely used as jazz vehicles. It follows the eclectic New Orleans tradition which has always been the approach taken by musicians from the Crescent City.
URCD273 JACK TEAGARDEN and EARL HINES All Stars Concert 1957 Volume 2 These rare 'live' recordings come from a UK tour made by this specially assembled group in October 1957, presented by The National Jazz Federation. This is a fantastic sequel to the quick selling first volume of Teagarden/Hines. Great stuff!
URCD272 THE CRANE RIVER JAZZ BAND with KEN COLYER - Reunited! In 1972 the Cranes re-formed and their first London appearance was at the 100 Club in Oxford Street where this CD was recorded. The result was sheer joyousness and almost relaxed telepathic teamwork.
JAZZ ORACLE has cult remasterings of great American jazz bands, and this one we are bringing in from Canada for you. We have stock of the titles in the Newsletter, but will have to order in any that you choose from their full catalogue listing, so please be patient. We do have stock of their latest release BDW8071 West Coast Jazz - why not check it out below...
I am sure you will all be familiar with STORYVILLE and we are delighted to be featuring these in the Newsletter. Again please bear with us if stocks take a little while to come in. If these go well, we will continue to feature these labels in the coming editions of the Newsletter.
This compilation of tracks from 1990 - 2017 features a number of line-ups who all have one thing in common - a two-man front line. This format is always a meeting of minds, a musical conversation where being a 'good listener' is every bit as important as expressing one's one ideas. The combination of trombone and reeds - be it clarinet or saxophone - is present on all tracks, but each partnership takes on its own distinctive sound.
Another aspect of ... [MORE]
Featuring Jack Teagarden and Earl Hines, this CD pre-dates the two Jack Teagarden/Earl Hines CDs from the Manchester Free Trade Hall in 1957 by six years and should really be considered the fore-runner to these two CDs (available on the Upbeat Jazz label – URCD258 and URCD273).
This live concert was recorded in Vancouver in January 1951 - it was a sell out show and the audience loved every second. This is one of the rarest of the all-star bands ... [MORE]
Mike Pointon has compiled this CD from a live recording from December 20th 1975 at a great Christmas party at Wimbledon Belgrave Harriers. There is an interesting and refreshing line-up with Ken Colyer cornet, vocals, Roger Bird clarinet, Mike Sherbourne trombone, Ray Smith piano, Bill Stotesbury banjo, Annie Hawkins string bass, Colin Bowden drums. Ken Colyer includes several numbers he had used over the years but as ever, he always manages to produce ... [MORE]
NEW ORLEANS – Original Soundtrack and Out-takes from the 1947 Cult Movie featuring Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Kid Ory, Barney Bigard, Mutt Carey and Zutty Singleton
It was a fabulous idea which in true Hollywood fashion ended up a fiasco! However, there remains the music which, unlike the film, is just plain wonderful! The list of artists here is an A-Z of jazz royalty and there are 29 great tracks for you to enjoy. So close your eyes and be transported back to 1947 and the birth of jazz in New Orleans! [MORE]
This selection of recordings by Sammy from the 1990s is a good example of his special talent for combining a repertoire of standards with other numbers that are rarely used as jazz vehicles. It follows the eclectic New Orleans tradition which has always been the approach taken by musicians from the Crescent City. Tracks from 4 sessions recorded between 1995 and 1999 are featured here, using musicians Sammy has been associated with over the years in ... [MORE]
Recorded in California, this compilation includes the historic 1922 recordings by Kid Ory, as well as the complete recordings of Harvey Brooks’ Quality Four and Reb Spikes. Remastering is by John R.T. Davies, and extensive liner notes are by Russ Shor and John Wilby. [MORE]
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The Crane River Jazz Band is one of the most revered jazz bands of the 20th Century. In 1949 they took the UK by storm appearing on BBC TV and Studio 51 in Leicester Square and in 1951 played at the newly opened Royal Festival Hall.
In 1972 the Cranes re-formed and their first London appearance was at the 100 Club in Oxford Street where this CD was recorded. The result was sheer ... [MORE]
Volume two of this 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 rapturous ... [MORE]
This is the final release from Larry Borenstein's Collection - Volume 16. The CD features a generous 22 tracks by artists such as Kid Thomas Valentine and His Dixieland Band, Mother Mary Margret Parker, Sister Donna Alexander and Sister Adele Williams. All recorded by Borenstein at his Associated Artists Studio in New Orleans between 1958 and 1961. Total playing time for the CD 71 minutes and 25 seconds. [MORE]
This live session features some of the finest late Colyer where he fronts a talented line-up which reunited him with two key musicians from his `classic' 50s line-up: Ray Foxley and Colin Bowden. It is also one of the few occasions where he uses a tenor sax played by George Berry, who blows fluent clarinet for the rest of the gig. Ken himself is on inspired creative form here.
This is the much-awaited audio version for some of the tracks on the ... [MORE]
The only recordings of the band made during their historic first American tour in 1959. The recordings were pirated and issued in the USA under the name of ‘The All American Jazz Band’. Never previously released in their entirety under the band’s own name. There are six bonus tracks from the same period including a duet by Ottilie and Chris which has never been released anywhere before. The CD features the usual Barber band favourites: Ottilie Patterson, ... [MORE]
Recorded in April 2015 at the legendary Dew Drop Social and Dance Hall in Mandeville, Louisiana on the northern shore of Lake Ponchatrain. It was a stormy day and the band and recording team only just made it to the venue! But the trip was well worth it as you will hear! 18 tracks with Brian Carrick and his clarinet leading an ace team of New Orleans musicians - Mark Braud trumpet and vocals, Ronell Johnson trombone and sousaphone, Rickie Monie piano, ... [MORE]
Brian Carrick is one of the UK's finest clarinet players and has led bands for many years on both sides of the Atlantic. On this recording he comes together with hand-picked New Orleans masters for a thumping session of tunes - recorded 'live' at the Louisiana Music Factory in New Orleans on November 2nd 2006.
The musicians joining him here are Dwayne Burns, trumpet and vocals, Maynard Chatters trombone and vocals, Louis Ford tenor and soprano sax and ... [MORE]