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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.
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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]
'Get Out Of Here' was the Bell band’s opener.The rest of the first set includes two tunes from the classic jazz period in 'Muskrat Ramble' and 'High Society', together with 'Big Chief Battle Axe' which is associated with Bunk Johnson. 'Kansas City Stomps' is a Jelly Roll Morton tune and is given a fine rolling treatment. To complete the set we have Graeme Bell’s original composition, 'Bull Ant Blues'. 'High Society' with which the set finished is, of ... [MORE]
Sixty years ago, an interest in the earlier forms of jazz seems to have emerged almost simultaneously in several places around the world. In America there had been a successful attempt in 1938 to locate some of the older jazz musicians who had never left New Orleans and, for the most part, were unknown to record collectors. The principal discovery was Bunk Johnson and the group that was assembled to record with him. Other jazz musicians such as Kid Ory ... [MORE]
Across these 2 double CD sets you will be able to hear at first hand the great versatility of Turk Murphy and his superior ensemble work that made him so popular across the scene. All the music is remastered and the majority has not been released on CD before. 39 tracks and 42 tracks respectively.
Full details of each CD under their single listings - JASCD439 Turk's Delight and JASCD461 New Orleans Stomp. [MORE]
The Mariners were the first racially integrated group to achieve any prominence in America, and became stars of the Arthur Godfrey show. Considered by many to be one of the best vocal quartets of their era. IN COMMAND is an exceptional reminder of the days when skilled quartets were well received. Available here are all their Columbia singles along with two full length albums including the hit records 'See The Moon', 'They Call The Wind Maria' and ... [MORE]
Frog Blues Annual No 2 is is jam packed with information and photos, and looks fantastic!
Its contents Include: New original research and articles by Mark Berresford, Paul Swinton, Bruce Bastin, Russ Shor, Alex Van Der Tuuk, Howard Rye, Chris Hillman and many others. 'Blues and Jazz Advertised' from the era of the 78 record plus reprints of many 'lost' interviews and articles from the artists themselves. And more stunning original portrait artwork by ... [MORE]
This No1 collector edition is available a new and important book for all lovers of Blues and Jazz music from the era of the 78 record. Containing original research articles by renowned writers Chistopher Hillman, Paul Swinton, Terry Heath, John Collinson, Howard Rye, Richard Rains, Joe Moore, Max Haymes, John Wilby and many others. Reprints and updates on 'lost' articles by Fred Cox and Mac McCormick, plus original portrait artwork by Chris Powell.
Ben Pollack was a drummer and bandleader who was especially active and prolific during the 1920s and ‘30s, and whose primary contribution to jazz was not so much his own musical prowess or uniqueness, but his eye for new talent, which enabled him to assemble bands, orchestras and small groups which comprised some of the top emerging names of the era, notably the likes of Benny Goodman the Dorsey brothers, Glenn Miller, Jack Teagarden, Harry James and ... [MORE]
2CD set focusing on the first decade of Louis Armstrong’s recording career, including tracks with the King Oliver Creole Jazz band, selected recordings with the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra and Clarence Williams Blue Five and landmark sessions with his Hot Five and Hot Seven which became a key element of the entire jazz canon. [MORE]
Double CD covering the work of legendary clarinettist and bandleader Artie Shaw – one of the great personalities of the swing era. Including recordings with other big-name performers along with tracks by his own big band and small group and featuring landmark hits and groundbreaking compositions as well as lesser-known material. Full details inside. [MORE]