At the age of 15, a recording of Jimmy Rushing with Count Basie was Paul Jones’s introduction to the sound of Big Band blues. 60 years later via Manfred Mann, Eric Clapton, The Blues Band and BBC’s The Blues Show Jones revisits that early inspiration with a powerhouse Big Band backing him in a selection of his personal blues and swing favourites!
Vocal & Harmonica: Paul Jones
Trumpets: Simon Gardner Enrico Tomasso Stuart Henderson Tom Gardner
Trombones: Ian Bateman Terry Kelly Jon Hopes Justin Pavey
Saxophones: Alan Barnes Pete Long Richard Exall Robert Fowler Amy Roberts
Rhythm: Dan Moore – piano, Denny Ilett – guitar, Andy Crowdy – bass, Julie Saury – drums