This is intended to be a homage to very many musicians I've loved since I started listening to music. My intention is to tell what I know about them, hoping that those people who like them too, will help me fill numerous gaps, which I may have in their careers and discographies. Sorry, but there are no MP3 audio files here at all, just info (and love for the musicians).


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Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Fred Katz (cello)

MINIMAL BIOGRAPHY:

Fred Katz was one of the first cello players to play jazz, something very advanced for their time, in the mid 1950s. He was born as Frederick Katz on February 25th, 1919 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. His family was very related to music, so he soon started studying cello and piano. After playing in the Army and backing some lead singers, he was part of the original Chico Hamilton Group in 1955. After that, he released some album credited to his name, but slowed his musical output as he also had other commitments. He became an anthropology teacher and a music teacher. He composed several soundtracks.

Fred Katz passed away on September 7th, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. It's a pity that we´ve lost 3 of the members of the original Chico Hamilton Quintet in a few weeks (Fred Katz, Jim Hall and also Chico Hamilton). But we still have their music.


CHICO HAMILTON GROUP


This was the original Chico Hamilton Quintet, formed in 1955:

CHICO HAMILTON GROUP #1
1955
Jim Hall
guitar
Jim Aton
bass
Buddy Collette
flute
Fred Katz
cello

This was the second Chico Hamilton Quintet still in 1955, now with Carson Smith on bass:

CHICO HAMILTON GROUP #2
1955
Jim Hall
guitar
Carson Smith
bass
Buddy Collette
flute
Fred Katz
cello

This was the Chico Hamilton Quintet around July 1989, featuring most of their original members:

CHICO HAMILTON GROUP #?
1989
John Pisano
guitar
Carson Smith
bass
Buddy Collette
flute
Fred Katz
cello


   BANDS AND SELECTED RECORDINGS:

BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
Vic Damone Group   
Other info on members of Vic Damone Group (I know up to 3 members)
Not enough info (2):Vic Damone, Hal Schaefer
Chico Hamilton Group  14 RECORDINGS:
  • Spectacular! - The Chico Hamilton Quintet (1955)

  • Chico Hamilton Quintet - Chico Hamilton (1956)

  • In Hi Fi - Chico Hamilton Quintet (1956)

  • Sweet smell of success OST - Chico Hamilton Quintet - Elmer Bernstein (1957)

    • Members: Paul Horn, John Pisano, Carson Smith (RIP: Elmer Bernstein, Chico Hamilton + Fred Katz)
    • Guests: (RIP: Jack Hayes)
  • Zen - the music of Fred Katz - Chico Hamilton (1957)

    • Members: Paul Horn, John Pisano, Carson Smith (RIP: Chico Hamilton + Fred Katz)
    • Guests: Herbie Harper, Harry Klee
    • Comments: Recorded in November 1956.
  • Chico Hamilton Quintet featuring Buddy Collette - Chico Hamilton Quintet (1957)

  • South Pacific in hi-fi - Chico Hamilton (1958)

  • With strings attached - The Chico Hamilton Quintet (1959)

    • Members: Dennis Budimir, Nathan Gershman (RIP: Chico Hamilton + Eric Dolphy, Fred Katz)
    • Guests: Wyatt Ruther
    • Comments: Recorded in 1959.
  • Ellington suite - Chico Hamilton (1959)

  • With Paul Horn - Chico Hamilton (1963)

  • Reaching for the top - Chico Hamilton (1979)

  • Reunion - The Original Chico Hamilton Quintet (1989)

    • Members: John Pisano, Carson Smith (RIP: Chico Hamilton + Buddy Collette, Fred Katz)
    • Technical: Gennaro Carone
    • Comments: Recorded in June 1989.
  • The Complete Pacific Jazz recordings - The Chico Hamilton Quintet (1997)

    • Members: Nathan Gershman, Paul Horn, John Pisano (RIP: Chico Hamilton + Buddy Collette, Eric Dolphy, Jim Hall, Fred Katz)
    • Comments: 6CD compilation of recordings from Chico Hamilton Quintet during 1955 and 1956, some of them live.
  • Classical Katz - The Chico Hamilton Quintet & Fred Katz (August 2007)

  • Other info on members of Chico Hamilton Group (I know up to 57 members)
    Already covered (2):Jim Hall, Chico Hamilton
    To be covered (54):Abdullah, John Abercrombie, Kathy Adair, Jim Aton, Arthur Blythe, George Bohanon, Jean-Paul Bourelly, Garnett Brown, Dennis Budimir, Jeremy Carlstedt, Thomas Chapin, Buddy Collette, Marc Copland, Larry Coryell, Curtis Counce, Nick Demopoulos, Cary DeNigris, Eric Dolphy, George Duvivier, Barry Finnerty, Alex Foster, Matt Garrison, Hal Gaylor, Nathan Gershman, Dexter Gordon,... up to 54 musicians.
    Lena Horne Group   
    Other info on members of Lena Horne Group (I know up to 12 members)
    Already covered (1):Chico Hamilton
    To be covered (7):Ben Brown, Charlie Drayton, George Duvivier, Donald Harrison, Rodney Jones, Terry Trotter, Gerald Wiggins
    Not enough info (3):Lena Horne, Mike Renzi, Akira Tana
    Fred Katz Group  4 RECORDINGS:
  • Folk songs from far out folk - The Fred Katz Orchestras (1959)

    • Members: (RIP: Fred Katz)
    • Guests: Paul Horn + Billy Bean, Harry Betts, Jack Costanzo, Bob Enevoldsen, Gene Estes, George Roberts (RIP: Buddy Collette + Larry Bunker, Pete Candoli, Don Fagerquist)
    • Comments: Recorded in 1959.
  • Fred Katz And His Jammers - Fred Katz ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Fred Katz)
    • Guests: John Pisano + Gene Estes (RIP: Pete Candoli, Don Fagerquist, Billy Higgins, Leroy Vinnegar)
    • Comments: Recorded in 1958.
  • 4 5 6 Trio - Fred Katz ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Fred Katz)
    • Guests: John Pisano
    • Comments: Recorded in 1958.
  • Soulo cello - Fred Katz And His Music ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Fred Katz)
    • Guests: Paul Horn, John Pisano + Bill Green, Harry Klee (RIP: Buddy Collette + Calvin Jackson)
    • Comments: Recorded in 1957
    Frankie Laine Band   
    Other info on members of Frankie Laine Band (I know up to 2 members)
    Not enough info (1):Frankie Laine
    Ken Nordine Group  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Son of word jazz - Ken Nordine ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Fred Katz)
    • Comments: Recorded in 1958.
  • Word jazz - Ken Nordine ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Fred Katz)
    • Guests: Jimmy Bond, Paul Horn, John Pisano (RIP: Chico Hamilton)
    • Comments: Recorded in 1957.
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • How are things in your town? - Ken Nordine (1971)

    • Members: (RIP: Fred Katz)
    • Guests: Jimmy Bond, Paul Horn, Richard Marx, John Pisano (RIP: Chico Hamilton)
    • Comments: 2LP compilation with tracks taken from 4 different albums: Word jazz, Son of word jazz, Next word jazz and Word jazz volume two.
    Other info on members of Ken Nordine Group (I know up to 2 members)
    Not enough info (1):Ken Nordine

       SOME SESSIONS:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Dorothy Ashby Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • The Rubaiyat of Dorothy Ashby - Dorothy Ashby (1970)

    • Members: (RIP: Dorothy Ashby)
    • Guests: (RIP: Fred Katz)
    • Producer: Richard Evans
    • Comments: Recorded from November 1969 to January 1970.
    Other info on members of Dorothy Ashby Group (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Dorothy Ashby
    Bob Dylan Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid - Bob Dylan (1973)

    • Members: Bob Dylan + Jim Keltner, Roger McGuinn
    • Guests: Byron Berline, Priscilla Coolidge, Gary Foster, Carol Hunter, Booker T Jones, Russ Kunkel, Donna Weiss (RIP: Fred Katz)
    Other info on members of Bob Dylan Band (I know up to 108 members)
    Already covered (2):Kenny Buttrey, Levon Helm
    Old pages (1):Michael Kamen
    To be covered (105):Kenny Aaronson, Colin Allen, Jerome Arnold, Joan Baez, Bucky Baxter, Brady Blade, Norman Blake, Ronee Blakely, Mike Bloomfield, Mary Elizabeth Bridget, Harvey Brooks, Stephen Bruton, Gary Burke, T-Bone Burnett, Billy Burnette, Debra Byrd, Larry Campbell, Mike Campbell, Ray Cooper, Billy Cross, Charlie Daniels, Rick Danko, Carolyn Dennis, Cesar Diaz, Steve Douglas,... up to 105 musicians.
    Noel Harrison Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • The Great electric experiment is over - Noel Harrison (1968)

    • Members: (RIP: Noel Harrison)
    • Guests: James Burton, David Cohen, Jim Gordon, Joe Osborn (RIP: Herb Ellis, Fred Katz, Larry Knechtel, Luiz Henrique, Earl Palmer)
    Other info on members of Noel Harrison Band (I know up to 2 members)
    Not enough info (2):Noel Harrison, Phil Rossiter
    Pat Healy Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Just before dawn - Pat Healy ( - )

    • Guests: (RIP: Fred Katz)
    • Comments: Recorded in 1958.
    Deno Kannes  1 RECORDINGS:
  • The Kid from Salt Lake City - Deno Kannes ( - )

    • Guests: Bob Enevoldsen, Ronnie Lang, Carson Smith (RIP: Fred Katz, Marty Paich, Howard Roberts, Jimmy Rowles)
    Harpo Marx Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Harpo in hi fi - Harpo Marx ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Harpo Marx)
    • Guests: (RIP: Fred Katz)
    • Comments: Recorded in 1957.
    Carmen McRae Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Carmen for cool ones - Carmen McRae ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Carmen McRae)
    • Guests: Billy Bean, Vincent DeRosa, Bob Enevoldsen, Bill Green, Harry Klee (RIP: Milt Bernhart, Larry Bunker, Pete Candoli, Mahlon Clark, Buddy Collette, Calvin Jackson, Tommy Johnson, Fred Katz, Red Mitchell, Specs Wright)
    • Comments: Recorded in 1958.
    Other info on members of Carmen McRae Group (I know up to 30 members)
    Already covered (2):Donald Bailey, Stan Tracey
    To be covered (14):Pat Coil, Bob Cranshaw, Joel DiBartolo, Chuck Domanico, Chuck Flores, Eric Gunnison, Winard Harper, Jim Hughart, Mundell Lowe, Carmen McRae, Joe Pass, Mickey Roker, Jimmy Rowles, Cedar Walton
    Not enough info (14):Bernard Baron, Edward Bennett, Bob Bowman, Curtis Boyd, Ray Bryant, Betty Carter, Dick Katz, John Leftwich, Mat Mathews, Marshall Otwell, Mark Pulice, Norman Simmons, Victor Sproles, Tommy Williams
    Sidney Poitier Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Poitier meets Plato - Sidney Poitier ( - )

    • Guests: (RIP: Fred Katz)
    • Comments: Recorded in 1964.
    VVAA  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Jazz City presents... - VVAA (1958)

    • Guests: Bob Enevoldsen, William Kurasch (RIP: Don Fagerquist, Russ Garcia, Fred Katz, Howard Roberts, Frank Rosolino)

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    Fred Katz mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
    Chico Hamilton (16)
    Paul Horn (12)
    John Pisano (12)
    Carson Smith (11)
    Buddy Collette (9)
    Jim Hall (6)
    Bob Enevoldsen (4)
    Harry Klee (4)
    Pete Candoli (3)
    Don Fagerquist (3)

    Page created by Miguel Terol on: 17/December/2013 - Last modified on: 17/December/2013. If you want to contribute with info, please write to: molympus1@gmail.com

    Please, note than you can check the indexes (musicians, bands, obituaries) at the top of this page.

    Monday, 16 December 2013

    Tommy Whittle (sax)

    MINIMAL BIOGRAPHY:

    Tommy Whittle was a brilliant jazz sax player. He was born on October 13th, 1926 in Grangemouth, Scotland.

    Tommy played in many famous orchestras and big bands, such as Stan Kenton, Jack Parnell, Ted Heath, Johnny Dankworth, Cyril Stapleton, Don Lusher.

    Tommy Whittle passed away on October 13th, 2013 here in Spain due to pneumonia, the same day on his 87th birthday. He was married to jazz singer Barbara Jay.


    TOMMY WHITTLE GROUP


    This was the Tommy Whittle Group in 1956:

    TOMMY WHITTLE GROUP #?
    1956
    Brian Brocklehurst
    bass
    Eddie Thompson
    keyboards
    Jackie Dougan
    drums


    KENNY BAKER GROUP


    This was the Kenny Baker´s All Stars lineup that recorded the live album Baker´s jam in December 1974:

    KENNY BAKER GROUP #?
    1974
    Kenny Baker
    trumpet
    Tony Archer
    bass
    Tony Lee
    piano
    Danny Moss
    sax
    Don Lusher
    trombone
    Bill Eyden
    drums


    DON LUSHER ORCHESTRA


    Derek Watkins also joined his mate Don Lusher in his Orchestra. This was one of their lineups around 1987:

    DON LUSHER ORCHESTRA #?
    1987
    Don Lusher
    trombone, leader
    Derek Watkins
    trumpet
    Tony Fisher
    trumpet
    Derek Healey
    trumpet
    Kenny Baker
    trumpet
    Roy Willox
    sax
    Bill Geldard
    trombone
    Cliff Hardie
    trombone
    + others unknown to me. Help!


    TED HEATH ORCHESTRA


    After playing for decades (although its leader had passed away in 1969), Ted Heath Orchestra decided to dissolve, and they played a special farewell concert in December 2000:

    TED HEATH ORCHESTRA #?
    Dec 00
    Don Lusher
    director, trombone
    Dennis Lotis
    vocals
    Lennie Bush
    bass
    Brian Dee
    piano
    Tony Fisher
    trumpet
    Derek Watkins
    trumpet
    Don Lusher Orchestraê
    Ronnie Hughes
    trumpet
    Duncan Campbell
    trumpet
    Roy Willox
    sax
    Eddie Mordue
    sax
    Ray Swinfield
    sax
    Peter Hughes
    sax
    Bill Geldard
    trombone
    Jackie Armstrong
    trombone
    Ted Barker
    trombone
    Johnny Edwards
    trombone
    Jack Parnell
    drums

    A double live album was released, The farewell concert.

    After that, Don Lusher assembled his own orchestra, with some of these musicians.


    DON LUSHER ORCHESTRA (again)


    This was the Don Lusher Orchestra in July 2003:

    DON LUSHER ORCHESTRA #?
    2003
    Don Lusher
    trombone, leader
    Paul Morgan
    bass
    John Horler
    keyboards
    Tony Fisher
    trumpet
    Ronnie Hughes
    trumpet
    Annette Brown
    trumpet
    John Ruddick
    trumpet
    Bill Geldard
    trombone
    Colin Sheen
    trombone
    Colin Hill
    trombone
    Tracy Holloway
    trombone
    Eddie Mordue
    sax
    Bob Sydor
    sax
    Roy Willox
    flute
    Ray Swinfield
    flute
    Terry Jenkins
    drums


       BANDS AND SELECTED RECORDINGS:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Associated Television Orchestra   
    Other info on members of Associated Television Orchestra (I know up to 25 members)
    To be covered (8):Derrick Abbott, Jackie Armstrong, Lennie Bush, George Chisholm, Jock Cummings, Jack Parnell, Bobby Pratt, Ron Simmonds
    Not enough info (16):Bob Adams, Eve Boswell, Bob Burns, Laddy Busby, Freddy Clayton, Phil Goody, Dennis Hale, Jack Irving, Basil Jones, Tommy McQuater, Bobby Midgely, Irene Miller, Frank Reidy, Dougie Robinson, Norman Stenfalt, Jimmy Wilson
    Kenny Baker Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Baker´s jam - Kenny Baker´s All Stars (1975)

    • Members: (RIP: Kenny Baker + Bill Eyden, Tony Lee, Don Lusher, Danny Moss, Tommy Whittle)
    • Comments: Recorded live in December 1974.
    Other info on members of Kenny Baker Group (I know up to 14 members)
    Already covered (2):Bill Eyden, Stan Tracey
    To be covered (8):Vic Ash, Kenny Baker, Jack Fallon, Tubby Hayes, Bill Le Sage, Don Lusher, Danny Moss, Ray Premru
    Not enough info (3):Tony Archer, Tony Lee, Bobby Worth
    Johnny Dankworth Orchestra  1 RECORDINGS:
  • 5 steps to Dankworth - Johnny Dankworth (1957)

    • Members: Derrick Abbott, Jack Botterell, Garry Brown, Bert Courtley, Eric Dawson, Danny Elwood, Dickie Hawdon, Dave Lee, Alex Leslie, Bill Metcalf, Laurie Monk, Stan Palmer, Tony Russell, Colin Wright (RIP: Johnny Dankworth + Kenny Clare, Danny Moss, Tommy Whittle)
    Other info on members of Johnny Dankworth Orchestra (I know up to 65 members)
    Already covered (2):Harry Beckett, Derek Watkins
    To be covered (62):Derrick Abbott, Vic Ash, Robin Aspland, Ted Barker, Jack Botterell, Alan Branscombe, Garry Brown, Johnny Butts, Leon Calvert, Bob Carson, Kenny Clare, Tony Coe, Bert Courtley, Malcolm Creese, Pat Crumly, Alec Dankworth, Jacqueline Dankworth, Johnny Dankworth, Eric Dawson, Jimmy Deuchar, Roy East, Art Ellefson, Danny Elwood, Gus Galbraith, Allan Ganley,... up to 62 musicians.
    Ted Heath Orchestra  4 RECORDINGS:
  • Ted Heath at the London Palladium - Ted Heath And His Music (1953) (LIVE)

    • Members: Ronnie Hughes, Bobby Pratt, Roy Willox (RIP: Ted Heath + Jackie Armstrong, Don Lusher, Danny Moss, Ronnie Verrell, Tommy Whittle)
    • Comments: Recorded live in April 1953.
  • Strike up the band - Ted Heath And His Music (1953)

    • Members: Ronnie Hughes, Bobby Pratt, Roy Willox (RIP: Ted Heath + Jackie Armstrong, Don Lusher, Danny Moss, Ronnie Verrell, Tommy Whittle)
    • Guests: Albert Hall
  • At the London Palladium vol 1 - Ted Heath (1953)

    • Members: Ronnie Hughes, Bobby Pratt, Roy Willox (RIP: Ted Heath + Jackie Armstrong, Don Lusher, Danny Moss, Ronnie Verrell, Tommy Whittle)
  • The Ted Heath final concert - Ted Heath Band ( - ) (LIVE)

    • Members: Ted Barker, Brian Dee, Tony Fisher, Bill Geldard, Ronnie Hughes, Eddie Mordue, Ray Swinfield, Roy Willox (RIP: Jackie Armstrong, Lennie Bush, Don Lusher, Jack Parnell, Derek Watkins, Tommy Whittle)
    Other info on members of Ted Heath Orchestra (I know up to 54 members)
    Already covered (2):Stan Tracey, Derek Watkins
    To be covered (30):Jackie Armstrong, Kenny Baker, Ted Barker, Eddie Blair, Alan Branscombe, Lennie Bush, Ronnie Chamberlain, Keith Christie, Bert Courtley, Brian Dee, Bob Efford, Jack Fallon, Tony Fisher, Bill Geldard, Dave Goldberg, Ian Hamer, Ronnie Hughes, Bobby Lamb, Don Lusher, Eddie Mordue, Danny Moss, Jack Parnell, Bobby Pratt, Don Rendell, Ronnie Scott,... up to 30 musicians.
    Not enough info (21):Duncan Campbell, Jimmy Coombs, Johnny Edwards, Bert Ezard, Les Gilbert, Johnny Hawksworth, Ted Heath, Frank Horrox, Peter Hughes, George Hunter, Ike Isaacs, Cab Kaye, Ric Kennedy, Ken Kiddier, Basil Kirchin, Dennis Lotis, Henry Mackenzie, Stan Reynolds, Roland Shaw, Wally Smith, Bert Weedon
    Barbara Jay Group  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Reminiscing with Barbara Jay - Barbara Jay ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Tommy Whittle)
    • Guests: Alec Dankworth, Ralph Salmins, Julian Stringle
    • Comments: Recorded in August 2002.
  • Just friends - Barbara Jay ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Tommy Whittle)
    • Guests: John Critchinson, Brian Dee, Dave Green, John Horler, Bobby Orr, Dick Pearce, Martin Taylor (RIP: Lennie Bush, Martin Drew)
    • Comments: Recorded in 1982, 1988 and 1997.
    Other info on members of Barbara Jay Group (I know up to 2 members)
    Not enough info (1):Barbara Jay
    Laurie Johnson Orchestra   
    Other info on members of Laurie Johnson Orchestra (I know up to 3 members)
    To be covered (1):Kenny Napper
    Not enough info (1):Laurie Johnson
    Stan Kenton Orchestra   
    Other info on members of Stan Kenton Orchestra (I know up to 227 members)
    Already covered (4):Milt Bernhart, Larry Bunker, Joe Morello, Bud Shank
    To be covered (222):Pepper Adams, Sam Aleccia, Laurindo Almeida, Chico Alvarez, Jim Amlotte, John Anderson, Buddy Arnold, Don Bagley, Gabe Baltazar, Norman Baltazar, Michael Bard, Dave Barduhn, Gary Barone, Mike Barrowman, Dee Barton, Tim Bell, Max Bennett, Bob Benrendt, Ernie Bernhart, Eddie Bert, Harry Betts, Allan Beutler, Ralph Blaze, Bud Brisbois, Ray Brown,... up to 222 musicians.
    Tony Kinsey Group   
    Other info on members of Tony Kinsey Group (I know up to 25 members)
    Already covered (1):Derek Watkins
    Old pages (1):Pete Blannin
    To be covered (16):Gordon Beck, Dave Bishop, Jeff Clyne, Les Condon, Tony Fisher, Bill Geldard, Jimmy Hastings, Nigel Hitchcock, John Horler, Pete King, Tony Kinsey, Bill Le Sage, Chris Pyne, Don Rendell, Ronnie Ross, Jamie Talbot
    Not enough info (6):Joe Harriott, Paul Morgan, Hank Shaw, Chris Smith, Dave Willis, Ken Wray
    Don Lusher Orchestra  3 RECORDINGS:
  • The Don Lusher Big Band - The Don Lusher Big Band (1980)

    • Members: Tony Fisher, Bill Geldard, Eddie Mordue, Roy Willox (RIP: Don Lusher + Derek Healey, Tommy Whittle)
    • Guests: Keith Bird, Eddie Blair, Vic Flick, Tristan Fry, Henry Lowther, Nat Peck, Dave Richmond (RIP: Alan Downey, Angela Morley)
  • The Don Lusher Big Band pays tribute to the great bands volume two - The Don Lusher Big Band ( - )

    • Members: Tony Fisher, Bill Geldard, Cliff Hardie, Eddie Mordue, Ray Swinfield, Roy Willox (RIP: Don Lusher + Kenny Baker, Derek Healey, Derek Watkins, Tommy Whittle)
  • The Don Lusher Big Band pays tribute to the great bands - The Don Lusher Big Band ( - )

    • Members: Tony Fisher, Bill Geldard, Cliff Hardie, Eddie Mordue, Ray Swinfield (RIP: Don Lusher + Kenny Baker, Derek Healey, Derek Watkins, Tommy Whittle)
    • Guests: Ronnie Chamberlain, Bobby Lamb (RIP: Lennie Bush)
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • The Very best of The Don Lusher Big Band - The Don Lusher Big Band (2000)

    • Members: Tony Fisher, Cliff Hardie, Eddie Mordue, Ray Swinfield, Roy Willox (RIP: Don Lusher + Kenny Baker, Derek Healey, Derek Watkins, Tommy Whittle)
    • Guests: Simon Gardner, Peter Morgan
    Other info on members of Don Lusher Orchestra (I know up to 22 members)
    Already covered (1):Derek Watkins
    To be covered (12):Kenny Baker, Tony Fisher, Bill Geldard, Cliff Hardie, Derek Healey, John Horler, Ronnie Hughes, Don Lusher, Eddie Mordue, Ray Swinfield, Bob Sydor, Roy Willox
    Not enough info (8):Annette Brown, Colin Hill, Tracy Holloway, Terry Jenkins, Paul Morgan, John Ruddick, Colin Sheen, Sheila Southern
    Jack Parnell Orchestra   
    Other info on members of Jack Parnell Orchestra (I know up to 60 members)
    To be covered (24):Brian Brocklehurst, Kenny Clare, Jimmy Deuchar, Allan Ganley, Dave Goldberg, Albert Hall, Ian Hamer, Tubby Hayes, Derek Humble, Pete King, Bobby Lamb, Duncan Lamont, Bill Le Sage, Don Lusher, Eddie Mordue, Kenny Napper, Bobby Orr, Jack Parnell, Brian Perrin, Ronnie Scott, Phil Seamen, Ron Simmonds, Ronnie Stephenson, Roy Willox
    Not enough info (35):Gray Allard, Jerry Alvarez, Clarrie Baines, Kevin Balenzuela, Bill Bedford, Bob Burns, Laddy Busby, Johnny Edwards, Kenny Graham, Dennis Hale, Max Harris, Don Honeywell, George Hunter, Jo Hunter, Robin Kaye, Marion Keene, Ronnie Keene, Harry Klein, Terry Lewis, Irene Miller, Mo Miller, Mac Minshull, Jim Phillips, Harry Roche, Annie Ross,... up to 35 musicians.
    Bill Perkins Group   
    Other info on members of Bill Perkins Group (I know up to 2 members)
    To be covered (1):Bill Perkins
    Pizza Express All Stars   
    Other info on members of Pizza Express All Stars (I know up to 2 members)
    To be covered (1):Ronnie Verrell
    Cyril Stapleton Orchestra   
    Other info on members of Cyril Stapleton Orchestra (I know up to 5 members)
    Already covered (1):Joe Moretti
    To be covered (2):Johnny Harris, Jimmie Nicol
    Not enough info (1):Cyril Stapleton
    Tommy Whittle Group  5 RECORDINGS:
  • Waxing with Whittle - Tommy Whittle - Tonky Kinsey Trio (1954)

    • Members: Tony Kinsey (RIP: Tommy Whittle)
    • Comments: Recorded in April 1953 and March 1954.
  • Sax for dreamers - Tommy Whittle Quartet (1967)

    • Members: Jackie Dougan (RIP: Tommy Whittle)
    • Guests: (RIP: Lennie Bush)
    • Comments: Recorded in February 1967.
  • Straight eight - Tommy Whittle (1986)

    • Members: (RIP: Tommy Whittle)
    • Guests: Alan Barnes, Alec Dankworth, Alan Jackson (RIP: Mike Pyne)
  • Warm glow - Tommy Whittle (1992)

  • Grace notes - Tommy Whittle ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Tommy Whittle)
    • Guests: Jeff Green, Jim Richardson
    • Comments: Recorded in May 2003.
    Other info on members of Tommy Whittle Group (I know up to 8 members)
    To be covered (2):Brian Brocklehurst, Jackie Dougan
    Not enough info (5):Maurice Gawronsky, Dill Jones, Harry Klein, Mike Scott, Eddie Thompson

       SOME SESSIONS:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Brian Auger Band  1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Auger rhythms - Brian Auger´s musical history - Brian Auger (September 2003)

    • Members: Brian Auger + Dave Ambrose, Gary Boyle, Vic Briggs, Barry Dean, Dave Dowle, Steve Ferrone, Phil Kinorra, Lennox Laington, Rick Laird, Alex Ligertwood, Godfrey McLean, Jack Mills, Roger Sutton, Clive Thacker, Julie Tippett (RIP: Robbie McIntosh, Micky Waller)
    • Guests: Karma Auger + Colin Allen, Andre Ceccarelli, Jim Mullen, Alan Skidmore (RIP: Barry Reeves, Derek Wadsworth, Tommy Whittle, Marion Williams)
    • Comments: 2CD compilation with 12 unreleased tracks. It features tracks by: Brian Auger (7 tracks, all unreleased), Brian Auger Trinity with Julie Driscoll (9 tracks; 2 unreleased), Brian Auger´s Oblivion Express (10 tracks; 1 unreleased), Karma Auger (1 unreleased track) and Ali Auger (1 unreleased track).
    Other info on members of Brian Auger Band (I know up to 25 members)
    Already covered (1):Gary Boyle
    Old pages (2):Rick Brown, Micky Waller
    To be covered (22):Dave Ambrose, Brian Auger, Vic Briggs, Clive Chaman, Mike Clarke, Barry Dean, Dave Dowle, Steve Ferrone, Derek Frank, Glenn Hughes, Phil Kinorra, Lennox Laington, Rick Laird, Alex Ligertwood, John Lingwood, Robbie McIntosh, John McLaughlin, Godfrey McLean, Jack Mills, Roger Sutton, Clive Thacker, Julie Tippett
    Caravan  1 RECORDINGS:
  • For girls who grow plump in the night - Caravan (October 1973)

    • Members: Jimmy Hastings, Pye Hastings, John G Perry, Geoff Richardson, David Sinclair (RIP: Richard Coughlan)
    • Guests: John Beecham, Paul Buckmaster, Tony Coe, Mike Cotton, Martyn Ford, Rupert Hine, Henry Lowther, Chris Pyne, Frank Ricotti (RIP: Pete King, Tommy Whittle)
    • Technical: John Burns, David Grinsted, Derek Varnals (RIP: David Baker)
    Other info on members of Caravan (I know up to 16 members)
    Old pages (1):Derek Austin
    To be covered (15):Doug Boyle, Richard Coughlan, Stuart Evans, Jimmy Hastings, Pye Hastings, Jim Leverton, Dek Messecar, Steve Miller, John G Perry, Geoff Richardson, Jan Schelhaas, David Sinclair, Richard Sinclair, Mark Walker, Mike Wedgwood
    Tony Coe Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Tony´s basement - Tony Coe & The Lansdowne String Quartet (1967)

    • Members: Tony Coe
    • Guests: (RIP: Tony Gilbert, Bill Le Sage, Barry Morgan, Jack Rothstein, Tommy Whittle)
    Other info on members of Tony Coe Group (I know up to 5 members)
    Already covered (1):Stan Tracey
    To be covered (3):Tony Coe, Chris Laurence, Tony Oxley
    Not enough info (1):Derek Hogg
    Tony Crombie Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Whole lotta Tony - Tony Crombie (1961)

    • Members: (RIP: Tony Crombie + Gordon Beck)
    • Guests: Malcolm Cecil, Bobby Wellins (RIP: Harold McNair, Tommy Whittle)
    Other info on members of Tony Crombie Group (I know up to 8 members)
    Already covered (1):Stan Tracey
    To be covered (6):Gordon Beck, Tony Crombie, Jet Harris, Kenny Napper, Don Rendell, Ronnie Ross
    Not enough info (1):Maxine Daniels
    Elaine Delmar Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Elaine sings Wilder - Elaine Delmar (1966)

  • Other info on members of Elaine Delmar Band (I know up to 6 members)
    To be covered (4):Mario Castronari, Brian Dee, Duncan Lamont, Harvey Weston
    Not enough info (2):Elaine Delmar, Bobby Worth
    Georgie Fame Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • The Third face of Fame - Georgie Fame (1968)

    • Members: Georgie Fame + John McLaughlin (RIP: Bill Eyden, John Marshall, Derek Wadsworth)
    • Guests: Phil Bates, Greg Bowen, Tony Coe, Les Condon, Art Ellefson, Albert Hall, Bobby Haughey, Ronnie Scott, Terry Smith, Harry South, Gib Wallace (RIP: Gordon Beck, Arthur Greenslade, Ian Hamer, Tubby Hayes, Derek Healey, Derek Watkins, Tommy Whittle)
    • Technical: Mike Ross
    • Comments: Recorded during February and March 1968.
    Other info on members of Georgie Fame Band (I know up to 50 members)
    Already covered (7):Speedy Acquaye, Cliff Barton, Harry Beckett, Bill Eyden, Tex Makins, Joe Moretti, Big Jim Sullivan
    Old pages (4):Rick Brown, Ray Minhinnet, Ray Russell, Micky Waller
    To be covered (39):Colin Allen, Harvey Burns, Clive Burrows, Peter Coe, Elton Dean, Lyn Dobson, Mick Eve, Georgie Fame, Hughie Flint, Tommy Frost, Mike Gorman, Colin Green, Jon Hiseman, Bernie Holland, Glenn Hughes, Henry Lowther, Greg Lyon, John Marshall, John McLaughlin, Roy Mills, Mitch Mitchell, Dick Morrissey, Jimmie Nicol, Brian Odgers, Chris Pyne,... up to 39 musicians.
    Johnny Hawksworth Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • I´ve grown accostumed to my bass - Johnny Hawksworth (1964)

  • Other info on members of Johnny Hawksworth Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Johnny Hawksworth
    Murray Head Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Nigel lived - Murray Head (1972)

    • Guests: Clive Chaman, Phil Chen, Tony Coe, Ray Cooper, Mike Giles, Pete Giles, Sue Glover, Jimmy Hastings, Spike Heatley, Skaila Kanga, Chris Karan, Glen LeFleur, Sunny Leslie, Henry Lowther, Chris Mercer, Graham Preskett, Frank Ricotti, Peter Robinson, Fiachra Trench, Mark Warner, Dave Wintour (RIP: Barry De Souza, Nick DeCaro, Kay Garner, Cozy Powell, Jack Rothstein, Tommy Whittle)
    • Comments: A very fine singer, he sang lead in one of the roles for Jesus Christ Superstar. He has featured a quiet career, being one of his biggest hits the fantastic song 'Say it ain't so, Joe'.
      Nigel lived features the talents of Mark Warner (guitar), Clive Chaman (bass), Peter Giles (bass), Dave Wintour (bass), Peter Robinson (keyboards), Ray Cooper (percussion), Frank Ricotti (percussion), Henry Lowther (trumpet), Chris Mercer (sax), Cozy Powell (drums), Barry De Souza (drums), Michael Giles (drums, from King Crimson), Glen LeFleur (drums), plus Sue Glover and the late Kay Garner (Murray companion in ´Jesus Christ Superstar´) on vocals.
    Other info on members of Murray Head Band (I know up to 10 members)
    Already covered (2):Tim Renwick, Bob Weston
    Old pages (1):Micky Keene
    To be covered (5):Ginny Clee, Trevor Morais, Phil Palmer, Geoff Richardson, Alan Spenner
    Not enough info (2):Murray Head, Peter Veitch
    Neil Innes Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • The Innes book of records - Neil Innes (1979)

    • Members: Neil Innes
    • Guests: John Altman, Richard Brunton, Sharon Campbell, Mitch Dalton, Martin Drover, Stuart Elliott, Digby Fairweather, Keith Gemmell, Brian Holloway, Annie Kavanagh, Brian Lemon, Billy Livsey, Henry Lowther, Bruce Lynch, John Mumford, Paul Nieman, Dave Spence, Richard Studt, Peter Van Hooke, Nigel Warren-Green, Harvey Weston (RIP: Randy Colville, Pete Strange, Tommy Whittle)
    • Producer: Steve James
    Other info on members of Neil Innes Band (I know up to 3 members)
    To be covered (1):Neil Innes
    Not enough info (2):Tom Fry, J J Jones
    Johnny Keating Orchestra  2 RECORDINGS:
  • English jazz - Johnny Keating And All Stars (1956)

    • Guests: Eddie Blair, Ronnie Chamberlain, George Chisholm, Keith Christie, Bob Efford, Bobby Pratt, Don Rendell (RIP: Bill Le Sage, Don Lusher, Danny Moss, Ronnie Ross, Ronnie Verrell, Tommy Whittle)
  • Swinging Scots - Johnny Keating And His All Stars (1957)

    • Guests: Eddie Blair, George Chisholm, Duncan Lamont, Bobby Orr, Bobby Pratt (RIP: Jimmy Deuchar, Tommy McQuater, Ronnie Ross, Tommy Whittle)
    Other info on members of Johnny Keating Orchestra (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Johnny Keating
    Dave Lee Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Jazz improvisations of Our Man Crichton - Dave Lee (1965)

    • Members: Dave Lee
    • Guests: Eddie Blair, Keith Christie, Spike Heatley, Alfie Reece, Kenny Wheeler, Roy Willox (RIP: Kenny Clare, Tubby Hayes, Ronnie Ross, Ronnie Stephenson, Tommy Whittle)
    The London Starlight Dance Orchestra  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Trippin´ the light fantastic - The London Starlight Dance Orchestra (April 1998)

    • Guests: Peter Beckett, Mark Berrow, Tony Burrows, Alan Carvell, Simon Gardner, Roger Garland, Greg Knowles, Henry Lowther, Eddie Mordue, Paul Morris, George Robertson, Steve Sidwell, Ray Swinfield (RIP: Kay Garner, Derek Healey, Don Lusher, Tommy Whittle)
  • Silver strings autumn leaves - The London Starlight Dance Orchestra (April 1998)

    • Guests: Levine Andrade, Roy Babbington, Madeline Bell, Mark Berrow, Tommy Blaize, Gordon Campbell, Nigel Carter, Lance Ellington, Roger Garland, George Robertson, Ray Swinfield, Patrick White (RIP: Kay Garner, Derek Healey, Tommy Whittle)
    Paul McCartney Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Give my regards to Broad Street - Paul McCartney (October 1984)

    • Members: Paul McCartney (RIP: Linda McCartney)
    • Guests: Ringo Starr + Vic Ash, John Barclay, Anne Dudley, Dave Edmunds, Stuart Elliott, Herbie Flowers, David Gilmour, Derek Grossmith, Patrick Halling, Bobby Haughey, Jerry Hey, Ronnie Hughes, Louis Johnson, John Paul Jones, Jody Linscott, Charles Loper, Steve Lukather, Dave Mattacks, Eddie Mordue, Chris Pyne, Chris Spedding, Eric Stewart, Stan Sulzmann, Ray Swinfield, Dan Willis (RIP: Jackie Armstrong, Eric Ford, Tony Gilbert, Philip Jones, Dick Morrissey, Jeff Porcaro, Derek Watkins, Tommy Whittle)
    • Producer: George Martin
    • Technical: Geoff Emerick
    Other info on members of Paul McCartney Band (I know up to 23 members)
    Old pages (2):Denny Laine, Jimmy McCulloch
    To be covered (21):Rusty Anderson, Geoff Britton, Howie Casey, Blair Cunningham, Tony Dorsey, Joe English, Mick Green, Steve Holley, Steve Howard, Laurence Juber, Abe Laboriel Jr, Linda McCartney, Paul McCartney, Henry McCullough, Robbie McIntosh, Brian Ray, Thadeus Richard, Denny Seiwell, Hamish Stuart, Chris Whitten, Paul ´Wix´ Wickens
    Daniele Patucchi Orchestra  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Brasil meu amor - Daniele Patucchi Orchestra (1977)

    • Guests: Tony Coe, Bob Efford, Tony Fisher, David Horler, Jim Lawless, Eddie Mordue, Nat Peck, Stan Roderick, Darryl Runswick, Kenny Wheeler, Roy Willox (RIP: Kenny Baker, Alan Downey, Tony Gilbert, Don Lusher, Derek Watkins, Tommy Whittle)
    Other info on members of Daniele Patucchi Orchestra (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Daniele Patucchi
    George Shearing Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • How beautiful is night - George Shearing (September 1992)

    • Members: (RIP: George Shearing)
    • Guests: Levine Andrade, Mark Berrow, Bill Geldard, Skaila Kanga, Anthony Pleeth, Frank Ricotti, John Rooke, Ray Swinfield, Roy Willox (RIP: Robert Farnon, Allan Ganley, Don Lusher, Tommy Whittle)
    • Producer: John Snyder
    • Technical: Andrew Taylor
    Other info on members of George Shearing Group (I know up to 22 members)
    Already covered (1):John Guerin
    To be covered (11):Cannonball Adderley, Jimmy Bond, Buddy De Franco, Marjorie Hyams, Al McKibbon, Armando Peraza, Emil Richards, Ed Shaughnessy, Andy Simpkins, Grady Tate, Toots Thielemans
    Not enough info (10):Denzil Best, Percy Bryce, John Levy, Ray Mosca, Steve Nelson, George Shearing, Louis Stewart, Neil Swainson, Brian Torff, Chuck Wayne
    Rosemary Squires Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Second spin - Rosemary Squires ( - )

    • Guests: Vic Ash, Brian Dee, Jim Richardson (RIP: Martin Drew, Tommy Whittle)
    VVAA  4 RECORDINGS:
  • Tony Crombie - a tribute - VVAA (2000)

    • Guests: Alan Branscombe, Malcolm Cecil, Victor Feldman, Ronnie Scott, Harry South (RIP: Gordon Beck, Lennie Bush, Miles Davis, Jimmy Deuchar, Tubby Hayes, Harold McNair, Stan Tracey, Tommy Whittle)
  • Jazz at The Flamingo - 10th anniversary tribute - VVAA ( - ) (LIVE)

    • Guests: Phil Bates, Pete Blannin, Alan Branscombe, George Chisholm, Les Condon, Bert Courtley, Jackie Dougan, Eddie Harvey, Don Rendell, Stan Roderick, Ronnie Scott, Terry Shannon (RIP: Tony Crombie, Jimmy Deuchar, Bill Eyden, Jack Fallon, Allan Ganley, Tubby Hayes, Bill Le Sage, Ray Premru, Ronnie Ross, Tommy Whittle)
    • Comments: Sampler of live tracks recorded from 1953 to 1959. Artists featured are: Flamingo All Stars, London Jazz Quartet, Ronnie Ross Quintet (with Pete Blannin), Eddie Thompson Trio, Tommy Whittle Quintet, Tony Crombie Orchestra, Harry Klein & Derek Smith Trio and The Jazz Couriers (with Bill Eyden).
  • The Ella Fitzgerald songbook revisited - VVAA ( - )

    • Guests: Jim Richardson, Steve Waterman (RIP: Tommy Whittle)
    • Comments: Recorded in June 2000.
  • The Ella Fitzgerald songbook - VVAA ( - )

    • Guests: Brian Dee, Jim Richardson (RIP: Maxine Daniels, Tommy Whittle)
    • Comments: Recorded April 1994.

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    RELATED VIDEO LINKS: 1
    Disclaimer: I don´t own or upload any of the videos linked here. I just include links to live videos that are already available, in order to show the work of this musician. Anyway, if someone feels that some link shouldn't be included, please write me at the email address shown below. And if you know of more videos featuring Tommy Whittle, please, also write me with the link.
    • Don Lusher - Peanut Vendor
    • Don Lusher Orchestra live in 1987. (Resolution: 360)
      Featuring: Kenny Baker, Tony Fisher, Bill Geldard, Cliff Hardie, Derek Healey, Don Lusher, Derek Watkins, Tommy Whittle, Roy Willox. Rest of the orchestra unknown to me.


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    Tommy Whittle mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
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    Derek Healey (7)
    Derek Watkins (7)
    Tony Fisher (6)
    Danny Moss (6)
    Wally Smith (6)
    Jackie Armstrong (5)

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