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THE CHURCH ALLEY IRREGULARS
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THE CHURCH ALLEY IRREGULARS

CD / Product Number: JCCD3098

This project grew out of the Jazz Crusade Best of the Brits series. Big Bill wanted to make a recording with his favourite British jazz musicians - and this is it! The band had not played together before and they were recorded in Church Alley - hence the name!
The line-up is simply stunning:Norman Thatcher trumpet, Geoff Cole trombone, Brian Carrick clarinet and tenor sax, Tone Pyke reeds, Malcolm Hogarth piano, Malcolm Hurrell banjo, Annie ... [MORE]

Big Bill Bissonnette's International Jazz Band - Live in Concert 1997 2nd Half
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Big Bill Bissonnette's International Jazz Band - Live in Concert 1997 2nd Half

CD / Product Number: JCCD3097

This CD was recorded live at the Upton Jazz Festival on 1st May 1997. THis was the second edition of Big bill's International band and is a very strong line-up. The music is spontaneous and really swings. Sit back and enjoy! The first half is on JCCD2096.
Full band personnel here are: Big Bill Bissonnette trombone/vocal, Fred Vigorito cornet, George Probert, Sarah Bissonnette reeds, Anthony 'Tuba Fats' Lacen tuba/vocal, Pat Hawes piano, Dave Brennan ... [MORE]

Big Bill Bissonnette's International Jazz Band - Live in Concert 1997 1st Half
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Big Bill Bissonnette's International Jazz Band - Live in Concert 1997 1st Half

CD / Product Number: JCCD3096

This CD was recorded live at the Upton Jazz Festival on 1st May 1997. THis was the second edition of Big bill's International band and is a very strong line-up. The music is spontaneous and really swings. Sit back and enjoy! The second half is on JCCD2097.
Full band personnel here are: Big Bill Bissonnette trombone/vocal, Fred Vigorito cornet, George Probert, Sarah Bissonnette reeds, Anthony 'Tuba Fats' Lacen tuba/vocal, Pat Hawes piano, Dave Brennan ... [MORE]

THE GENTLE GIANT  OF NEW ORLEANS JAZZ - Milton Batiste
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THE GENTLE GIANT OF NEW ORLEANS JAZZ - Milton Batiste

CD / Product Number: JCCD3095

Here is a night of Milton Batiste and the La Vida New Orleans Jazz band. Enjoy it. It is rare music with a hot band and they know what they are doing. If you are looking for something to try - then try this one! It was recorded in the Netheralands in October 1993.
Full band personnel are Milton Batiste trumpet/vocal, Adam Olivier trumpet, Roelof Brouwer alto sax, Jasper van Pelt piano, Wouter Nouwens banjo, Koos Albers string bass, Sebastiaan Kaptein ... [MORE]

I 'VE FOUND A NEW BABY - Wilbur de Paris and his New Orleans Jazz Band
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I 'VE FOUND A NEW BABY - Wilbur de Paris and his New Orleans Jazz Band

CD / Product Number: JCCD3094

Here are the very earliest tracks by the DeParis band. Some actually predate the band we all know and love. But this album will show you how it originated and evolved into that great showcase band. Both Wilbur and Sidney are here on all tracks, and Wilbur is definitely running the show! The earliest tracks also feature the brilliant clarinet of Edmond Hall. Then there are the sides with Sidney Bechet and later there are sides with Omer Simeon, Eddie Gibbs ... [MORE]

Brian Carrick - Oh Brian! Play That Thing!
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Brian Carrick - Oh Brian! Play That Thing!

CD / Product Number: JCCD3093

Brian Carrick's clarinet and tenor sax are joined by a variety of his friends on this release. Tracks were recorded between 1992 and 2003. It is a collection of first class takes from other session which were too long to be included on the original discs and so omitted for purely reasons of repertoire and mood. They all deserve to be heard, hence this album.
Personnel include Emil Mark piano and banjo, Colin Bray string bass, Gregg Stafford trumpet, ... [MORE]

RARE CUTS Volume 6 - Capt John Handy with Alvin Alcorn and Jimmy Archery
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RARE CUTS Volume 6 - Capt John Handy with Alvin Alcorn and Jimmy Archery

CD / Product Number: JCCD3092

Capt John Handy is mainly associated with the alto sax, but he was also a fine clarinet player, and these tracks will testify. The personnel here is unusual, but included Alvin Alcorn and Placide Adams. They were recorded in New Orleans in August 1965. Full personnel for these 10 tracks are Capt. John Handy alto saxclarinet, Alvin Alcorn trumpet, Hugh Watts trombone, Dave Fat Man Williams pianovocal, Placide Adams string bass, Chester Jones drums.
The ... [MORE]

New Orleans Piano Blues - Cousin Joe and Alton Purnell
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New Orleans Piano Blues - Cousin Joe and Alton Purnell

CD / Product Number: JCCD3091

Pleasant 'Cousin Joe' Joseph was born in Wallace Louisiana, about 38 minles up river from New Orleans.He was one of the finest of all blues lyricists and singers. He toured with all the jazz greats including Joe Robichaux, Billie and DeDe Pierce, Harold Dejan, te Merrow Bechet band and many more. These solo tracks date from September 1978 and were recorded at the PizzaExpress in London.
The second set of tracks if from Alton Purnell and were recorded ... [MORE]

DARRYL ADAMS - Runnin' Wild in Toronto - Vol. 2
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DARRYL ADAMS - Runnin' Wild in Toronto - Vol. 2

CD / Product Number: JCCD3090

The second volume recorded at a Classic Jazz Society of Toronto concert from May 2003 featuring Chosen Few sax man, Darryl Adams together with some New Orleans stalwarts from the Jazz Crusade label. The concert here really swings and everyone when home happy.
Full band personnel here are Darryl Adams alto sax/vocal, Fred Vigorito trumpet, Brian Carrick clarinet, Brian Towers trombone, Roberta Hunt piano/vocal, Emil Mark banjo, Colin Bray string bass, ... [MORE]

DARRYL ADAMS - Runnin' Wild in Toronto - Vol. 1
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DARRYL ADAMS - Runnin' Wild in Toronto - Vol. 1

CD / Product Number: JCCD3089

Darryl Adams has enjoyed a great career n new Orleans, but this CD should bring him to the attention of others areas in the jazz world. He plays with the same drive and swing as Capt Handy - this is wonderful stuff and includes one of his own compositions, I'm Your Hot Dog Man. Recorded n 2003 at a Classic Jazz Society of Toronto concert, Darryl joins forces with some popular men from New orleans jazz scene to make terriic music! Well worth an ... [MORE]

RARE CUTS - WELL DONE -  Volume 5
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RARE CUTS - WELL DONE - Volume 5

CD / Product Number: JCCD3088

The thread that weaves through all these undiscovered gems is the fluid clarinet of Edmund Hall - a true jazz legend! He started his career with Kid Thomas Valentine and ended it with Louis Armstrong, playing with all the greats along the way. The three bands featured here are Henry 'Red' Allen and his Orchestra recorded in December 1947, Edmund Hall and Punch Miller, also from December 1947 and WC Handy's Orchestra from December 1939.
Personnel ... [MORE]

JACK McLAUGHLIN PLAYS Eb CLARINET - If We Never Meet Again This Side of Heaven
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JACK McLAUGHLIN PLAYS Eb CLARINET - If We Never Meet Again This Side of Heaven

CD / Product Number: JCCD3087

Jack McLaughlin in an Australian purist who is devoted to the music of New Orleans. He is always looking for old, historical instruments and travels the world to find them. Simplicity is the key word to this music. Recorded in Australia in 2002 and 2003, there is no grandstanding or playing to the gallery here! Just heartfelt, beautiful music full of hidden gems.
Personnel here are Jack McLaughlin Eb clarinet, John van Buren banjo, Rachel Hamilton ... [MORE]

The Vintage Jazz Band with Special Guests Jacques Gauthe  Malc Murphy
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The Vintage Jazz Band with Special Guests Jacques Gauthe Malc Murphy

CD / Product Number: JCCD3086

On offer here is the nucleus of the French based Vintage Jazzmen led by Dan Vernhettes, plus the ex-pat Frenchman Jacques Gauthe, now resident in New Orleans and Malc Murphy and John Richardson from Britain. And to prove that jazz is an international language, they are joined by Siphan Upraven who has Laotian connections and Enzo Mucci from Italy!
Full band personnel are Dan Vernette trumpet, Jacques Gauthe, Michel Queraud reeds, Frederic Legendre ... [MORE]

Jam Session In Connecticut - Vol. 2
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Jam Session In Connecticut - Vol. 2

CD / Product Number: JCCD3085

These native musicians were assembled especially for this jam session in Connecticut in the summer of 2002. Ron Goring was in town so Big Bill called all his favourite local musicians and a great time was had by all!
Band personnel here are Fred Vigorito cornet, Ron Going clarinet, Jerry Zigmont trombone, Bill Sinclair piano, Emil Mark banjo, Arnie Hyman string bass, Big Bill Bissonnette drums. Volume 1 is on JCCD2084. [MORE]

Jam Session In Connecticut - Volume 1
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Jam Session In Connecticut - Volume 1

CD / Product Number: JCCD3084

All the players on this 2 CD set are from Connecticut. But they are all masters of the form known as New Orleans Revival! They were either members of the original Easy Riders jazz band or were brought into jazz because of that revered band. The session dates from 2002, recorded at Trod Nossel Studios, Wallingford Connecticut.
Full band personnel are Fred Vigorito cornet, Ron Going clarinet, Jerry Zigmont trombone, Bill Sinclair piano, Emil Mark ... [MORE]

Can't We Be Friends? - Tony Pyke and Cuff Billett
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Can't We Be Friends? - Tony Pyke and Cuff Billett

CD / Product Number: JCCD3083

Tony Pyke has played with all the greats - Ken Colyer, Mac Duncan and George Lewis and in 1995 he teamed up with his former Colyer colleague Cuff Billett to record for Jazz Crusade. His musical tastes are wide and varied, but never far away from New Orleans. Cuff Billett has a similarly wide and varied background and has also played with the greats, including George Lewis, Peanuts Hucko, Capt Handy and Kid Sheik! Together, they play some great tunes on ... [MORE]

De PARIS IN EUROPE - Wilbur De Paris
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De PARIS IN EUROPE - Wilbur De Paris

CD / Product Number: JCCD3082

This is the fifth CD of the Wilbur De Paris band for Jazz Crusade, and the recordings date from June 1960 and were recorded in France. The 11 tracks see Wilbur in fine form and he swings more than usual. Sidney blows some great stuff! It's Wilbur and Sidney's one last fling - God bless them for the good times they gave us! (Big Bill)
The full personnel here are WILBUR De PARIS trombone, SIDNEY De PARIS trumpet, DOC CHEATHAM trumpet, GARVIN BUSHELL ... [MORE]

Sweet Mary Cat and Their North American Friends - Time to Dance  Some More
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Sweet Mary Cat and Their North American Friends - Time to Dance Some More

CD / Product Number: JCCD3081

Recorded in April 2002 at the Audiofile Studios in New Orleans, the bulk of this CD sees the French band Sweet Mary Cat joined by some illustrious New Orleans stalwarts on 6 great tracks. (The bulk of this session is on JCCD3079). These are complemented by four tracks recorded Live in Lyons in 1993 where Big Bill reverses the favour and meets some of his French counterparts for a live concert. Personnel for the first six tracks are Marie Dandrieux ... [MORE]

Tuba Fats' Chosen Few Brass Band and Jazzmen - Street Music
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Tuba Fats' Chosen Few Brass Band and Jazzmen - Street Music

CD / Product Number: JCCD3080

Here we have nine tracks from Tuba Fats' Chosen Few Brass Band recorded in New Orleans in November 1985 together with four tracks of Tuba Fats' Jazzmen recorded in April 2002 in New Orleans. This is marching band music that brings everyone out onto the street.
Personnel here includes Anthony Tuba Fats Lacen tuba, Kermit Ruffin, George Johnson, Milton Batiste, Kenneth Terry trumpets, Elliot Callier, Darryl Adams saxophones, Eddie Paris trombone, ... [MORE]

Sweet Mary Cat  and their North American Friends - Time to Dance
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Sweet Mary Cat and their North American Friends - Time to Dance

CD / Product Number: JCCD3079

This is an album of New Orleans dance music, something you often read about but rarely hear! There is also an interesting mix of tunes to sabour. Sweet Mary Cat is one of the hottest jazz bands in France and here is joined by Big Bill and some of his regulars at the New Orleans Jazzfest of 2002.
Personnel: Marie Dandrieux leader drums, Christian 'Ki Ki' Genin trumpet, Jean-Pierre Alessi reeds make up Sweet Mary Cat, and here they are joined by Big ... [MORE]

TUBA FATS' CHOSEN JAZZMEN
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TUBA FATS' CHOSEN JAZZMEN

CD / Product Number: JCCD3078

Big Bill rates this CD as one of the greatest he has ever produced! The session will introduce you to some amazing jazz talent you are probably not familiar with. All the excitement is there. It was recorded at the Audiophile Studios in New Orleans in April 2002 and most of these black New Orleans musicians decided to sing a track. So you are in for a treat of great jazz singing as it should be done.
The personnel here are Anthony 'Tuba Fats' Lacen ... [MORE]

READY FOR FREDDY - Freddy Lonzo with Brian Carrick
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READY FOR FREDDY - Freddy Lonzo with Brian Carrick

CD / Product Number: JCCD3077

This session was one of Big Bill's strokes of genius! Recording Freddy Lonzo with Brian Carrick is a match made in heaven as you will hear. Both artists are well known on their own and together they are magic. They are joined here by Reide Kaiser piano, Emil Mark banjo, Colin Bray string bass, Doc Houlind drums. Track listing inside. [MORE]

ALBERT BURBANK - BURGUNDY STREET BLUES
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ALBERT BURBANK - BURGUNDY STREET BLUES

CD / Product Number: JCCD3076

Burbank is the bluest jazzman of all. Even on the happiest up-tempo tune when he's at his hottest there is still a tear in his vibrato. This current CD was recorded in Concert at the Connecticut Traditional Jazz Club in September 1969. The personnel here are Albert Burbank clarinet, Jack Fine trumpet, Noel Kaletsky reeds, George Edward Stevenson trombone, Bill Sinclair piano, Dave Duquette banjo, John Toumine string bass, Mike Burgevin drums. [MORE]

RARE CUTS  - Well Done Volume 4
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RARE CUTS - Well Done Volume 4

CD / Product Number: JCCD3075

This album groups some interesting New Orleans jazz from the 30s and 40s featuring one of the great banjo players, only he is not playing the banjo! The early George Guesnon sides were originally recorded on Decca. They are great and original Guesnon pieces and definitely collectable.
It also features the Kid Thomas band of the early 70s and comes from a live session. The band here includes the legendary Paul Polo Barnes on reeds!
And finally ... [MORE]

CAPT. JOHN HANDY'S NEW ORLEANS ALL-STAR BAND in Concert - 2ND HALF
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CAPT. JOHN HANDY'S NEW ORLEANS ALL-STAR BAND in Concert - 2ND HALF

CD / Product Number: JCCD3074

This 1970 concert rocked and you will certainly wish you'd been there! What can we say about Capt John Handy that hasn't been said before? Suffice to say that his phenomenal playing destroyed the myth in revivalist circles that the saxophone had no place in jazz. To hear the Captain in full flight is pure delight as always.
Great sounds featuring CAPT JOHN HANDY, ALTO SAX/VOC, PUNCH MILLER, TR/VOC, HOMER EUGENE, TRBN/BAN, ANDREW MORGAN, TEN ... [MORE]

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