Trumpeter Ken Colyer and the 1972 version of his Jazzmen (with clarinetist Sammy Rimington, trombonist Keith Avison, pianist Ron Weatherburn, banjoist John Griffith, bassist Annie Hawkins and drummer Colin Browden) are caught at a typically rambunctious live performance, first released on this 1995 CD. The recording balance is a bit off (the piano and occasional vocals are very low), and there are times when the intonation of Colyer and Rimington is a little erratic.
However, the performances -- particularly the stirring ensembles -- are quite enjoyable, especially such numbers as "Weary Blues," "Clarinet Marmalade," "When You Wore a Tulip" and "I Said I Wasn't Going to Tell Nobody." Although not essential, fans of Ken Colyer and British trad jazz will want this one.
|Weary Blues / Artie Matthews||Ken Colyer feat: Ken Colyer's Jazzmen||5:32|
|Old Kentucky Home / Stephen Foster||Ken Colyer feat: Ken Colyer's Jazzmen||7:38|
|Clarinet Marmalade / Henry W. Ragas / Larry Shields||Ken Colyer feat: Ken Colyer's Jazzmen||6:46|
|I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None of This Jelly Roll||Ken Colyer feat: Ken Colyer's Jazzmen||7:39|
|St Philip Street Breakdown||Ken Colyer feat: Ken Colyer's Jazzmen||4:34|
|When You Wore a Tulip (And I Wore a Big Red Rose) / Jack Mahoney / Percy Wenrich||Ken Colyer feat: Ken Colyer's Jazzmen||7:15|
|Careless Love / W.C. Handy / Martha E. Koenig / Spencer Williams||Ken Colyer feat: Ken Colyer's Jazzmen||9:49|
|I Said I Wasn't Going to Tell Nobody||Ken Colyer feat: Ken Colyer's Jazzmen||7:36|
|Moose March||Ken Colyer feat: Ken Colyer's Jazzmen||5:26|
|Red Wing / Jay Chataway / Irving Mills||Ken Colyer feat: Ken Colyer's Jazzmen||5:20|
|Till We Meet Again / Raymond B. Egan / Richard A. Whiting||Ken Colyer feat: Ken Colyer's Jazzmen||2:26|