National Jazz Federation Royal Festival Hall - 1955 004
Pages 6 and 7 of a programme for the National Jazz Federation's second British Festival of Jazz, held at the Royal Festival Hall, London, on 5th November 1955. Featuring pieces on two of the acts performing at the festival, Dizzy Reece and the "Hall-Stars" and the Basil and Ivor Kirchin Band and an advert for Vogue Records.
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ï»¿The Basil and Ivor Kirchin Band
Tony Hall, well-known in the jazz fraternity as a writer, broadcaster and record publicist, also produces for the N.J.F. the â Modern Jazz Workshop â series of recitals. Tonight he introduces a personal selection of new and lesser known jazzmen who share with him an admiration of the â hard swinging warm toned Miles Davis School.â Of Kathy Stobart he says that he feels she can play as good a tenor as most men and that her fine sense of swing makes her a perfect partner for Dizzy Reece. Dizzy is the â Best â as far as Tony is concerned and this is a view shared by quite a lot of other people including fellow musicians, and their praise is praise indeed. The rhythm section contains drummer Benny Goodman who has worked a lot recently with bassist Pete Elderfield, and together with pianist Terry Shannon, of whom Tony says 14 though essentially a chord man he is a swinging soloist and a musiciansâ musician,â they form a swinging team. Tony also hopes to introduce a new Jamaican tenor player.
The Kirchin Band enjoys seniority on this concert for in contrast to the other groups it has been in existence for over four years. A 44 Father and Son â affair, the band combines the best of both worlds in leadership : the experience of Ivor and 44 modern â views of Basil. Nowadays an almost ceaseless round of provincial appearances has caused them to become something of strangers to London jazz audiences. The National Jazz Federation welcomes therefore another opportunity of presenting the band that plays the 44 Mambo.â
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