The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #106399   Message #2200304
Posted By: Leadfingers
22-Nov-07 - 07:38 PM
Thread Name: Long-time british jazz musicians
Subject: RE: Long-time british jazz musicians
The old Crane River Jazzband , led by Ken Colyer , hit a problem when Ken shipped out to see New Orleans ! Chris took over running the band and brought Pat in to replace Ken - And I THINK that was about 1949 !
Virtually EVERY muso except Pat H from The Chris Barber Jazzband from 1950 to 1970 was running his own band at some point !
IMHO the 1954 line up was as good as it gets , Barber , Halcox , and Sunshine in the front , with Ron Bowden , Mickey Ashman and Donegan , and Otilie Patterson occasionally on piano and vocals !