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Ken Colyer – Wishing Well (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Ken Colyer – Wishing Well (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:25:06 minutes | 942 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © nagel heyer records

Kenneth Colyer (18 April 1928 – 8 March 1988) was an English jazz trumpeter and cornetist, devoted to New Orleans jazz. His band was also known for skiffle interludes.

He was born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, but grew up in Soho, London, and served as a member of his church choir. When his elder brother Bill (1922—2009) went off to serve in World War II he left his jazz records behind, which influenced Ken Colyer. He joined the Merchant Navy at 17, travelled around the world and heard famous jazz musicians in New Orleans, Louisiana.

In the UK, Colyer played with various bands and joined, in 1949, the Crane River Jazz Band (CRJB), with Ben Marshall, Sonny Morris, Pat Hawes, John R. T. Davies, Julian Davies, Ron Bowden and Monty Sunshine. The band played at the Royal Festival Hall on 14 July 1951 in the presence of Princess Elizabeth. Parts of that group merged with other musicians including Keith Christie and Ian Christie to form the Christie Brothers’ Stompers. Colyer rejoined the Merchant Navy, jumped ship in Mobile, Alabama, and travelled to New Orleans, where he played with his idols in George Lewis’ band. He was offered the job of lead trumpeter on a tour, but was caught by the authorities, detained and deported


1. Ken Colyer – (When It’s) Darkness on the Delta
2. Ken Colyer – Cheek to Cheek
3. Ken Colyer – All of Me
4. Ken Colyer – Maple Leaf Rag
5. Ken Colyer – Working Man Blues
6. Ken Colyer – I Ain’t Gonna Give Nobody None of My Jelly Roll
7. Ken Colyer – Maryland, My Maryland
8. Ken Colyer – Riverside Blues
9. Ken Colyer – Heebie Jeebies
10. Ken Colyer – Just the Blues
11. Ken Colyer – Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen
12. Ken Colyer – Papa Dip
13. Ken Colyer – Somebody Stole My Gal
14. Ken Colyer – Dinah
15. Ken Colyer – Sweet Lorraine
16. Ken Colyer – Somewhere over the Rainbow
17. Ken Colyer – Sweet Sue, Just You
18. Ken Colyer – Too Busy
19. Ken Colyer – At a Georgia Camp Meeting
20. Ken Colyer – Dusty Rag
21. Ken Colyer – Pretty Baby
22. Ken Colyer – When I Leave the World Behind


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