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Australian Archive Series: Graeme Bell & His Australian Jazz Band
     

Australian Archive Series: Graeme Bell & His Australian Jazz Band

by Graeme Bell
 
Unlike the other Graeme Bell Swaggie LP releases, this one has been reissued on CD (domestically by GHB). The pacesetting Australian trad band is heard on several recording sessions that trace its progress during a ten-month period. 11 of the selections utilize the regular group (pianist Graeme Bell, trumpeter Roger Bell,

Overview

Unlike the other Graeme Bell Swaggie LP releases, this one has been reissued on CD (domestically by GHB). The pacesetting Australian trad band is heard on several recording sessions that trace its progress during a ten-month period. 11 of the selections utilize the regular group (pianist Graeme Bell, trumpeter Roger Bell, Ade Monsborough on trombone, trumpet, and clarinet, Don "Pixie" Roberts on clarinet, either Johnny Rich or Deryck Bentley on trombone, and a four-piece rhythm section that includes leader/pianist Graeme Bell). In addition, there are a couple of piano features ("Black and White Rag" and "Maple Leaf Rag") for Bell with the rhythm section. Two numbers ("Jumbuck Jamboree" and "Old Miss Rag") find the band expanding into an 11-piece orchestra. On "Mobile Bay," cornetist Rex Stewart sits in with the usual nonet. Other highlights include "Fidgety Feet," "Sobbin' Blues," "Irish Black Bottom," and "Big Chief Battle Axe." Fans of 1920s revival jazz and Dixieland should have a strong sampling of Graeme Bell's band, for this was one of the finest trad groups of the time period.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/25/1995
Label:
Ghb Records
UPC:
0762247527022
catalogNumber:
270
Rank:
265024

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Graeme Bell   Primary Artist,Piano
Rex Stewart   Trumpet
Roger Bell   Trumpet,Vocals
Don Roberts   Clarinet
Jack Banston   Drums
Lazy Ade Monsborough   Clarinet,Trumpet,Vocals
Johnny Sangster   Drums
Lou Silbereisen   Bass,Tuba
Deryck Bentley   Trombone

Technical Credits

Scott Joplin   Composer
Jelly Roll Morton   Composer
Eddie Edwards   Composer
Nick LaRocca   Composer
Harry Barris   Composer
George Botsford   Composer
Henry W. Ragas   Composer
Tony Sbarbaro   Composer
Larry Shields   Composer
George H. Buck   Liner Notes
Benjamin Franklin Spikes   Composer
John Spikes   Composer
James Cavanaugh   Composer

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