Man I love The Barber Chris 1988
Isn't it wonderful to see such a high caliber band play in an intimate setting such as a jazz club. The fellows in the band must enjoy this as well because they usually perform in large concert halls. (I checked their January 2007 schedule and their 17 gigs are mainly done in big halls). Probably this is only happening in Germany where the jazz fans are still willing to pay a generous sum in order to spent an evening witnessing a Chris Barber concert in such a close-up and therefore unique environment.
The band plays Gershwin's "The Man I Love" in a nice relaxed arrangement. Actually hardly an arrangement. They all just play well.
Excellent solos by John Crocker on tenor sax, Pat Halcox on what looks like a Getzen cornet, Ian Wheeler on clarinet and finally Chris Barber himself on the trombone.