VARIOUS – AT A TANGENT VOL.4 – THE TERRITORY BANDS
Artist: VARIOUS ARTISTS
Continuing the ‘additions’ to the triple album set ‘A POTTED HISTORY OF BRITISH TRADITIONAL JAZZ’ (LACD300) this collection take a snapshot view of the large number of bands which were formed in various part of the country as a result of the interest in Traditional Jazz. Aside from the major bands these local bands were the backbone of the scene often playing weekly in a local club. Some like Bristol’s Avon Cities Jazz Band achieved some national recognition and landed recording contracts while others, like Carlisle’s Gateway Jazz Band were rooted in their region. Some produced musicians who went on to greater things: John Barnes emerged from the Zenith 6 to become one of the UK’s leading Jazz reedmen. The trumpet player in Bill Croft’s band based in Newcastle Upon Tyne was John Walters went on to be a BBC producer working with John Peel. Some had a long lifespan whilst others were quite shortlived. There are many such bands still around today. This CD contains many rare tracks and some released for the very first time.
KEN INGRAM’S EAGLE JAZZ BAND: 1919 March; Irish Black Bottom. THE GATEWAY JAZZ BAND: Eccentric; Where Did You Stay Last Night? BILL CROFT’S BLUE STAR JAZZMEN: It’s A Long Way To Tipperary; Buddy’s Habit. ARCHIE SEMPLE’S CAPITOL JAZZMEN: Mississippi Mud; Clark & Randolph Blues; After You’ve Gone; MICK GILL’S IMPERIAL JAZZ BAND: Black Bottom Stomp; Ice Cream; We Shall Walk Through The Streets Of The City. THE ZENITH 6: Dusty Rag; Steamboat Stomp; Riverside Blues; Just A Closer Walk With Thee; THE BACK O’ TOWN SYNCOPATORS: Ragtime Tuba; Royal Garden Blues; London Blues; Waiting For The Robert E. Lee. THE AVON CITIES JAZZ BAND: Greasy Rag; Study In Sepia; Swing Out.