Recordings

Richard Leach’s 7 Stars of Jazz Recordings

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A Tip of the Hat: Volume 1
Line-up

Gary Wood trumpet, vocal; Chris Pearce clarinet soprano & tenor sax; Richard Leach trombone, vocal; Rod Kelly piano; Ian Parry guitar, banjo; John Fellows double bass; Graham Smith drums.

PEK Sound: PKCD-399
Recorded September 2015
Total playing time: 64m 05s

Tracks:- My Blue Heaven; Basin Street Blues; It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing); When You And I Were Young Maggie; Fidgety Feet; When It’s Sleepy Time Down South; I Wish I Knew How It Felt To Be Free; Oh Baby; Sunday; It Had To Be You; Dippermouth Blues

A Tip of the Hat: Volume 2
Line-up
Gary Wood trumpet, vocal; Chris Pearce clarinet soprano & tenor sax; Richard Leach trombone, vocal; Rod Kelly piano; Ian Parry guitar, banjo; John Fellows double bass; Graham Smith drums.

PEK Sound: PKCD-400
Recorded September 2015
Total playing time: 59m 50s

Tracks:- Rosetta; Just Squeeze Me; Ce M’sieur Qui Parle; Body and Soul; Way Down Yonder in New Orleans; China Boy; New Orleans; Home; Lover Come Back to Me; Hindustan

Serenade in Blue
Line-up
Gordon Whitworth trumpet, vocal; Chris Pearce clarinet soprano sax, alto sax, tenor sax; Richard Leach trombone, vocal; Mike Graver piano; Brian Mellor guitar, banjo, vocal; Roger Davis double bass; Graham Smith drums.

PEK Sound: PKCD-346
Recorded October 2009
Total playing time: 1:42m 45s

Tracks:- Disc One: Ce Monsieur Qui Parle; Someday Sweetheart; I Wished On The Moon; What’s New; After You’ve Gone; Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea; Way Down Upon The Swanee River; I’ll Always Be In Love With You; Savoy Blues
Disc Two: Dardanella; Serenade in Blue; Tangerine; Montmartre; Nothing Blues; Georgia Cabin; On The Sunny Side Of The Street; Swing That Music; Everybody Loves My Baby

Classic Welsh
Line-up
Gordon Whitworth
trumpet,vocal; Chris Pearce clarinet alto sax; Richard Leach trombone, vocal; Mike Graver piano; Brian Mellor guitar, banjo, vocal; Roger Davis double bass; Graham Smith drums.

PEK Sound: PKCD-328
Recorded April 2008
Total playing time: 79m 36s

Tracks:- At Sundown; Exactly Like You; If I Had A Talking Picture Of You; No Moon At All; Stan’s Dance; Hindustan; Davenport Blues; Maple Leaf Rag; When The Midnight Choo Choo leaves For Alabam; You Made Me Love You; Autumn Leaves; Come Back Sweet Papa; Saint James Infirmary Blues; I Surrender Dear; Farewell Blues

Chicago Echoes
Line-up
Allen Beechey trumpet; Chris Pearce clarinet soprano sax, alto sax; Richard Leach trombone, vocal; Mike Graver piano; Brian Mellor guitar, banjo, vocal; Roger Davis double bass; Graham Smith drums.

PEK Sound: PKCD-307
Recorded November, 2006
Total playing time: 79m 07s

Tracks:-China Boy; You Took Advantage Of Me; Monday Date; New Orleans; Jazz Me Blues; Dippermouth Blues; A Ghost Of A Chance; Girl Of My Dreams; Mandy, Make Up Your Mind; Just Relax; FidgetyFeet; Crying My Heart Out For You; Home; Christopher Columbus

'In Character'
Line-up
Gordon Whitworth trumpet, vocal; Chris Pearce clarinet, soprano sax, alto sax, tenor sax; Richard Leach trombone, vocal; Mike Graver piano; Brian Mellor guitar, banjo, vocal; Roger Davis double bass; Graham Smith drums.

PEK Sound: PKCD-296
Recorded April 2006
Total Playing Time: 71m 23s

Tracks:-Royal Garden Blues; Sugar (I Call My Baby My Sugar); My Gal Sal; Good Queen Bess; Just One More Chance;The Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave To Me; Just Squeeze Me; Rosetta; Dapper Dan; Flamingo; I’m In The Market For You; Sleepy Time Gal; Original Dixieland One-Step; Old Rockin’ Chair; Chinatown My Chinatown

Strike Two
Line-up
John Burnett trumpet, vocal; Rod Chambers clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax, vocals; Richard Leach trombone; Mike Graver piano; Brian Mellor guitar, banjo, vocal; Len Thwaites double bass; Brian Price drums.

PEK Sound: PKCD-267
Recorded December 2004
Total Playing Time: 75m 43s

Tracks:– There ‘ll Be Some Changes Made; It Had To Be You; Everybody Loves My Baby; When I Take My Sugar To Tea; Shiny Stockings; Lover Come Back To Me; Trust In Me; Muskrat Ramble; Way Down Yonder In New Orleans; Marie; That Old Feeling; Rose Room; I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me; Doggin’ Around

Bordering on the Welsh
Line-up
John Burnett trumpet, vocal; Rod Chambers clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax, vocals; Richard Leach trombone; Mike Graver piano; Brian Mellor guitar, banjo, vocal; Len Thwaites double bass; Brian Price drums.

PEK Sound: PKCD-243
Recorded December 2003
Total Playing Time: 73m 15s

Tracks:- S’wonderful; Sweeping The Blues Away; That’s A Plenty; Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams; Willow Weep For Me; Out Of Nowhere; I Want A Little Girl; I’ve Got A Feeling I’m Falling; As Long As I Live; Sweet Lorraine; Once In A While;Georgia On My Mind; Oh Baby!;

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