Just a closer Walk - Herb Hall – Climax Jazz Band 1979
Clarinettist Herb Hall with Climax Jazz Band at a Peter Appleyard TV show from Toronto Canada in 1979 .
Shortly after I arrived in Toronto from the Netherlands in 1966 I used to make frequent visits to the Colonial Tavern on Yonge Street. Many famous jazz groups would appear there on a weekly basis. One was Wild Bill Davison and his Jazz Giants with Herb Hall on clarinet.
I bought their LP produced in Toronto by John Norris on his Sackville label. Herb plays in a similar style as his brother Edmund. It was just fantastic to have Herb perform with our band on one of the Appleyard shows. At the same time he was featured for a full week as a special guest with our band during our long standing engagement at the 300 seat DJ's Tavern in the New Hydro building in downtown Toronto.
Climax Jazz Band with Bob Erwig cnt, Jim Buchmann clt, Geoff Holmes tbne, Jack Vincken bjo, Chris Daniels bass and Max Littlejohns drums