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 KEN COLYER ON VIDEO - Rare Footage from the Vaults
£15.99

KEN COLYER ON VIDEO - Rare Footage from the Vaults

CD / Product Number: URDVD267

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]

THE BIG CHRIS BARBER BAND Live in Concert in the Isle of Wight - DVD
£15.99

THE BIG CHRIS BARBER BAND Live in Concert in the Isle of Wight - DVD

CD / Product Number: URDVD251

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]

CHRIS BARBER and KEN COLYER DVD SPECIAL OFFER
£20.00

CHRIS BARBER and KEN COLYER DVD SPECIAL OFFER

CD / Product Number: URDVD037

Buy the two Upbeat DVDs together for the special price of 20!
That's The Chris Barber Big Band in Concert on The Isle of Wight (URDVD251), plus Ken Colyer on Video - Rare Footage from the Vaults URDVD267. [MORE]

THE BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ FROM THE BBC JAZZ CLUB - Various Artists - Volumes 7 - 9
£33.00

THE BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ FROM THE BBC JAZZ CLUB - Various Artists - Volumes 7 - 9

CD / Product Number: URCD503

URCD171 Volume 7 featuring Ken Colyer / Graham Stewart / Cy Laurie / Mike Daniels
URCD172 Volume 8 features Humphrey Lyttelton / Sandy Brown / Mick Mulligan with George Melly
URCD183 Volume 9 has Ken Colyer / The Saints / Mick Mulligan with GeorgeMelly / Dis Disley / Mike Daniels [MORE]

THE BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ FROM THE BBC JAZZ CLUB - Various Artists - Volumes 4-6
£33.00

THE BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ FROM THE BBC JAZZ CLUB - Various Artists - Volumes 4-6

CD / Product Number: URCD502

URCD122 Volume 4 featuring Alex Welsh / Carey Mulligan / George Melly / Dis Disley
URCD125 Volume 5 feasturing Chris Barber / Ken Colyer / Monty Sunshine / Bruce Turner
URCD127 Volume 6 featuring Nat Gonella / Cy Laurie / Harry Gold / Sonny Morris / George Chisholm / Ken Colyer / Lonnie Donegan [MORE]

THE BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ FROM THE BBC JAZZ CLUB - Various Artists - Volumes 1 – 3
£33.00

THE BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ FROM THE BBC JAZZ CLUB - Various Artists - Volumes 1 – 3

CD / Product Number: URCD501

SPECIAL OFFER - Volumes 1 - 3
URCD118 Volume 1 features Chris Barber / Lonnie Donegan / Monty Sunshine / Ken Colyer / Mr Acker Bilk / Bob Wallis
URCD119 Volume 2 features Humphrey Lyttelton and Sandy Brown
URCD120 Volume 3 features Chris Barber / Terry Lightfoot / The Temperance Seven
Details and track listing inside
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THE BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ FROM THE BBC JAZZ CLUB IN 9 VOLUMES - Various Artists
£85.00

THE BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ FROM THE BBC JAZZ CLUB IN 9 VOLUMES - Various Artists

CD / Product Number: URCD500

ALL NINE of this popular BBC Jazz Club series at one special price! The series represents a mirror image of jazz during the 50s and 60s and is an essentional part of any record collection. All the great are there - CHRIS BARBER - LONNIE DONEGAN - MONTY SUNSHINE - KEN COLYER - ACKER BILK - TERRY LIGHTFOOT - THE SAINTS JAZZ BAND - MICK MULLIGAN with GEORGE MELLY - DIZ DISLEY QUINTET - ALEX WELSH and MIKE DANIELS DELTA JAZZ BAND plus many more. [MORE]

VINTAGE JAZZ RARITIES - Various Artists
£12.99

VINTAGE JAZZ RARITIES - Various Artists

CD / Product Number: URCD304

This special album commemorates one of the British jazz scene’s most unforgettable figures: John R T Davies.
Bands include: Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra, Wingie Malone and His San Sue Strutters, Duke ellington and His Orchestra, King Oliver and His Orchestra, Coleman Hawkins and His Orchestra and many many more.
The sound quality here is excellent sound quality and this is a CD not to be missed! [MORE]

A Tribute to Captain John Handy - Jean Pierre Alessi and The French Preservation New Orleans Jazz Band
£12.99

A Tribute to Captain John Handy - Jean Pierre Alessi and The French Preservation New Orleans Jazz Band

CD / Product Number: URCD303

It is wonderful to hear the sax of the incredible Captain John Handy being played by a musician based in France who recently bought the instrument! J P Alessi - a lifelong fan of Handy - is now playing Handy’s sax to keeps his legacy alive. Here he is accompanied by the French Preservation New Orleans Jazz Band. Recorded in October 2019, the CD runs 63 minutes and 50 seconds. [MORE]

A Life on the Road - CHRIS BARBER in Retrospect - featuring Ottilie Patterson
£12.99

A Life on the Road - CHRIS BARBER in Retrospect - featuring Ottilie Patterson

CD / Product Number: URCD302

Mike Pointon has compiled a wonderful CD of Chris Barber. His unmatched musical career spanned 65 years. Chris Barber retired from bandleading in August 2019 and this CD is released as a tribute to his stature within the jazz world.
The eloquent Belfast-based jazz broadcaster Walter Love assessed Chris’s major contributions to the European jazz scene over the years by stating how much he’d inspired a generation or two of jazz enthusiasts.
This ... [MORE]

LIL ARMSTRONG - Hot Miss Lil - Born to Swing
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LIL ARMSTRONG - Hot Miss Lil - Born to Swing

CD / Product Number: URCD301

Lil Amstrong is one of the unsung pioneers of jazz and was the wife of Louis Armstrong. This is an excellent album and shows off the indisputable talents of Hot Miss Lil
Lil Hardin Armstrong (February 3, 1898–August 27, 1971) was a jazz pianist, the first major female jazz instrumentalist, who played with the King Oliver Creole Jazz Band and Louis Armstrong's Hot Five and Hot Seven bands. She also wrote or co-wrote many jazz songs and fronted ... [MORE]

THE ALBERTS - British Rubbish Revisited
£12.99

THE ALBERTS - British Rubbish Revisited

CD / Product Number: URCD300

The Alberts were a British music/comedy troupe of the mid-1950s to mid-1960s, featuring brothers Anthony ‘Tony’ (slide cornet) and Douglas ‘Dougie’ Gray (multi-instrumentalist), along with Bruce Lacey. Dougie Gray was also founder member of The Temperance Seven! These rare tracks remain as a testament to the influence their manic legacy had on future British comedy bands like The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, The Lounge Lizards and Bob Kerr’s Whoopee Band. The ... [MORE]

THE FRENCH PRESERVATION NEW ORLEANS JAZZ BAND - Alive and Kicking in Europe
£14.99

THE FRENCH PRESERVATION NEW ORLEANS JAZZ BAND - Alive and Kicking in Europe

CD / Product Number: URCD299D

DOUBLE CD
Following on from their previous success of BLUES FOR MANNY PAUL (URCD286), Upbeat Jazz is pleased to release this double CD of this popular French band with more to come later in the pipeline. The band here is a veritable United Nations of talent. Recorded in December 2004 in Irigny, France, the tunes were originally released on 2 Jazz Crusade CDs under the title Jumpin' in Iringy. This is their first release on ... [MORE]

JACQUES GAUTHÉ In Retrospect - Bon Voyages, Jacques
£12.99

JACQUES GAUTHÉ In Retrospect - Bon Voyages, Jacques

CD / Product Number: URCD298

It was only fitting that the last gig Jacques Gauthé played was in his home town of Gascony, France. He was without doubt one of the happiest jazzers ever and this CD is Jazz Crusade's tribute to him. It was recordedin June 1990 in Denmark and has three reed player and no brass, so the pace is fast and thrilling! What a line-up. Peter Nissen leads the session from the drums, with Jacques on clarinet and soprano sax, Soren Sorensen on tenor sax and vocals, ... [MORE]

PETE ALLEN JAZZ BAND - On The Beat
£12.99

PETE ALLEN JAZZ BAND - On The Beat

CD / Product Number: URCD297

Another superb CD from Pete Allen – Honorary Citizen of New Orleans.
Pete Allen is regarded as one of Europe’s most talented and exciting masters of the clarinet. Over the years, Pete has appeared in many television and radio shows, both with his own band and as a solo artist. Indeed, for over five years, he found time to present his own jazz programme for BBC Radio.
Pete’s bans play an exciting and entertaining musical selection of happy ... [MORE]

The Sensational Sister Rosetta Tharpe from Carnegie Hall to Antibes.
£12.99

The Sensational Sister Rosetta Tharpe from Carnegie Hall to Antibes.

CD / Product Number: URCD296

Sister Rosetta Tharpe was one of the most dynamic entertainers ever. She played with Ken Colyer and then with Chris Barber. Ottilie Patterson, vocalist with Chris Barber, acknowledged she had learned a lot from Rosetta Tharpe.
The first two tracks caused a major impact when Rosetta delivered them so passionately at Carnegie Hall in 1938. As biographer Wald described it: ‘Rosetta appeared before the sold-out Carnegie Hall crowd in an early segment ... [MORE]

The Incomparable HENRY RED ALLEN - The Golden Years Volume 4
£12.99

The Incomparable HENRY RED ALLEN - The Golden Years Volume 4

CD / Product Number: URCD295

Upbeat is proud to present this long-awaited 4-CD set featuring the cream of the recorded output of one of the finest jazz trumpeters of all time in all its digitally restored glory. Red Allen’s timeless recordings are essential to any jazz record collection and for the first time in many years are now available in the sequence in which they were originally recorded in the 1930s and 40s. Red Allen’s creative approach to jazz trumpet was at its peak during ... [MORE]

The Incomparable HENRY RED ALLEN - The Golden Years Volume 3
£12.99

The Incomparable HENRY RED ALLEN - The Golden Years Volume 3

CD / Product Number: URCD294

Upbeat is proud to present this long-awaited 4-CD set featuring the cream of the recorded output of one of the finest jazz trumpeters of all time in all its digitally restored glory. Red Allen’s timeless recordings are essential to any jazz record collection and for the first time in many years are now available in the sequence in which they were originally recorded in the 1930s and 40s. Red Allen’s creative approach to jazz trumpet was at its peak during ... [MORE]

KEN COLYER'S ALL STARS - Colyer Rarities - Farewell to Studio 51
£12.99

KEN COLYER'S ALL STARS - Colyer Rarities - Farewell to Studio 51

CD / Product Number: URCD293

Studio 51 was arguably the most influential place in Britain for a generation of New Orleans style musicians. Ken Colyer had first played there as a member of the Crane River Jazz Band not long after its opening during the post-war Festival of Britain year. But it was initially a venue mainly for jazz in a more modern style: Cleo Laine auditioned there for Johnny Dankworth early in her career. By 1955 it had become the Ken Colyer Club. Colyer’s band ... [MORE]

PETE ALLEN'S DUKES of WELLINGTON - I Wish You Love
£12.99

PETE ALLEN'S DUKES of WELLINGTON - I Wish You Love

CD / Product Number: URCD291

Pete Allen – Honorary Citizen of New Orleans – what an accolade!
Upbeat Jazz welcomes Pete Allen back onto its label after a gap of 16 years since the release of his album RUNNING WILD URCD178 which was voted in the top ten best albums of 2002 Jazz Review.
The Pete Allen Jazz Band and his Dukes of Wellington appear at prestigious jazz festivals, theatres and clubs throughout the UK and abroad, with appearances in France, Denmark, Germany, ... [MORE]

ROGER MARKS' BRASS FARTHINGS featuring Pete Allen - Higher Ground
£12.99

ROGER MARKS' BRASS FARTHINGS featuring Pete Allen - Higher Ground

CD / Product Number: URCD290

This album is the latest from respected trombonist, Roger Marks. He has teamed up with Pete Allen and both their date sheets are really full. Both are active bandleaders in their own right and play both in the UK and Europe on a regular basis. This is the third album of Roger Marks on the Upbeat Jazz label following the critical acclaim of the first two - URCD270 - ROGER MARKS IN RETROSPECT and URCD278 - MARKS AND SPARKS
Barry Clare ... [MORE]

The Incomparable HENRY RED ALLEN Volume 2
£12.99

The Incomparable HENRY RED ALLEN Volume 2

CD / Product Number: URCD289

Following on from the success of the first album in this series of Upbeat Jazz’s four eminently collectable CDs, volume 2 is now available with volumes 3 and 4 following later this year. Volume 1 was very well received by the critics and has had airplay (half the show) on Walter Love’s programme on BBC Radio Ulster on 7th March.
Henry Red Allen was also the subject of BBC Radio 3’s six programmes in the year 2000 called Ride, Red, Ride presented by ... [MORE]

The Incomparable HENRY RED ALLEN Volume 1 - The Golden Years
£12.99

The Incomparable HENRY RED ALLEN Volume 1 - The Golden Years

CD / Product Number: URCD288

Upbeat Jazz is proud to release the first volume in a new series of Red Allen's finest recordings from the 1930s. These classic sessions are now made available to collectors for the first time in recent years, showcasing Allen's unsurpassed trumpet and vocals on such timeless gems as There's A House in Harlem For Sale, Believe It, Beloved, Rug Cutter Swing and Ain'tcha Got Music. Many great instrumentalists are also featured including Coleman Hawkins, ... [MORE]

Sunny Afrika - The Music of Herman Asafo-Agyei
£12.99

Sunny Afrika - The Music of Herman Asafo-Agyei

CD / Product Number: URCD287

Herman Asafo-Agyei is without doubt one of Africa’s most celebrated bass players with an active career spanning some 40 years. Herman’s music reflects the gamut of influence from Osibisa-style horns, to flirtations with guitarand-dance-band highlife, to highly percussive passages reminiscent of Hedzoleh Soundz – bass, rhythm and percussion are characteristic.
The lyrics of his theme song – Sunny Afrika - reflects the relaxed social environment and ... [MORE]

The French Preservation New Orleans Jazz Band - Blues for Manny Paul
£12.99

The French Preservation New Orleans Jazz Band - Blues for Manny Paul

CD / Product Number: URCD286

Recorded live in 2006 at Charney Les Macon in France, this session was hot! It was great! Indeed it was amazing and the crowd responded accordingly! You are in for a treat from the French Preservation New Orleans Jazz Band, led by JP Alessi with guests Sammy Rimington and Fred Vigorito.
Full personnel here are JP Alessi, leader and tenor sax, Sammy Rimington reeds and vocals, Fred Vigorito cornet, Cyrille Ouanich piano, Jacky Boyadjian string bass and ... [MORE]

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