The Lost Tapes

Tape No.8 in the series

Here's a tape that I think Louis gave me, or I picked it up somewhere, and what a lovely tape it is, I can't believe I haven't played it more often. Sadly Louis left us  on the 3rd February 2020, but thankfully his music lives on, and this tape is a fitting tribute.



Trumpeter PAUL BONNER, reedman TONY WESTON and banjoist/leader LOUIS LINCE are joined by the tuba playing of their guest JOHN BEECHAM for their interpretations of a variety of tunes from the last 80 years or so. From popular songs to ballads to hymns . . . the band have always felt that a pleasant melody should be the basis of a performance rather than the outmoded viewpoint that "only certain tunes are jazz tunes". From New Orleans to Chicago and on to Europe, via New York, there have always been small or short bands. People like Johnny Dodds, George Lewis and Clarence Williams all led and recorded with three and four piece bands. So, in this long and honourable tradition LOUIS LINCE'S BACKSTAIRS BOYS show what can be done with the format. . . . Sit back and enjoy a programme of New Orleans small band music . . . close your eyes and let your mind drift through the French quarter of New Orleans or the South Side of 1920s Chicago.

Jill Story


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