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Ken Colyer & The First Traditional Jazz Band

11/01/2019

Lifted from an excellent TV documentary presented by George Melly. This bit of nostalgia gives the story behind the Ken Colyer Jazzmen and the Chris Barber Band. When as was our habit we visited the Burton Stone inn for a pint after band practice in Lumley Barracks just round the corner, we found some of the Chris Barber band doing a similar thing, during the interval while appearing at the Clifton Cinema, behind the pub. I remember Pat Halcox inspecting my trumpet which was near the bar in its case. He became a legend in his own lunchtime!

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