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Notes From A Jazz Life Vol. 3
Notes From A Jazz Life Vol. 3

Digby Fairweather
Styles: Jazz
Catalogue Number: ADDCD3445
Cornetist Digby Fairweather has become one of the leading figures on the British jazz scene, both as a bandleader and sideman in other leader’s bands, and as a writer and broadcaster, as well as being the founder and director of the charity Jazz Centre UK in Southend, aimed at promoting, preserving and celebrating the culture of jazz. This 26-track-2-CD set is the third volume of a retrospective of his career to date, compiled by Digby himself, and with substantial booklet notes written by him. It comprises mostly ‘live’ recordings from across his career, and features performances with a host of the top names in British jazz, including some by the notable band he led, Digby’s Fairweather Friends. Among the artists with whom Digby performs in this set are Ron Russell, Lennie Hastings, Stan Barker, Denny Wright, Brian Lemon, Keith Nichols, Keith Ingham, Pete Strange, Randy Colville, Cas Caswell and many others. Mostly recorded at club dates, festivals, all-star jam sessions and in other settings, the performances capture Digby and his associates on pieces selected to represent the very best from those occasions, taken from LPs and CDs, many long out of print, from across the years. It’s the third part of a musical overview of a significant career selected by the artist himself, and providing not only a showcase for his talents, but an entertaining insight into the British jazz scene across several decades.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Rehearsing For A Nervous Breakdown Ron Russell's Band
2 (What Can I Say Dear) After I Say I’m Sorry Ron Russell's Band
3 Some Of These Days The Great British Jazz Band
4 If I Had You The Great British Jazz Band
5 Sandu The Lennie Hastings Quintet
6 Undecided The Lennie Hastings Quintet
7 Jumping The Blues Fairweather Friends
8 Gone With The Wind Digby Fairweather & Stan Barker
9 The Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave To Me The M&B Jam Session
10 I Can’t Give You Anything But Love Digby Fairweather & Brian Lemon
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Running Wild Dig & De Schwarte
2 If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight) Dig & De Schwarte
3 At The Jazz Band Ball Digby Fairweather & Keith Ingham with Susannah McCorkle
4 I Got It Bad (And That Aint Good Dig & De Schwarte
5 Run Rabbit Run Digby Fairweather
6 Sleepy Time Gal Ron Russell's Band
7 Exactly Like You Ron Russell's Band
8 That's A Plenty Dave Shepherd
9 Lonesome Road Dave Shepherd
10 Indiana Digby Fairweather
11 Lover Man Digby Fairweather & Stan Barker
12 Something To Remember You By Digby Fairweather & Stan Barker
13 What A Little Moonlight Can Do Digby Fairweather & Denny Wright
14 I Can’t Get Started With You Lennie Hastings Band
15 On The Alamo The M&B Jam Session
16 Yesterdays Digby Fairweather With Cas Caswell's Trio
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