Jambalaya Barber Chris
1986 The band plays Jambalaya with a New Orleans style feel. Here you can hear that the Barber Band always was influenced by the Wilber deParis Band
Chris Barber trombone, Pat Halcox trumpet, Ian Wheeler clarinet and saxes, John Crocker clarinet and saxes, Johnny McCallum banjo and guitar, Roger Hill guitar, Vic Pitt bass and Norman Emberson drums
Chris Barber started his jazzband in 1954 with trumpettist Pat Halcox on his side since the beginning.
This is a recording from his mid period of a concert in Stockholm Sweden in 1986.
In it's 31th year of having worked up te be the most succesful jazz band in Europe. Barber played some 240 concerts a year.
Today, October 2006, I checked Chris' November gigs. 16 concerts in concert halls......and Chris is only 76 years old.