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BRITISH TRADITIONAL JAZZ  - AT A TANGENT Volume 1 - Various Artists
£12.99

BRITISH TRADITIONAL JAZZ - AT A TANGENT Volume 1 - Various Artists

CD / Product Number: LACD316

LACD300 gave an overview of the development of Traditional Jazz in Britain. What it could not do was look at some of the things which were also happening. This CD is sub-titled 'Breaking The Mould' because it looks at bands and musicians who did not always pursue a predictable path. Humphrey Lyttelton was not the only one moving into a more Mainstream style and this CD looks at some of those musicians. There also bands which were not averse to trying ... [MORE]

HUMPHREY LYTTELTON-WALLY FAWKES TROGLODYTES -  RENT PARTY
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HUMPHREY LYTTELTON-WALLY FAWKES TROGLODYTES - RENT PARTY

CD / Product Number: LACD315

Despite upsetting the Traditional Jazz fans by bringing a saxophone into his band in the mid 1950s and pursuing a Mainstream style of Jazz Humphrey Lyttelton never lost his roots. Occasionally he would venture back into a more Traditional style. Here he teams up with his erstwhile partner from his early band, the redoubtable Wally Fawkes, and in the company of other stalwart traditionalists like Colin Bowden, Keith Nichols, John Beecham and Paul Sealy he ... [MORE]

CHRIS BARBER and THE CLARINET KINGS
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CHRIS BARBER and THE CLARINET KINGS

CD / Product Number: LACD314

***DOUBLE CD FOR THE PRICE OF ONE***
Over the years Chris Barber's Band has played host to numerous visiting American Jazz and Blues musicians. The CD set contains recordings of the band with three legendary clarinet players: Edmond Hall, Albert Nicholas and Joe Darensbourg. Many of the recordings are rare and have never been released before on LP or CD. The set also includes recordings of Chris Barber's American Jazz Band which featured ... [MORE]

VINTAGE SANDY BROWN - THE SWARBRICK and MOSSMAN SIDES
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VINTAGE SANDY BROWN - THE SWARBRICK and MOSSMAN SIDES

CD / Product Number: LACD313

Sandy Brown became one of the UK's most gifted Jazz players. From his early days, heavily influenced by the legendary Johnny Dodds, he followed the Traditional Jazz route before developing a more Mainstream approach. In the very early days in Edinburgh he produced a series of recordings which have become the subject of folklore: issued by a record shop based in Glasgow in very, very limited quantities. That any have survived over 60 years is remarkable. ... [MORE]

CHRIS BARBER'S JAZZ and BLUES BAND - Clearing the Air in Bern '92
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CHRIS BARBER'S JAZZ and BLUES BAND - Clearing the Air in Bern '92

CD / Product Number: LACD312

***DOUBLE CD FOR THE PRICE OF ONE***
One of the strongest line-ups ever of the Chris Barber band playing at the top of its game at this concert recorded in 1992. The CDs have lots of atmosphere, some excellent musicianship and was obviously enjoyed by both the band and the audience. [MORE]

HOT FINGERS - IN GLORIOUS MONO - Spats Langham
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HOT FINGERS - IN GLORIOUS MONO - Spats Langham

CD / Product Number: LACD311

Spats Langham is no stranger to the LAKE Records catalogue either through his own CDs with his Hot Combination (LACDs228 and 274) his collaborations with Martin Litton and Malcolm Sked (LACDs 226 and 287)and his guest appearances on other CDs. The group he probably does most work with is Hot Fingers: Spats on vocals, guitar, banjo and ukulele, Danny Blyth on guitar, mandolin, clarinets and vocals, Malcolm Sked on double and brass basses. Added to the ... [MORE]

DICK CHARLESWORTH and his CITY GENTS
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DICK CHARLESWORTH and his CITY GENTS

CD / Product Number: LACD309

Dick Charlesworth led a very successful band during the Trad Jazz era.This CD includes the first recordings the band ever made in 1957 and conclude with a fine set recorded for 77 Records in 1959 prior to the band signing with the major HMV label. The band plays lively, good-time Jazz and demonstrates why it became popular. [MORE]

JEFF BARNHART - Reflections of Fats
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JEFF BARNHART - Reflections of Fats

CD / Product Number: LACD308

Music from Jeff Barnhart's new Fats Waller Show.Jeff Barnhart is a stride pianist par excellence. Fats Waller must surely be his passion – he even sings like him. so said the magazine Jazz Rag. No slavish copyist Jeff has assmebled a superb little band to play his interpretations of the great man's music.The band Jeff has assembled features his long-time musical partner in the UK, reed-player, John Hallam, and the outstanding young trumpeter, Jamie ... [MORE]

DIZ DISLEY and his STRING QUINTET
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DIZ DISLEY and his STRING QUINTET

CD / Product Number: LACD307

This album represents some of the finest acoustic jazz from the 1950s, played by one of the British Jazz scene’s great eccentrics, maverick,cartoonist, broadcaster, and individual guitar player, William 'Diz' Disley. He fulfilled and ambition to have a group based on Django Reinhardt’s famous Quintette Du Hot Club De France and formed his String Quintet around 1956 mainly to play for his own enjoyment, but “we found after a season as interval group at the ... [MORE]

A CLUB SESSION WITH THE CRANE RIVER JAZZ BAND
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A CLUB SESSION WITH THE CRANE RIVER JAZZ BAND

CD / Product Number: LACD306

One of the legendary bands of the British Jazz Revival of the 1940s. It contained several musicians who went on to have leading roles on the Jazz scene: Ken Colyer, Monty Sunshine, John RT Davies, Sonny Morris. The disbanded in the 1950s then reformed in the 1970s. This recording, part of the collection of recordings made by Allan Gilmour at the Dancing Slipper in Nottingham, features the band honouring a gig shortly after Ken Colyer died. It is a typical ... [MORE]

CHRIS BARBER'S JAZZBAND - There'll Be Some Changes Made 1961-65
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CHRIS BARBER'S JAZZBAND - There'll Be Some Changes Made 1961-65

CD / Product Number: LACD305

This CD is a compilation of quite rare tracks charting some subtle but siginficant changes in the Chris Barber Band. Ian Wheeler (who died in 2011)joined in 1961 and brought Alto Sax and Harmonica into the band. John Slaughter (who died in 2010) brought the Blues Guitar to the band in 1965. The choice of material is the usual Chris Barber eclectic mix. [MORE]

RAY FOXLEY - The Professor's Choice
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RAY FOXLEY - The Professor's Choice

CD / Product Number: LACD304

Ray Foxley made his first recordings in the 1940s but came to national recognition when he joined Ken Colyer's Jazzmen in 1957. He became labelled as a Ragtime pianist, but there was always much more to Ray than that. He was a composer of some merit and yet rarely made recordings on his own and rarely featuring his own material. This CD recorded in 1988, but never issued until now amply showcases Ray's ability with Ragtime, some standard Jazz material and ... [MORE]

CLYDE VALLEY COLLECTION 1956 - 1961 - Double CD for the price of a Single
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CLYDE VALLEY COLLECTION 1956 - 1961 - Double CD for the price of a Single

CD / Product Number: LACD303

Scotland's most popular Traditional Jazz band with 53 tracks from their heyday. The band was comparatively short-lived, but they packed constant touring the length and breadth of Britain into their life-span. This collection combines their early recordings with their complete output for the prestigious Pye label and includes guest singer Lonnie Donegan as well as their regular vocalist, Fionna Duncan. Included in the set is their hit single SALTY DOG. [MORE]

VINTAGE MERSEYSIPPI JAZZ BAND Volume 2
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VINTAGE MERSEYSIPPI JAZZ BAND Volume 2

CD / Product Number: LACD302

This completes our reissue of all the tracks by The Merseysippi Jazz Band for the Esquire label. There is the added bonus of six tracks (an EP and single) for a major label which also features Clinton Ford. [MORE]

JOHN HALLAM and IAN BATEMAN with The Tom Kincaid Trio - Me and My Shadow
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JOHN HALLAM and IAN BATEMAN with The Tom Kincaid Trio - Me and My Shadow

CD / Product Number: LACD301

John Hallam and Ian Bateman had worked together with the LAKE Records Jazz Band and on the 1930s Jazz Recording Project and had harboured a desire to do a CD together. As two of the finest exponents of their chosen instruments in the UK it seems to be an ideal partnership. The session was very relaxed and the outcome is a CD of pure class. Tom Kincaid's Trio proved to be the ideal backing group. [MORE]

BRITISH TRADITIONAL JAZZ - A Potted History - Triple CD for price of a single
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BRITISH TRADITIONAL JAZZ - A Potted History - Triple CD for price of a single

CD / Product Number: LACD300

A triple CD set for the price of one!
There have been any number of compilations along the line of 'Trad Greats' or 'Trad Favourites' which often seem like re-workings of the same material. This collection is an attempt to tell the story of the Traditional Jazz musical genre in the UK which had a pre-history in the 1930s, got properly underway in the 1940s and grew to be at the forefront of popular music during the 1950s and early 1960s. As well as ... [MORE]

THE BATEMAN BROTHERS JAZZ BAND - Now You Has Jazz
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THE BATEMAN BROTHERS JAZZ BAND - Now You Has Jazz

CD / Product Number: LACD299

It is a long time since a really top quality traditional style Jazz band appeared on the scene, but the Bateman brothers (Ian Alan) have formed one. The band is based around reworking the material of the Louis Armstrong All Stars of the 1950s. All the musicians are top quality: Ian Bateman - Trombone Alan Bateman - Trumpet Trevor Whiting - Reeds Craig Milverton - Piano John Day - bass Steve Rushton - Drums plus Maggie Reeday - Vocals. The band captures ... [MORE]

HUMPHREY LYTTELTON  his  QUARTET and BAND - High Class
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HUMPHREY LYTTELTON his QUARTET and BAND - High Class

CD / Product Number: LACD298

In the legacy of recordings left by Humphrey Lyttelton there are one or two absolute gems of albums which tend to get overlooked. The LP 'HUMPH MEETS CAB' from 1960 is one such. It features the singer Cab Kaye (himself very neglected as far a recordings are concerned) who has a style reminiscent of Nat King Cole, Johnny Mathis and, even, Billie Holiday. The original album forms the basis of this CD and it features Humph in a quartet setting with just his ... [MORE]

DUTCH SWING COLLEGE BAND 1960 - Double CD
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DUTCH SWING COLLEGE BAND 1960 - Double CD

CD / Product Number: LACD297

Another DOUBLE CD brings us up to 1960 with the DSCB. There is no previously unreleased material here, but there are some very rare tracks which only appeared on EPs. DSCB CDs are some of the most popular in our catalogue. The Peter Schilperoort is back in charge and with Oscar Klein (trumpet) and Dick Kaart (trombone) in the front line plus the usual excellent rhythm section you can be sure the playing is top class as always. [MORE]

BLUES BOOK AND BEYOND - OTTILIE PATTERSON with CHRIS BARBER'S JAZZ BAND
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BLUES BOOK AND BEYOND - OTTILIE PATTERSON with CHRIS BARBER'S JAZZ BAND

CD / Product Number: LACD296

Before her retirement in 1966 Ottilie Patterson had only one Jazz LP devoted to her, 'CHRIS BARBER'S BLUES BOOK'. This release sees that original album of classic blues, R'n'B material and a couple of her own compositions, enhanced with some previously unreleased tracks, four tracks from the 'OTTILIE SWINGS THE IRISH' EP and three tracks which only had limited release in the past. Ottilie's previous LAKE release, LACD244 in one of LAKE's all time best ... [MORE]

ALEX WELSH AND FRIENDS
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ALEX WELSH AND FRIENDS

CD / Product Number: LACD295

The wonderful Alex Welsh Band and Alex's friends are guitarist, Diz Disley, trombonist, George Chisholm, singer, Beryl Bryden and bass saxophonist, Harry Gold. All legends of British Jazz. The set is of previously unreleased 'live' material and very well recorded. Several of the tunes Alex never recorded commercially. Alex never had a bad band and these recordings from 1958-1960 reveal the band on exceptionally good form - lovely playing by Archie Semple, ... [MORE]

ELITE SYNCOPATIONS - Chris Barber's Jazz Band
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ELITE SYNCOPATIONS - Chris Barber's Jazz Band

CD / Product Number: LACD294

SPECIAL OFFER - One copy remaining! When it's gone it's gone!
Very few Trad Jazz albums were what we would now call 'concept' albums. An exception was this classic one from 1960 which was devoted to Ragtime tunes. The band adopts a variety of approaches ranging from a strictly 'as written' one to treating the melody like any other jazz tune with plenty of scope for improvisation. The original LP set is enhanced by some tunes previously ... [MORE]

NEW ORLEANS PARADE - Chris Barber's Jazz and Blues Band with Ken Colyer
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NEW ORLEANS PARADE - Chris Barber's Jazz and Blues Band with Ken Colyer

CD / Product Number: LACD293

The roots of Chris Barber's Band lay in Ken Colyer's Jazzmen in 1953. During the 1980s a series of reunion concerts took place. Usually they involved the original 1953 line-up but some featured just Ken Colyer with the band. That configuration never formally recorded and, until recently when these recordings came to light, there were no known concert recordings. Ken Colyer, a legend in New Orleans Jazz in the UK, although suffering illness during that ... [MORE]

THE DUTCH SWING COLLEGE BAND 1958 - 1959
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THE DUTCH SWING COLLEGE BAND 1958 - 1959

CD / Product Number: LACD292

DOUBLE CD FOR THE PRICE OF A SINGLE
The first CD is of a concert to mark the band's 10th anniversary in 1958 and again features the singer, Neva Raphaelo.
The second CD is a set of studio recorded tunes marking the return to the band, after a couple of years absence, of the leader, Peter Schilperoort.
There is also the added bonus of four tracks from a very rare EP by the Dim Kesber Quartet. [MORE]

VINTAGE MERSEYSIPPI JAZZ BAND Vol.1
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VINTAGE MERSEYSIPPI JAZZ BAND Vol.1

CD / Product Number: LACD291

The Merseysippi Jazz Band is the UK's longest serving Jazz Band. Formed in 1949 it is still going strong. The compilation is made up of tracks from the Decca archives (their appearance at the Royal Festival Hall in 1955)and from the archives of the legendary small UK Jazz label Esquire. The nmuber of records they made for Esquire is testament to their popularity. Also featured are singers Bery Bryden and Clinton Ford. [MORE]

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