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Thread #106399 Message #2199208
Posted By: Flash Company
21-Nov-07 - 10:19 AM
Thread Name: Long-time british jazz musicians
Subject: RE: Long-time british jazz musicians
I have probably seen just about every version of the Chris Barber Band since 1955, I have always reckoned that Pat Halcox is one of most underated trumpeters on the scene. I have a CD of The Pat Halcox All Stars, a pick-up band of Pat, John Crocker, Campbell Burnap, Johnny Parker, John McCallum, Vic Pitt & Pete York.
Recorded in 1978/9 and issued on Lake LACD84. Great stuff, ranging from Fidgety Feet through Ellington and Johnny Mercer to Johnny Parker originals and the Flintstones Theme.
By the by, I hear Monty Sunshine has had to give up playing, due to diabetes