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Members of the late Humphrey Lyttelton's band continue to fly the flag. The band is now joined by trumpeter Tony Fisher who joined after Humph's death in 2008. The hallmark of the band is versatility, reflected in a repertoire which extends from early traditional to modern. Not to be forgotten are Humph's own compositions, of which he had recorded well over two hundred, including Bad Penny Blues, so it's little surprise that the prevailing reaction from audiences is 'We never thought a jazz concert could have such variety'.
For several years during the postwar period at 100 Oxford Street Humph’s regular band included Wally Fawkes, the Christie brothers, Pat Hawes and Johnny Parker. From 1958, Lyttelton's favoured line up was an eight-piece band with three saxophones, (alto, tenor and baritone) although this was reduced to seven occasionally to save money. But he would sometimes add the baritone again for broadcasts and recordings.
Lyttelton's last band featured, apart from himself on trumpet and clarinet: Ray Wordsworth on trombone; Jimmy Hastings on alto sax, clarinet and flute; Jo Fooks on tenor saxophone and flute; Rob Fowler on tenor sax, baritone sax and clarinet; Ted Beament on piano; John Rees-Jones on double bass and Adrian Macintosh on drums. His last formal recordings, one track each on trumpet and clarinet, appeared on his last CD 'Cornucopia 3', all of which he supervised. Trumpet on the other tracks was played by Tony Fisher, who was Humph’s choice to take his place.
After his death, part of Lyttelton's appearance with his 2007 Band, (with Karen Sharpe instead of Robert Fowler), at the Brecon Jazz Festival, in which he was joined by American tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton was shown by BBCtv as a tribute, (Humph's Last Stand). The band continues to give concerts performing his music. The trumpet part is played by Tony Fisher with occasional guest spots by singer Sue Richardson and ex-Lytteltonians such as Karen Sharp.
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On April 15 it’s the Humphrey Lyttleton band with Tony Fisher on trumpet. Book your tickets now!