CD Review


Abbey Road sessions

      BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ (Vocalion CDSA 6805)

It Don't mean a Thing, Lonesome Road, Margie, No Greater Love, When Your Lover Has Gone, Basin Street Blues, It's a Raggy Waltz, On the Alamo, My Romance, Ain't Misbehavin', Bye, Bye, Blackbird, Yacht Club Swing, But Not For Me, Someday Sweetheart, Jumping at the Woodside, Farewell Blues, C Jam Blues

Roy Willox (alto-sax, clarinet), Digby Fairweather (trumpet, cornet, vocal), Don Lusher (trombone), Brian Lemon (piano), Brian Dee (piano), John Rees-Jones (bass), Pete Cater (drums)

Brilliant performances by Roy Willox, Brian Lemon and drummer Pete Cater - his first recording with the group since joining earlier in 2002. Bright, cheerful arrangements and spirited playing by everyone. A good example of what is being done on the British Jazz scene.

Cover photo by Simon Derviller