Chris Barber is one of the most important pioneers of European jazz. This DVD celebrates his fiftieth anniversary as a professional musician. Recorded at Germany's Hot Jazz Festival 2002, he presents his new, eleven-piece Big Chris Barber Band. The trombonist and his virtuoso bandmates confidently switch between New Orleans jazz and a tribute to the great Duke Ellington, playing swinging blues, and managing to inject new life into old favorites like Sweet Georgia Brown. Band is Chris Barber, Bob Hunt, Pat Halcox, Mike "Magic" Henry, Tony Carter, John Crocker, John Defferary, Paul Sealey, Jon Slaughter, Vic Pitt, Colin Miller.