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When his doctor told him in January 2007 he only had until July to live George said he wanted to make one more album. This is it. The CD finds Goodtime George undaunted, full of spirit and singing with relish. His sense of fun and ireverance shines through. [MORE]
France has some very good New Orleans revival jazz bands and Jazz Crusade is delighted to present one of these on two CDs. Leader and reed player Jean-Pierre Alessi appears with Sweet Mary Cat on another Jazz Crusade CD, but here he is leading his own Preservation band. The repertoire here is fairly regular fare, but the band makes it sound fresh as roses in the morning dew! They really make the music dance, so sit back and enjoy! Volume 1 is JCCD3107, ... [MORE]
SPECIAL OFFER Buy both volumes in this popular reissue for the special price of £22!
These two CDs were made from 'live' air shots recorded at the Statler Hotel in New York in 1950. Sublime playing from this popular band. Full details inside. [MORE]
Jimmy Ryan’s on 42nd Street was THE place for jazz in New York in the 50s. Once inside, the magic began and it was always packed. These 3 CDs capture the excitement of great ‘live’ jazz! Sit back enjoy! Separately, the CDs are available at £12.99 each, and all three feature Omer Simeon.
JCCD3009 An Evening at Jimmy Ryan’s
JCCD3061 Another Evening at Jimmy Ryan’s
JCCD3068 One More Evening at Jimmy Ryan’s
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Gumbo is a traditional New Orleans soup containing many individual ingredients which mix into a spicy, well-seasoned and vigorous whole, and this is musically what we have here. The recordings were made during the 1993 French Quarter Jazz Festival and Bill has taken 18 local and visiting musicians in various combinations to produce a blend of authentic New Orleans jazz. Personnel include Milton Batiste, Sammy Rimington, Paul ... [MORE]
Two favourites from Jazz Crusade in one bargain package! These were Ken's last recordings, a worthy testament for a great jazz musician. Volume 1 - JCCD3007 - was recorded at the Stockholm Jazz Festival on 28th June 1986, recorded at his request as a document of his happy stay in Sweden. It features Ken with The Classic Jazz Band - Jens Lindgren - Goran Eriksson - Goran Lind - Holger Gross and Cacka Ekhe. Volume 2 - JCCD3103 - features more tracks from ... [MORE]
Muggsy was one hot trumpet player. He could swing like a garden gate. He was a consummate blues player. His career spanned decades of jazz history from the 20s to the 70s. He fronted a big band during the days of swing, and then returned to small band format in the 50s, when he was at the height of his powers. JCCD3113 is Mmm-uggsy! and has two sessions where he is accompanied by some other jazz greats including Peanuts ... [MORE]
A career retrospective of the great jazz drummer that was Zutty Singleton over 2 CDs. JCCD3114 and JCCD3115 for one special price. The set features many jazz legends, including including Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Charlie LeVere, Pee Wee Russell, Sidney Bechet and Roy Eldridge. Full band and track listings inside. [MORE]
JCCD3032 DeParis in Europe has 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! JCCD3082 De Paris in Canada dates from 1956 and features Omer Simeon, Sonny White with special guests Jimmy Rushing vocals and Willie ‘the Lion’ Smith ... [MORE]
All three volumes of this fascinating 1990s series of first rate New Orleans Jazz from around the world for the special price of £33.00! Volume 1 features bands from Sweden, Australia and Scotland. Volume 2 has bands from Japan, Canada and Belgium, while volume 3 features bands from France, Brazil and the USA. [MORE]
The music here is very exciting and the 'jazzmanship' phenomenal! A great mix of black and white musicians swinging together! Recorded for Kid Ory as part of his European Tour agreement in 1959. So welcome to Cold War Berlin at the height of tensions between East and West just two years before the wall went up to keep East Berliners from having the sort of fun you’ll be listening to on these records! Volume 1 is the first set and ... [MORE]
Volume 3 features 2 bands from the 1950s: 11 tracks of Paul Barbarin and his band in New York in 1954 plus 5 tracks from three airshots from Wilbur de Paris from 1958 before the loss of Omer Simeon. Volume 4 features three bands: The 7 early George Guesnon sides were originally recorded on Decca. They are great and original Guesnon pieces and definitely collectable. Then there are 5 tracks from the Kid Thomas Band featuring Louis ... [MORE]
Buy JCCD3036 Jazz Nocturne volume 1 -Bunk, Bocage and Bechet in Boston and JCCD3039 Jazz Nocturne volume 2 Bunk and Bechet in Boston for the combined price of £22.
Full details of both CDs under their respective listings [MORE]
The much-awaited second volume from 1993’s French Quarter Festival in New Orleans.
A Jazz Gumbo then is an excellent description for the recent production of Big Bill Bissonnette's Jazz Crusade label! T his latest CD is a melting pot full of good things which the titles alone disclose. This is a line - up of 18 of the best New Orleans stylists in the world. The music is best described as hot, exciting and very much alive. The recording ... [MORE]
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Volume four in this popular series featuring the best of Django Reinhardt covers the period 1939-1940. 22 tracks featuring Rex Stewart, Andre Ekyan, Quintette du Hot Club de Paris and Stefane Grapelli. [MORE]
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24 tracks from 1929-1930 from this great Kansas City Jassman - with tracks featuring the piano of Mary Lou Williams, and some with a smaller ensemble taken from the band. The range and diversity of teh repertoire of the band is more than amply demonstrated on this CD. As well as 8 original compositions from Mary Lou Williams there is a selection of the popular tunes of the day. [MORE]
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The City of Memphis, Tennessee played a vigorous role in the development of American roots music, especially the blues. Players from all regions use the City as a permanent base, or as a stop-over en route to St Louis or Chicago. This particular collection is dedicated to several particular Memphis afternoons in 1928 when the Victor unit recorded Ishman Bracey, Tommy Johnson, Rosie Mae Moore and Frank ... [MORE]
The American release of our own CD URCD114 - produced in the USA with notes for the US market. Ken Colyer with Ian Wheeler, Mac Duncan, Ray Foxley, Johnny Bastable, Ron Ward and Colin Bowden. Originally recorded at Studio 51 1957-58. [MORE]
Buy volumes one and two of this iconic concert for the special price of £22.
George Lewis' first tour of Britain in 1957 was eagerly awaited and the concerts at Manchester Free Trade Hall did not disappoint! This was a happy occasion and the audience responded enthusiastically! Each CD covers one half of the concert. George Ken are joined by Mac Duncan, Ian Wheeler, John Bastable, Ron Ward and Colin Bowden. What a line-up! [MORE]
504CD30 and 504CD41 feature Punch Miller's New Orleans Band with Ed Washington. 504CD44 has tracks from the full band, plus some with Punch Miller’s Big 6 and His Big 4 feature on these three albums from 1956 and 1957. Again, Ed Washington features on many tracks. [MORE]
504CD30 was recorded at Associated Artists Studio in New Orleans around 1957. Personnel on this occasion reads like a who's who of New Orleans Jazz - Kid Thomas Valentine plus Louis Nelson, Ed Washington, Joe James, Burke Stephenson Sammy Penn. 504CD37 1957 Kid Thomas Valentine's Dixieland Band comprised the Kid plus Ed Washington, Louis Nelson, Burke Stevenson and Sammy Penn. 504CD41 has songs from the collection including old ... [MORE]
504CD43 At the time of recording some of these tracks were considered 'bawdy' and the original tapes were labelled accordingly! Includes 12 tracks featuring Paul Barbarin's New Orleans Band in 1951and 1 with the Chris Barber Jazz Band and other New Orleans musicians from 1960. . 504CD36 and 504CD39 was recorded in 1960 and has Billie Pierce's piano and vocals are joined by Dee Dee Pierce on cornet and vocals and Kid Thomas ... [MORE]