Bobbie Shafto - Climax Jazz Band 1991
After having left the Climax Jazz Band more than 10 years ago and not having heard or played Bobbie Shafto it was a wonderful surprise to see and hear us perform this wonderful little melody. The strength comes from its simplicity and although I have to admit that I stole part of the arrangement from an early Chris Barber recording I feel we had been able to give this tune our own stamp. The spoken introduction and the vocal by Chris Daniels made this an unique part of Climax Jazz Band’s repertoire.
Recorded at the 1991 Indianapolis Jazz Festival we see and hear Chris Daniels bass and vocal, Jack Vincken banjo, Jamie Aug drums, Bob Erwig cornet, Mick Lewis soprano sax and Peter Sagerman trombone.