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CD Description:
When Pat Halcox joined Chris Barber’s Jazz Band in the early 1950s it started a remarkable career. It produced the longest serving partnership in Jazz anywhere in the world as Pat held the trumpet chair until 2008. He developed from a talented young player to one of our finest Jazz musicians playing with originality, a broad tone, considerable subtlety and finesse, but also plenty of fire and attack as and when required. Pat also developed the technique to take on the considerable challengesChris Barber presented to the band over the years. This DOUBLE-CD-FOR-THE-PRICE-OF-ONE set has Pat playing with Chris Barber’s band on the first CD, with a few tracks from each decade. Guest appearances come from Alex Welsh and Kenny Ball. The second CD has Pat guesting with other bands – including Humphrey Lyttelton’s and Alex Welsh’s – playing with American visitors Art Hodes and Don Ewell and fronting his own All Stars. None of the tracks has ben released before.

Track Listing:
CD1: Mr Halcox & Mr Barber – New Orleans Hop Scop Blues; Who’s Sorry Now?; I Love My Baby; Old Stack O Lee; Blue Turning Grey Over You; The Mountains Of Mourne; Do Right Baby; Shine; Georgia On My Mind; Rent Party Blues; Somewhere Over The Rainbow; Buddy Bolden’s Blues; Some Of These Days; Blues On Trumpet; Oh Baby; Working Man Blues; Isle Of Capri. CD2: Pat Plays Away – With Colin Kingwell’s Jazz Bandits: Give Me Your Telephone Number. With Sonny Morris & The Delta Jazz Band: Wabash Blues. With Don Ewell: Rosetta; Confessin’. With Art Hodes: Tin Roof Blues. With Alex Welsh’s Band: I Found A New Baby; Undecided. With Humphrey Lyttelton’s Band: Blues For Humph. With The Pat Halcox All-Stars: Blue Orchid; Apple Honey; I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart.

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