British Modern Jazz: 1950-1959

A Listmania! list by Alfie Cooke (Between the Thames and the Medway)
 
Spread a Little Happiness
1.  Spread a Little Happiness by John Dankworth
The list author says:
  "Dankworth's early years, proving what a superb player and arranger he was."
£5.15   Used & New from: £2.32
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

The Five Of Us
2.  The Five Of Us by Jazz Five
The list author says:
  "With Vic Ash and Harry Klein."
£9.34   Used & New from: £4.16
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The Jazz Couriers - Some Of My Best Friends
3.  The Jazz Couriers - Some Of My Best Friends by Jazz Couriers
The list author says:
  "Tubby Hayes and Ronnie Scott in the Jazz Couriers circa 1957.  Its a shame that they never recorded more.  Excellent music showing just how good the British were."
£12.90   Used & New from: £6.14
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Five Steps To Dankworth: Journey Into Jazz
4.  Five Steps To Dankworth: Journey Into Jazz by John Orchestra Dankworth
The list author says:
  "Its a toss up between this and the Avid 2CD set.  I went for this because I prefer the instrumentals.  If you like Cleo Laine, get the Avid set."
£13.74   Used & New from: £5.50
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Little Klunk / Showcase
5.  Little Klunk / Showcase by Stan Tracey
The list author says:
  "We should all bow down and worship the piano god that is Stan Tracey.  He also plays vibes on this CD containing his first two albums."
£10.03   Used & New from: £5.00
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Presenting Kenny Graham
6.  Presenting Kenny Graham by Kenny Graham & His Afro Cubists
The list author says:
  "... with his Afro-Cubists! Dutton need to reissue this CD to ensure that more people can get up and dance to Kenny Graham's infectious rhythms."
£21.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Progress Report
7.  Progress Report by Dizzy Reece
The list author says:
  "Okaty, so Dizzy Reece was only living in Britain for a bit before his move to the US.  This still remains an excellent recording."
£9.63   Used & New from: £4.57
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Meet Don Rendell
8.  Meet Don Rendell by Don Rendell
The list author says:
  "Don Rendell was a very good tenor player - so good he played with Kenton - this is not just good... this is very, very good."
£10.04   Used & New from: £4.98

Opus De Funk
9.  Opus De Funk by Jimmy Deuchar
The list author says:
  "Jimmy Deuchar was a brilliant trumpet player.  Not only that, but we have Tubby Hayes as well and... my personal favourite... the under-appreciated Derek Humble on alto."
£10.52   Used & New from: £6.05

Departure Dates
10.  Departure Dates by Victor Feldman
The list author says:
  "Feldman, Reece, Hayes, Klein, Deuchar, Scott... they're all here, along with the phenomenon that was Phil Seaman on drums."
£11.13   Used & New from: £5.19

Tony Kinsey Quartet-Fascinating Rhythym
11.  Tony Kinsey Quartet-Fascinating Rhythym by Tony Kinsey
The list author says:
  "2 quartet line-ups, one with Joe Harriott, the other with Ronnie Ross and Bill Le sage featured throughout."
£2.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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