KEN COLYER’S JAZZMEN – COLYER’S PLEASURE
Artist: COLYER’S PLEASURE KEN COLYER’S JAZZMEN
We have been asked over and over again for this CD which is a re-issue of our long deleted LACD34 plus one extra track. It features the band in 1962 and is the only commercially issued full album recorded by this line-up. It features a very young Sammy Rimington on clarinet alongside Geoff Cole on trombone in the frontline. Newcomer Pete Ridge on drums joins the two longest serving Jazzmen, Ron Ward and John Bastable.
Despite all the talk about the previous line-up of the Colyer band being the ‘classic’ one for many this is regarded as the best all round album the band ever made in terms of recorded sound and programme. The band is on top form: on the one hand turning in a gentle rendition of ‘Barefoot Boy’ and on the other a storming ‘Mahogany Hall Stomp’.
The original LP has six tracks added to it which come from a session recorded for the Michael Winner directed film ‘West Eleven’. In the end only part of ‘Creole Bo-Bo’ was ever used.
That Teasin’ Rag; After You’ve Gone; Highway Blues; Dardanella; You Can’t Escape From Me; You Always Hurt The One You Love; Creole Bo-Bo (version 1); Honeysuckle Rose; Barefoot Boy; Mahogany Hall Stomp; Gettysburg March; La Harpe Street Blues; Thriller Rag; I’m Travelling; Virginia Strut; Creole Bo-Bo (version 2).