This Old Gang of Ours

This Old Gang of Ours

by Humphrey Lyttelton
     
 
This 1998 CD reissues a Calligraph album from 1985 that teams clarinetist Kenny Davern with an all-star group of top British trad players: trumpeter Humphrey Lyttelton, John Barnes on baritone, alto, and soprano, pianist Martin Litton, bassist Mick Hutton, and drummer

Overview

This 1998 CD reissues a Calligraph album from 1985 that teams clarinetist Kenny Davern with an all-star group of top British trad players: trumpeter Humphrey Lyttelton, John Barnes on baritone, alto, and soprano, pianist Martin Litton, bassist Mick Hutton, and drummer Colin Bowden. Although a few of the songs are familiar (most notably "Who's Sorry Now" and "Undecided"), most of the material is a bit obscure, including the heated "Mood Hollywood" and a couple originals; all of the playing is quite fresh. Davern hits a few typically stunning high notes on his clarinet, but the heated ensembles and fine playing by the seemingly ageless Lyttelton are what make this set so enjoyable. The CD is rounded off by two numbers originally on the LP Gonna Call My Children Home, which has Lyttelton heading a nonet in 1986 on a couple selections without Davern. Well worth searching for by Dixieland and trad jazz collectors, as are virtually all of the English Upbeat Jazz label's releases.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/04/1998
Label:
Upbeat Jazz Uk
UPC:
5018121113825
catalogNumber:
138

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Humphrey Lyttelton   Primary Artist,Trumpet
Kenny Davern   Clarinet
John Barnes   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Colin Bowden   Drums
Jim Bray   Bass
Randy Colville   Clarinet
Mick Hutton   Bass
Pete Strange   Trombone
Martin Litton   Piano
Alan Elsdon   Trumpet
Keith Graville   Guitar

Technical Credits

James P. Johnson   Composer
Charlie Shavers   Composer
Ted Taylor   Engineer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Humphrey Lyttelton   Producer,Liner Notes
Lawrence Payton   Composer
John Griffith   Liner Notes
Sydney Robin   Composer
Edgar Dowell   Composer
Chris Smith   Composer
Liz Biddle   Executive Producer

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