Clarinettist Mick Lewis was a member of our Climax Jazz Band from 1981 until 2002 and is now more or less retired from music. I had the pleasure to play with him for more than 15 years. We probably did some 200 jazz festivals together and some 1500 gigs. Mick was not just a great bandsman, but was most often featured with solo pieces, which got audiences hopping.
Mick, originally from the English Midlands was very much influenced by Acker Bilk and Monty Sunshine and loved the George Lewis original recordings.
In this clip Mick plays his own special feature arrangement of "Burgundy Street Blues" during the 1991 Indianapolis Jazz Festival
In the full band:
Bob Erwig, Mick Lewis, Peter Sagerman, Jack Vincken, Chris Daniels, Jamie Aug