ALEX WELSH - OH, BABY!
Alex Welsh was one of the first musicians to make British jazz a force to be reckoned with on the International scene and in recent years several of his albums have been re-issued. The tracks on this album represent an interesting synthesis of the Condon spirit heard on the early Welsh recordings and the more mainstream style he adopted with later line-ups. Featuring tracks from two broadcasts - 1979 and 1981 - from the BBC Sounds of Jazz programme. The personnel are: Alex Welsh, Roy Crimmins, Al Gay, Fred Hunt, Jim Douglas, Roger Nobes, Ron Rubin, Denny Wright, Laurie Chescoe, Pete Skivington. You will find more from Alex Welsh on URCD191 and URCD193
All the tracks are excellent. Liz Biddle at Upbeat is to be congratulated on prising these sessions out of the BBC vaults which otherwise might have been lost. The Jazz Rag
ALEX WELSH - OH, BABY
The last broadcasts of this very special band leader.
BBC Broadcast 1979 - Tracks 1 to 5
BBC Broadcast 1981 - Tracks 6 to 10
1. AS LONG AS I LIVE 1
2. SWEEPING THE BLUERS AWAY
3. JELLY ROLL
4. BLUE AND SENTIMENTAL
5. OH, BABY
6. AS LONG AS I LIVE 2
8. IT DON’T MEAN A THING (IF IT AIN’T GOT THAT SWING)
9. JUST ONE MORE CHANCE
10. DOGGIN’ AROUND