THE CRANE RIVER JAZZ BAND with KEN COLYER - Reunited
The Crane River Jazz Band is one of the most revered jazz bands of the 20th Century. In 1949 they took the UK by storm appearing on BBC TV and Studio 51 in Leicester Square and in 1951 played at the newly opened Royal Festival Hall.
In 1972 the Cranes re-formed and their first London appearance was at the 100 Club in Oxford Street where this CD was recorded. The result was sheer joyousness and almost relaxed telepathic teamwork.
All the players are world renowned in their own right. Ken Colyer trumpet/cornet/vocal, Sonny Morris trumpet/vocal, Monty Sunshine clarinet, Pat Hawes piano/vocal John R T Davies trombone/alto sax, Ben Marshall piano, Julian Davies string bass, Colin Bowden drums. This is a fantastic live CD.
1 When You and I were Young, Maggie
2 Lord, Lord, Lord
3 Down By The Riverside
4 Washington and Lee Swing
5 Buddy Bolden’s Blues
6 The Sheik Of Araby
7 When I Leave The World Behind
8 When I Move To The Sky
9 Runnin’ Wild
10 When I Move To The Sky (reprise)