Respected broadcaster and trombonist in the band,Mike Pointon writes: 'By 1986,when this session took place, Ken was no longer leading a regular band and was suffering from ill-health,but his subtly dynamic performance reveals him to still be on authoritative form. He'd recently been re-united with Ray Foxley after Ray had left the Jazzmen in 1960 and by this time Ken and Colin Bowden worked together again after Colin had been recruited for the re-born ... [MORE]
Chris Barber is one of the great British jazz icons and he celebrates his 60th Anniversary in the business in 2013. This fantastic new DVD release of Chris with The Big Chris Barber Band In Concert at the Medina Theatre in the Isle of Wight is the perfect way to celebrate this momentous occasion! This is the classic Chris Barber Big Band line-up with Mike Henry and Pete Rudeforth on trumpets, Mike Snelling, Richard Exall and Zoltan Sagi on saxes and ... [MORE]
The Pasadena Roof Orchestra celebrated its 40th Anniversary with a sell out concert at London’s Cadogan Hall on 20th May 2010. This high quality DVD is of the complete show, to which is added some excellent bonus material telling the history of the orchestra.
24 titles, a wonderful period stage setting, superbly filmed with studio quality sound, guest artists, the orchestra’s own brand of subtle humour, and an appreciative audience. There is also ... [MORE]