Chris Barber is one of the great British jazz icons and he celebrates his 60th Anniversary in the business in 2013. This fantastic new DVD release of Chris with The Big Chris Barber Band In Concert at the Medina Theatre on the Isle of Wight is the perfect way to celebrate this momentous occasion! This is the classic Chris Barber Big Band line-up with Mike Henry and Pete Rudeforth on trumpets, Mike Snelling, Richard Exall and Zoltan Sagi on saxes and clarinets, Chris Barber and John Service on trombones, John Slaughter on guitar, Joe Farler on banjo and guitar, Dave Green on bass and John Sutton on drums. There are 18 tracks running a generous 90 minutes which capture the essence of this great band in full flow. The band is still touring prolifically throughout the UK and all over Europe, playing to packed houses wherever they go! Track Listing:1.Bourbon Street Parade,2. Rent Party Blues,3.Jungle Nights in Harlem,4.The Spell of the Blues,5.Jubilee Stomp,6.Lead Me On,7.We Sure Do Need Him Now,8.Wild Cat Blues,9.Merry-Go-Round,10.I Can't Stop Now,11.Black & Tan Fantasy,11b. The Mooche,12.C Jam Blues,13.All Blues,14.Corn Bread Peas & Black Molasses,15.Watcha Gonna Do?,16.Hot & Bothered,17.Petite Fleur,18.Oh! When The Saints.
...the video editing is everywhere on cue, the sound crisp and even and the arrangements superbly followed. As for Chris, he shouldn't stop now.... --Jazz Journal