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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]
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]
This is a CD of vintage Colyer dating from 1955. The famous radio broadcast from NDR in Germany is released for the first time ever. The sound is broadcast quality and the band is on excellent form. These rare recordings represent a significant link in the Colyer discography. This is the classic Colyer front line recorded 19th March 1955 in Hamburg, Germany. Ken Colyer with Ian Wheeler, Mac Duncan, Peter Hunck, Diz Disley, Dick ... [MORE]
This welcome reissue from Humphrey Lyttelton's Calligraph label is dedicated to the memory of one of British jazz's most original and best-loved musicians -Bruce Turner who died prematurely from a brain tumour in 1993. The first 10 tracks feature the Bruce Turner Quartet - Bruce Turner - Dave Cliff - Dave Green - Eddie Taylor, originally recorded in 1985. Plus three bonus tracks from Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band featuring Humph with Bruce Turner - John ... [MORE]
URCD204 Birth of the Allstars 1947-1954 This is the first CD to trace the background to the touring band that sustained Armstrong's world-wide fame. 21 tracks covering 75 minutes of glorious music from the one and only Sachmo. To paraphrase Alistair Cooke - Louis Armstrong is dead - I don't have to believe it if I don't want to.
JCCD3069 A Satchel Full of Satch First, a marvellous airshot from the 30s featuring an incredible all-star ... [MORE]
URCD215 – A Portrait of Muggsy Spanier A-Z This 22 track CD features Muggsy with some of the all-time jazz greats, including Sidney Bechet, Eddie Condon,Bing Crosby, Jimmy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Coleman Hawkins and Pee Wee Russell. Recordings date from 1924 - 1952 to give a rounded portrait of this cornet master.
JCCD3113 – Mmm-uggsy! On the two sessions on this disc are from 1954 1956 and are previously unissued juke box sides. He is ... [MORE]
URCD272 - The Crane River Jazz Band with Ken Colyer - Reunited! Reecording from 1972 at the 100 Club in Oxford Street. Ken Colyer, Sonny Morris, Monty Sunshine, Pat Hawes, John RT Davies, Ben Marshall, Julian Davies and Colin Bowden reunited in an evening of sheer joyousness and telepathic teamwork.
URCD281 - The Crane River Jazz Band with Ken Colyer - The Cranes Fly Again. This is the sequal to the above album, recorded in 1975. [MORE]
This is your chance to buy two terrific CDs at a special reduced price! URCD282 These are the very earliest tracks of the Wilbur De Paris Band from 1944 and 1953. There’s a great line-up – Wilbur and Sidney De Paris, Sidney Bechet, Omer Simeon, Edmond Hall and Zutty Singleton to name just a few!
URCD232 2 original LPs on one CD! Recorded 1953 and 1955 - re-mastered by Dave Bennett. This CD Wilbur de Paris New New Orleans Jazz 1953 and 1955, ... [MORE]
Three terrific CDs of Chris Barber at the BBC featuring OTTILIE PATTERSON and all the usual suspects including Ian Wheeler and Pat Halcox. URCD146 - URCD158 featuring Joe Harriott and URCD177 featuring Ian Armitt, Bobby Breen and Joe Harriott [MORE]
You can buy volumes 1 and 2 of this superb new set from Henry Red Allen at the special price of £22.00. Full details inside. [MORE]
Bunk Johnson's re-emergence in the 1940s inspired a whole generation of young jazzmen throughout the world.
Bunk’s Blues is an anthology of rare tracks by one of the true legends of New Orleans Jazz. This newly re-mastered selection reminds us what a vital link Bunk was to the very earliest days of jazz.
Jazz Nocturne Volume 1 has 9 tracks with Bunk playing with Sidney Bechet and his band contrasted with 7 tracks of Peter Bocage ... [MORE]
URCD163 recalls the wartime years when youth and free spirits set down on record some outstanding jazz which still sounds fresh and exciting today. 24 tracks from 1944 and 1945. Personnel are Vic Lewis, Jack Parnell, Billy Riddick, Ronnie Chamberlain, Derek Hawkins, Dick Katz and Charlie Short, Pat Hawes, Ken Matthews Colin Miller. URCD192 is a landmark in jazz history as it documents the first time a British jazzman recorded with American ... [MORE]
URCD265 KEN COLYER’S ALLSTARS with SAMMY RIMINGTON – Colyer from the Archives 1973
URCD275 COLYER at WIMBLEDON 1975
Two best-selling ‘live’ CDs from Ken Colyer dating from the 1970s with the band at the top of its game. Both run 72 minutes. With Ken on URCD265 were Sammy Rimington, Mike Pointon, Bill Stotesbury, Annie Hawkins and Colin Bowden. On URCD275 Ken starred with Roger Bird, Mike Sherbourne, Ray Smith, Bill Stotesbury, Annie Hawkins and ... [MORE]
NEW! THE CRANE RIVER JAZZ BAND – The Cranes Fly Again - URCD281
KEN COLYER ON VIDEO – Rare Footage from the Vaults
Buy the latest release from the Cranes and add the Colyer DVD for just £7! That's just £19.99 for the two items! Full details of both are available under their respective listings. [MORE]
The fabulous 1957 Manchester concert by a specially assembled group starring two icons of Jazz. The concert was presented by The National Jazz Federation, and with the obvious exception of Max Kaminsky, every musician had previously been a member of Louis Armstrong’s All Stars. The promoters thought they would appeal to the British public in the same way Satchmo himself had on his first post-war visit the previous year – and the ... [MORE]
Buy both the new Upbeat Roger Marks Collections for £22.00! Marks and Sparks is his second CD for the label, and each track features two front men - Roger's inimitable trombone plus a celebrated reed player.
Marks Out of Twenty is a career retrospective celebrating his 25 years as bandleader the THe Armada Jazz Band, The Cornish Armada Jazz Band and his Mainstreamers! [MORE]
URCD268D TJ Johnson Double CD celebrating his 30 years in Jazz and Blues
URCD269 Terry Lightfoot single CD reissue of Stardust to mark his passing in 2013
URCD270 Roger Marks – Marks Out Of Twenty – celebrating 20 years a bandleader.
URCD279 Humphrey Lyttelton - Sir Humph's Delight - winner Jazz Rag Best re-issue 2018!
2 CD SPECIAL OFFER!
Two of our most popular Colyer releases together at a special price! Serenading Auntie has 21 tracks recorded by the BBC for both TV and radio broadcasts between 1955 and 1960, while Once More for Auntie brings the broadcast material into the 1970s with broadcasts frm 1972, 1975 and 1977. All your favourite band members are featured, including Sammy Rimington, Mac Duncan, Ian Wheeler, Johnny Bastable, Ray Foxley, Mickey ... [MORE]
The Ken Colyer Allstars at Studio 51 1972. Volume 1 has sessions from January and February and runs 71 minutes while Volume 2 has sessions from April and May running a total of 74 minutes. Great line-up including Sammy Rimington with some unusual tracks not easily found on other albums. [MORE]
URCD256 Birth of A Jazz Genius is a unique collection of early Armstrong appearing with the likes of Bessie Smith, Fletcher Henderson, Sidney Bechet and Clarence Williams.
URCD204 is Birth of the All Stars, Armstrong’s touring band. 21 tracks over 75 minutes.
URCD277 is Louis Armstrong Live in Vancouver 1951. The only recordings of Cosy Cole with the band. [MORE]
Two collections of BBC broadcast material from Chris Barber’s Jazz Band featuring Ottilie Patterson.
URCD146 1 has broadcasts dating from 1961-1962
URCD177 comprises broadcasts from 1961-1963.
Both CDs are available separately at £12.99 each.