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George Chisholm was born in Glasgow, Scotland into a musical family, on March 29th,1915. He started taking piano lessons at the age of ten and by fourteen was playing in a local dance band as well as playing accompinaments to silent pictures at a local cinema. While playing a six month engagement at a restaurant in Edinburgh he learnt to play his younger brother's trumpet and subsequently switched to trombone at the age of eighteen. His first professional job was with Duncan Whytes' band at the Glasgow Playhouse, but when Teddy Joyce brought his band to Glasgow in 1935 and offered a pay rise George went to London with the Teddy Joyce Band. Soon he was out of work, anxously waiting for a job to turn up. He returned to Glasgow, discouraged and planning to give up on a career in music.

He got another opportunity with Teddy Joyce and returnes to London in January, 1937 but again the job did not work out and he was on the verge of returning to Scotland until he got a lucky break and joined the resident band at the Nest Club in Central London. This club was visited by visiting American jazz musicians like coleman Hawkins and Fats Waller and this led to him working in Holland with Benny Carter's band in 1937 and recording with Fats Waller in 1938. Returning to England at the end of 1937 he worked with Ambrose until just before the outbreak of World War II in 1940, when along with other jazz musicians he organised the short lived Heralds Of Swing. War came after a few months and along with most of the others in the band he joined the RAF. The RAF Dance Orchestra was formed with a nucleus of these musicians and later became known as The Squadronaires. As well as playing trombone Chisholm wrote many of the band's arrangements.


George Chisholm

He remained with The Squadronaires after demobilisation and remained with them until the summer of 1950 when he grew weary of the travelling and settled in London. He played the clubs and with Alan Kane's band at the "Cafe Anglais". When the BBC Showband was formed at the end of 1952 he joined and remained until 1957.
He had a spell with Jack Parnell's ATV Orchestra until in 1961 he joined the Black and White Minstrel's TV show. From 1965 he freelanced and appeared on many shows on stage, radio (the goon show), and television and began to develop his own comedy routines.
He was a virtuoso trombone player who could adapt his style, chameleon like, to fit into many types of jazz and non jazz groups. He never lost his enthusiasm for jazz although he worked mainly in the studios until the early 1990s until persistent ill health forced his retirement. He died in December, 1997. It is probably true to say that Chisholm was one of the most original jazz soloists Britain has produced with an individual sound and style that could be recognised within a few bars of a song. The details listed here are jazz records he made with other jazz musicians, sometimes as leader sometimes as a sideman.
In the 1950s he was regularly voted top jazz trombonist in the annual Melody Maker readers poll although in truth he never really belonged to any regular jazz group other than the popular Kenny Baker's Dozen. His jazz records were made with studio assembled groups.

Gerry Moore and his Chicago Brethren - February 22nd, 1937 (Decca F6347)
Johnny Claes (tp), George Chisholm (tb), Jimmy Williams (cl), Reggie Dare (ts), Gerry Moore (p), Jimmy Reid (b), Ben Edwards (d).
Honeysuckle Rose*#/Lady Be Good*.
(*Timeless CD - George Chisholm - Early Days)
(#Retrospective CD - George Chisholm The Gentleman of Jazz - A Centenary Tribute)

Danny Polo and his Swing Stars - January 11th, 1938 (Decca)
Tommy McQuater (cnt), George Chisholm (tb), Danny Polo (cl), Eddie Macauley (p), Norman Brown (g), Dick Ball (b), Dudley Barber (d).
Jazz Me Blues (two takes)**#/Don't Try Your Jive On Me*#/Mazeltov*#/If You were The Only Girl In The World (two takes)^**#.
(*Timeless CD - George Chisholm - Early Days)
(^Proper Records 4CD Box set - Jazz in Britain 1919 - 1950)

(#Retrospective CD - George Chisholm The Gentleman of Jazz - A Centenary Tribute)

Vic Lewis and Carlo Krahmer Band - June 30th, 1938 (Lincon Rhythm Style)
Leslie 'Jiver' Hutchinson (tp), George Chisholm (tb), Bertie King (cl,as), George Shearing (p), Vic Lewis (g), Joe Muslin (b), Carlo Krahmer (d,vib).
I Aint Got Nobody*/Shine On Harvest Moon*#/Angry*/Stooge Blues*#.
(*Candid CD - Vic Lewis 'The Golden Years' 1938,1945 and 1946)
(#Retrospective CD - George Chisholm The Gentleman of Jazz - A Centenary Tribute)

George Chisholm and his Jive Five - October 12th, 1938 (Decca)
Tommy McQuater (cnt), George Chisholm (tb), Benny Winestone (cl,ts), Eddie Macauley (p), Tiny Winters (b), Dudley Barber (d).
Let's Go (two takes)**#/No Smoking*/To Stop The Train Pull The Chain (unissued)/Archer Street Drag*#/Rosetta*#/You'll Always Be Mine*#
(*Timeless CD - George Chisholm - Early Days)
(#Retrospective CD - George Chisholm The Gentleman of Jazz - A Centenary Tribute)

November 10th, 1938 (Decca)
Personnel as October 12th, add Al Ferguson (g).
Penalty 5 Pounds*/No Smoking*.
(*Timeless CD - George Chisholm - Early Days)
(*Retrospective CD - George Chisholm The Gentleman of Jazz - A Centenary Tribute)

Lew Stone and his Stonecrackers - March 17th, 1941 (Decca)
Archie Craig (tp), George Chisholm, Eric Breeze, Woolf Phillips (tb), Andy McDevitt (cl), Aubrey Frank (ts), Jack Penn (p), Ivor Mairants (g), Charlie Short (b), Jock Jacobson (d), Lew Stone (dir).
Missouri Scrambler/Wednesday Night Hop/Singin' In The Rain*/Ja-da*.
(*Vocalion CD - Lew Stone Vol 7, My kind of music)

Lew Stone and his Stonecrackers - May 22nd, 1941 (Decca)
Dave Wilkins (tp), George Chisholm, Eric Breeze, Abe Walters (tb), Andy McDevitt (cl), Aubrey Frank (ts), Jack Penn (p), Ivor Mairants (g), Charlie Short (b), Jock Cummings (d), Lew Stone (dir).
Aunt Hagar's Blues*/Beale Street Blues (two takes)/At The Jazz Band Ball*#/Get Happy (two takes).
(*Timeless CD - George Chisholm - Early Days)
(#Retrospective CD - George Chisholm The Gentleman of Jazz - A Centenary Tribute)

Melody Maker's Competition Band - May 31st, 1942 (Decca)
Dave Wilkins, Kenny Baker, Tommy McQuater (tp), George Chisholm, Woolf Phillips (tb), Harry Parry (cl), Harry Hayes (as), George Evans, Aubrey Frank, Reggie Dare (ts), George Shearing (p), Joe Deniz (g), Tommy Bromley (b), Jock Cummings (d).
Red Duster Rag*/Red Duster Rag.
(*Hep Records CD - Kenny Baker, Birth of a Legend '41-'46)
(*Proper Records 4CD Box set - Jazz in Britain 1919 - 1950)


Victor Silvester's Jive Band - November 13th, 1943 (Columbia FB2980)
Frenchie Sartell (tp), George Chisholm (tb), E.O. Pogson (cl,ts), Slim Wilson (p), Archie Slavin (g), George Senior (b), Ben Edwards (d), Victor Silvester (arr,ldr).
Stompin' At The Savoy*#/Way Down Yonder In New Orleans*/Ida (unissued).
(*Vocalion CD - Victor Silvester Stars over Rio)
(#Retrospective CD - George Chisholm The Gentleman of Jazz - A Centenary Tribute)

Victor Silvester's Jive Band - December 18th, 1943 (Columbia FB2989)
Tommy McQuater (tp), George Chisholm (tb), E.O. Pogson (cl,ts), Billy Munn (p), Archie Slavin (g), George Senior (b), Ben Edwards (d), Victor Silvester (arr,ldr).
Pardon Me Pretty Baby/Crazy Rhythm.

January 14th, 1944 (Columbia FB2996)
Personnel as December 18th, 1943.
I'm Coming Virginia/Poor Butterfly#.
(#Retrospective CD - George Chisholm The Gentleman of Jazz - A Centenary Tribute)

Victor Silvester's Jive Band - February 12th, 1944 (Columbia FB3004)
Tommy McQuater (tp), George Chisholm (tb), E.O. Pogson (cl,ts), Billy Munn (p), George Elliott (g), George Senior (b), Ben Edwards (d), Victor Silvester (arr,ldr).
I Wish I Were Twins/You Took Advantage Of Me*.
(*Vocalion CD - Victor Silvester Stars over Rio)

February 17th, 1944 (Columbia FB3008)
Personnel as February 12th.
How Am I To Know/Ida#.
(#Retrospective CD - George Chisholm The Gentleman of Jazz - A Centenary Tribute)

Vic Lewis Jam Session Vol-1 1944-1945 The War Years - mid February, 1944 (Harlequin)
Billy Jones, Jake Coven (tp), George Chisholm (tb), Johnny Mince (cl), Joe Gudice (ts), Dick Katz (p), Vic Lewis (g,vcl), Charlie Short (b), Jack Parnell (d).
Johnny's Idea/Wigmore Blues (vocal JL)/Ja Da/Wigmore Jump/Tea For Two/Ain't Misbehavin'/My Blue Heaven/Someday Sweetheart.

George Chisholm and his Orchestra - May 23rd, 1944 (Decca)
Tommy McQuater, Kenny Baker, Stan Roderick, Alfie Noakes (tp), George Chisholm, Eric Breeze, Bruce Campbell (tb), Harry Hayes Dougie Robinson (as), Andy McDevitt, Jimmy Skidmore (ts), Jimmy Durant (bs,sop), Billy Munn (p), Ivor Mairants (g), Jack Collier (b), Jock Cummings (d).
Mood For Trumpet*/All Is Not Gold That Jitters*#.
(#Hep Records CD - Kenny Baker, Birth of a Legend '41-'46)
(*Timeless CD - George Chisholm - Early Days)
(#Retrospective CD - George Chisholm The Gentleman of Jazz - A Centenary Tribute)

George Chisholm and his Jive Eight - May 23rd, 1944 (Decca)
Tommy McQuater (tp), George Chisholm (tb), Andy McDevitt (cl), Harry Hayes (as), Jimmy Skidmore (ts), Billy Munn (p), Ivor Mairants (g), Jack Collier (b), Jock Cummings (d).
Little Earle*/Broadhurst Garden Blues*.
(*Timeless CD - George Chisholm - Early Days)
(*Retrospective CD - George Chisholm The Gentleman of Jazz - A Centenary Tribute)

Harry Hayes and his Band - February 7th, 1945 (HMV)
Kenny Baker (tp), George Chisholm (tb), Harry Hayes (as), Bill Lewington (bs), Norman Stenfalt (p), Archie Slavin (g), Tommy Bromley (b), George Firestone (d).
Drop Me Off At Harlem*#.
(*Hep Records CD - Kenny Baker, Birth of a Legend '41-'46)
(# Harry Hayes 2 CD set - Harry Hayes and his Band - HMV recordings)

George Chisholm and his Orchestra/Jive Eight - April 19th, 1945 (Decca)
Personnel similar to May 23rd, 1944 add Denny Dennis (vcl).
Rustle Of Swing (unissued)/Just For A Thrill (vocal DD unissued)/She's Funny That Way (unissued)/Trees (unissued).

Melody Maker's Jazz Rally - June 29th, 1947 (All issued on Columbia)
Reg Arnold (tp), George Chisholm (tb), Bertie King (as) Cliff Townsend (vln), Ralph Sharon (p), Frank Deniz (g), Jack Collier (b), Jock Cummings (d).
I've Found A New Baby.

Bertie King's Jazzband - October 28th, 1954 (Columbia)
Tommy McQuater (tp), George Chisholm (tb), Bertie King (ts,cl), Mike McKenzie (p), Cedric West (g), Sammy Stokes (b), Eddie Taylor (d).
Rosetta/All Of Me/Big House Blues/Small Hour Fantasy.

Bertie King Jazz Group - April 6th, 1955 (Polygon JTL5)
Kenny Baker (tp), George Chisholm (tb), Bertie King (as,cl), Harry Klein (bs), Dill Jones (p), Cedric West (g), Frank Clarke (b), Eddie Taylor (d).
Blues In My Heart#/Blue Lou*#/Once Upon A Time#.
(*Castle 3CD box set - Too Hot - The Best of British Mainstream Jazz)
(#Vocalion CD - Kenny Baker & The Jazz Today Unit - Operation Jam Session)

Jazz Today Unit - April 20th, 1955 (Nixa NJE1006) (JMC11)
Kenny Baker (tp), George Chisholm (tb), Vic Ash (cl), Bertie King (as), Jimmy Skidmore (ts), Harry Klein (bs), Dill Jones (p), Bill Le Sage (acc), Cedric West (g), Frank Clarke (b), Eddie Taylor (d).
Symphony In Riffs (part 1)*#/Symphony In Riffs (part 2)#.
(*Castle 3CD box set - Too Hot - The Best of British Mainstream Jazz)
(#Retrospective CD - George Chisholm The Gentleman of Jazz - A Centenary Tribute)

Kenny Baker and his Dozen - May 6th and 10th, 1955 (Baker's Dozen Vol 1 - Nixa NPT19003)
Kenny Baker, Freddy Clayton (tp), George Chisholm (tb), EO Pogson, Harry Hayes, Harry Klein, Keith Bird, Freddie Ballerini (reeds), Bill McGuffie (p), Martin Slavin (vib), Joe Muddel (b), Eric Delaney (d).
Baker's Boogie*/Ev'ntide*/Phil The Fluter's Ball*/Bugle Call Rag*/Harlem Twist*/Blues I Love To Sing*/Mean Dog Blues*#/Delerium*.
(#Castle 3 CD box set - Too Hot - The Best of British Mainstream Jazz)
(*Vocalion CD - Kenny Baker Presents Baker's Dozen Vol. 1 & The Half Dozen)

Kenny Baker and his Dozen - May 26th, 1955 (Nixa NPT19020)
Kenny Baker, Tommy McQuater (tp), Jackie Armstrong, George Chisholm (tb), EO Pogson, Harry Hayes, Keith Bird (reeds), Derek Collins (ts) Harry Klein (bs), Norman Stenfalt (p), Bill Le Sage (vib), Lennie Bush (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Bugler's Lament/There'll Never Be Another You/If You Were The Only Girl/Whistle And I'll Come To You/Gal From Joe's/Coquette/We'll Always Be Sweethearts/Too Cool For The Blues*.
(*Castle 3 CD box set - Too Hot - The Best of British Mainstream Jazz)

Kenny Baker and his Dozen - c1955 (?)
probable personnel: Kenny Baker, Tommy McQuater (or Freddy Clayton) (tp), Keith Christie, George Chisholm (tb), EO Pogson, Harry Hayes, Keith Bird (reeds), Derek Collins (ts) Harry Klein (bs), Derek Smith (p), Bill Le Sage (vib), Joe Muddel (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Midriff*/Bugler's Lament*/The Blues I Love To Sing*/The Moon Is Low*/I Can't Escape From You*/Straight Life*/9.20 Special*/In A Sentimental Mood*/We'll Be Together Again*/Plymouth Rock*/Oh! You Beautiful Doll*/Woofti*/My Blue Heaven*/Not Really The Blues*/C'est Ci Bon*/Duke's Jam*.
(*Jasmine CD - Kenny Baker's Dozen Play Not Quite Two Dozen)

Kenny Baker and his Half Dozen - c1955 (?)
probable personnel: Kenny Baker (tp), George Chisholm (tb), Derek Collins (cl) Derek Smith (p), Joe Muddel (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Keeping Out Of Mischief Now*/Oh! Baby*/Button Up Your Overcoat*/Puttin' On The Ritz*/Apex Blues*/I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter*.
(*Jasmine CD - Kenny Baker's Dozen Play Not Quite Two Dozen)

Johnny Keating All Stars - March 19th and 20th, 1956 (British Jazz - Oriole MG20011)
Don Lusher, George Chisholm, Maurice Pratt, Keith Christie (tb), Bill Le Sage (p), Johnny Hawksworth (b), Ronnie Verrell (d).
Quads Talk*.
Don Lusher, George Chisholm, Maurice Pratt, Keith Christie (tb), Don Rendell (ts), Bill Le Sage (p), Johnny Hawksworth (b), Ronnie Verrell (d).
Fair Diana*.
(*Vocalion CD - British Jazz & Swinging Scots)
(*Real Gone Jazz 4 CD set - Don Rendell Six Classic Albums plus bonus tracks)

George Chisholm and his Orchestra - March 23rd, 1956 (Decca LK4147)
George Chisholm, Ken Goldie (tb), Bertie King (as), Derek Collins (ts), Alan Clare (p), Ike Isaacs (g), Joe Muddel (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Blue's For Two's*#/'Deed I Do*/Lazy River*#.
(*Vocalion CD - "Chis" The Art of George Chisholm)
(#Retrospective CD - George Chisholm The Gentleman of Jazz - A Centenary Tribute)

George Chisholm and his Orchestra - March 29th, 1956 (Decca LK4147)
George Chisholm (tb), Joe Harriott (as), Bob Burns (cl,ts), Harry Klein (bs), Max Harris (p), Jack Llewelyn (g), Joe Muddel (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Makin' Whoopee*/I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues*#/Georgetta*#.
(*Vocalion CD - "Chis" The Art of George Chisholm)
(#Retrospective CD - George Chisholm The Gentleman of Jazz - A Centenary Tribute)

George Chisholm and his Orchestra - April 6th, 1956 (Decca LK4147)
George Chisholm (tb), Bob Burns (cl,ts), Max Harris (p), Ike Isaacs (g), Joe Muddel (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Just You Just Me*#/Needle-noodle-noo*.
(*Vocalion CD - "Chis" The Art of George Chisholm)
(#Retrospective CD - George Chisholm The Gentleman of Jazz - A Centenary Tribute)

George Chisholm and his Orchestra - May 16th, 1956 (Decca LK4147)
George Chisholm, Ken Goldie (tb), Bob Burns (as), Derek Collins (ts), Bill Le Sage (vib), Max Harris (p), Joe Muddel (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Weekend Male*/When Your Lover Has Gone*#/Sonny Boy*#/I May Be Wrong*#.
(*Vocalion CD - "Chis" The Art of George Chisholm)
(#Retrospective CD - George Chisholm The Gentleman of Jazz - A Centenary Tribute)

Bertie King Jazz Group - September 20th, 1956 (Nixa NJT506)
Kenny Baker (tp), George Chisholm (tb), Bertie King (as), Kenny Graham (ts), Cliff Townsend (bs), Derek Smith (p), Cedric West (g), Lennie Bush (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Blue Interlude*/Skip It*/Lazy Afternoon*.
(*Vocalion CD - Kenny Baker & The Jazz Today Unit - Operation Jam Session)

George Chisholm and his Blue Notes - October 11th, 1956 (Beltona/Decca)
George Chisholm (tb), Danny Moss (ts-1), Bernie Fenton (p), Harold Smart (org), Ernie Shear, Bert Weedon (g), Major Holley (b), Micky Greeve (d).
D.R.Rock -1/Honky Tonk.

Jimmy Skidmore's Jazz Group - October 12th, 1956 (Nixa NJT506)
Leslie Hutchinson (tp), George Chisholm (tb), Bertie King (as), Jimmy Skidmore (ts), Max Harris (p), Major Holley (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea/Coquette*/You Took Advantage Of Me*.
(*Castle 3CD box set - Too Hot - The Best of British Mainstream Jazz)

Jazz Today Unit - November 10th, 1956 (Decca LK4180) (JM0657)
George Chisholm, Keith Christie (tb), Geoff Taylor (as), Jimmy Walker (ts), Joe Temperley (bs), Dave Shephard (cl), Jimmy McKenzie (vib), Ken Moule (p), Ken Sykora (g), Lennie Bush (b), Allan Ganley (d).
Swingin' The Blues*/Doggin' Around*.
(*Vocalion CD - Third Festival of British Jazz - 1956)

George Chisholm-Keith Christie Quartet - November 10th, 1956 (Decca LK4180) (JM0657)
George Chisholm, Keith Christie (tb), Ken Moule (p), Lennie Bush (b), Allan Ganley (d).
Ja-Da*.
(*Vocalion CD - Third Festival of British Jazz - 1956)

Don Harper Quintet - November 13th, 1956 (Nixa NJE1034)
George Chisholm (tb), Don Harper (vln), Ken Jones (p,celeste), Sammy Stokes (b),Bobby Kevin (d).
I,m Easy*/I May Be Wrong*/Just Rockin*.
(*Vocalion CD - Kenny Baker & The Jazz Today Unit - Operation Jam Session)

Ken Moule Arranges For: - November 22nd, 1956 (Decca LK 4192)
Leon Calvert (tp), George Chisholm (tb), Dougie Robinson (as), Don Rendell (ts), Ronnie Ross (bs), Ken Moule (p), Arthur Watts (b), Allan Ganley (d).
Son Of Ponckle*/Nice Work If You Can Get It*/Prelude To A Kiss*.
(*Vocalion CD - Jazz At Toad Hall/Ken Moule Arranges For)
(*Real Gone Jazz 4 CD set - Ronnie Ross Seven Classic Albums plus bonus tracks)
(*Real Gone Jazz 4 CD set - Don Rendell Six Classic Albums plus bonus tracks)

Ken Moule Arranges For: - December 6th, 1956 (Decca LK4192)
Leon Calvert (tp), George Chisholm (tb), Dougie Robinson (as), Don Rendell (ts), Ronnie Ross (bs), Ken Moule (p), Arthur Watts (b), Allan Ganley (d).
You've Done Something To My Heart*/Makin Whopee*.
(*Vocalion CD - Jazz At Toad Hall/Ken Moule Arranges For)
(*Real Gone Jazz 4 CD set - Ronnie Ross Seven Classic Albums plus bonus tracks)
(*Real Gone Jazz 4 CD set - Don Rendell Six Classic Albums plus bonus tracks)

Martin Slavin Septet - December 6th, 1956 (Nixa NJE1028)
George Chisholm (tb), Al Newman (cl), Martin Slavin (vib), Ken Jones (p), Ike Isaacs (g), Bill Sutcliffe (b), Derek Price (d).
Ace In Space/After You've Gone/Sweet Georgia Brown/A Smooth One#.
(#Castle 3 CD box set - Too Hot - The Best of British Mainstream Jazz)
(#Retrospective CD - George Chisholm The Gentleman of Jazz - A Centenary Tribute)

Kenny Graham's Afro Cubists - January 14th, 1957 (Presenting Kenny Graham - Nixa NJL12) (JM0258)
Jo Hunter (tp), Jackie Armstrong, Laddie Busby, George Chisholm (tb), Kenny Graham (ts), Cliff Townsend (bs), Stan Tracey (p,vib), Sammy Stokes (b), Jack McHardie (cga).
Cuban Fantasy*/Rockin' In Rhythm*/Monkey Business*/I Dreamt I Dwelt In Harlem*.
(*Castle 3CD box set - Too Hot - The Best of British Mainstream Jazz)
(*Vocalion CD - Presenting Kenny Graham)

Ken Moule Arranges For: - January 17th, 1957 (Decca)
Leon Calvert (tp), George Chisholm (tb), Dougie Robinson (as), Don Rendell (ts), Ronnie Ross (bs), Ken Moule (p), Arthur Watts (b), Allan Ganley (d).
Lullaby Of The Leaves*/The Tired Badger*/Cobbly*/Lulu's Back In Town*/My Funny Valentine*/High Ratio*.
(*Vocalion CD - Jazz At Toad Hall/Ken Moule Arranges For)
(*Real Gone Jazz 4 CD set - Ronnie Ross Seven Classic Albums plus bonus tracks)
(*Real Gone Jazz 4 CD set - Don Rendell Six Classic Albums plus bonus tracks)
(*Real Gone Jazz 4 CD set - Don Rendell Six Classic Albums plus bonus tracks)

Kenny Baker and his Dozen - February 2nd, 1957 (BBC Light programme "Let's Settle For Music")
Kenny Baker (tp,flhrn), Tommy McQuater (tp), Keith Christie (tb,v-tb), George Chisholm (tb), EO Pogson (bs sax,ocarina), Harry Hayes (as), Keith Bird (cl,ts), Derek Collins (cl) Harry Klein (bs), Derek Smith (p), Bill Le Sage (vib,acc), Lennie Bush (b), Phil Seamen (d).
John's Idea*/Someone To Watch Over Me*/It's Only A Paper Moon*/Down In Our Alley Blues*/Would You Like To Take A Walk*/You're Lucky To Me*/Sister Kate*/Kansas City Kitty*/Cherry Point*/Love For Sale*/Alice Blue Gown*/Ill Wind*/Swinging On C*.
(*Acrobat 2 CD - Kenny Baker's Dozen Live at the BBC 1957)

Kenny Graham's Afro Cubists - February 5th, 1957 (Nixa NJL12) (JM0258)
Personnel as January 14th.
Tuxedo Junction*/Swallowin' The Blues*/Don't Get Around Much Anymore*/Times A Wastin'*/Bongo Chant*.
(*Castle 3CD box set - Too Hot - The Best of British Mainstream Jazz)
(*Vocalion CD - Presenting Kenny Graham)
(#Retrospective CD - George Chisholm The Gentleman of Jazz - A Centenary Tribute)

Lita Roza was a popular vocalist with the Ted Heath band and the session below used several Heath sidemen...
Lita Roza with Bill Munn's All Stars - February 11th, 14th and 15th, 1957 (Between the devil and the deep blue sea -Decca LK4218)
Ronnie Hughes (tp), George Chisholm, Ken Wray (tb), George Hunter (as), Don Rendell (ts), Alan Clare (p), Bill Le Sage (vib), Ike Isaacs (g), Joe Muddel or Lennie Bush (b), Eddie Taylor or Jack Peach (d).
Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea*/Willow Weep For Me*/Little White Lies*/Moon Song*/Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams*/I Only Have Eyes For You*/You Turned The Tables On Me*/I Cover The Waterfront*/You're Driving Me Crazy*/Moonglow*/You Took Advantage Of Me*/No Moon At All*/My One And Only Love*.
(*Vocalion CD - Between the devil and the deep blue sea / A Lita Roza Ted Heath singles compilation)

Kenny Baker and his Dozen - February 16th, 1957 (BBC Light programme "Let's Settle For Music")
Kenny Baker (tp,flhrn), Tommy McQuater (tp), Ken Wray (bass-tp,v-tb), George Chisholm (tb), Harry Hayes (as), Keith Bird (cl,ts), Derek Collins (cl) Harry Klein (bs), Derek Smith (p), Bill Le Sage (vib,acc), Lennie Bush (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Autobahn Blues*/Mood for Trumpet*/You're In Kentucky Sure As You're Born*/Charlie The Chulo*/East Of The Sun*/My Sweetie Went Away*/Black And Blue*/Sensation Rag*/I Love You Samantha*/Cottontail*/Progressive Gavotte*/Darn That Dream*/Moten Swing*.
(*Acrobat 2 CD - Kenny Baker's Dozen Live at the BBC 1957)

Kenny Graham's Afro Cubists - February 25th, 1957 (Presenting Kenny Graham - Nixa NJL12) (JM0258)
Jo Hunter (tp), Jackie Armstrong, Laddie Busby, George Chisholm (tb), Kenny Graham (ts), Don Honeywell (bs), Dick Katz (vln), Eddie Thompson (p,org), Sammy Stokes (b), Frank Holder (cga).
Olwen's Dream*/I'll Get By*^.
(^Castle 3CD box set - Too Hot - The Best of British Mainstream Jazz)
(*Vocalion CD - Presenting Kenny Graham)

Kenny Baker Half Dozen - March 13th, 1957 (Kenny Baker presents the Half Dozen - Nixa NJL10)
Kenny Baker (tp), George Chisholm (tb), Derek Collins (ts,cl), Derek Smith (p), Jack Fallon (b), Lennie Hastings (d).
If I Could Be With You*/Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now*/Mr Paganini*.
(*Vocalion CD - Kenny Baker Presents Baker's Dozen Vol. 1 & The Half Dozen)

April 10th, 1957 (Kenny Baker presents the Half Dozen - Nixa NJL10)
Personnel as March 13th, except Eric Dawson (b) replaces Jack Fallon.
Love Me Or Leave Me*#/How Can You Face Me*/Puttin' On The Ritz*.
(#Castle 3CD box set - Too Hot - The Best of British Mainstream Jazz)
(*Vocalion CD - Kenny Baker Presents Baker's Dozen Vol. 1 & The Half Dozen)
(#Retrospective CD - George Chisholm The Gentleman of Jazz - A Centenary Tribute)

April 15th, 1957 (Kenny Baker presents the Half Dozen - Nixa NJL10)
Personnel as March 13th.
How's This#*/Doo Dee*/St Louis Blues*/Honolulu Blues*.
(#Castle 3CD box set - Too Hot - The Best of British Mainstream Jazz)
(*Vocalion CD - Kenny Baker Presents Baker's Dozen Vol. 1 & The Half Dozen)
(#Retrospective CD - George Chisholm The Gentleman of Jazz - A Centenary Tribute)

Johnny Keating All Stars - April 29th and 30th, 1957 (Swinging Scots - London LTZD 15122)
Bobby Pratt, Tommy McQuater, Eddie Blair, Duncan Campbell, Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Jock Bain, Jimmy Wilson, Wally Smith, George Chisholm (tb), Burt Harden (tu), George Hunter, Ronnie Baker (as), Tommy Whittle, Duncan Lamont (ts), Ronnie Ross (bs), Andy Dennits (p), Alan Metcalfe (g), Jack Seymour (b), Bobby Orr (d).
Hampden Roars*/Down South Blues*/Clachnacudan Canal*.
Bobby Pratt, Eddie Blair (tp), George Chisholm (tb), Burt Harden (tu), George Hunter (as), Tommy Whittle, Duncan Lamont (ts), Ronnie Ross (bs), Andy Dennits (p), Alan Metcalfe (g), Jack Seymour (b), Bobby Orr (d).
Headin' North*/Loch Ness Monster*.
(*Vocalion CD - British Jazz & Swinging Scots)
(*Real Gone Jazz 4 CD set - Ronnie Ross Seven Classic Albums plus bonus tracks)

Kenny Baker and his Dozen - May 26th, 1957 (Nixa NPT19020)
Kenny Baker, Tommy McQuater (tp), Jackie Armstrong, George Chisholm (tb), EO Pogson, Harry Hayes, Keith Bird (reeds), Derek Collins (ts) Harry Klein (bs), Norman Stenfalt (p), Bill Le Sage (vib), Lennie Bush (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Bugler's Lament/There'll Never Be Another You/If You Were The Only Girl/Whistle And I'll come To You/Gal From Joe's/Coquette/We'll Always Be Sweethearts/Too cool for The Blues.

Kenny Baker's Half Dozen - October, 1957 (Nixa NJT509 )
Kenny Baker (tp), George Chisholm (tb), Bruce Turner (as), Eddie Thompson (p), Lennie Bush (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Act One, Scene One*. (Other titles on this LP by others).
(*Castle 3CD box set - Too Hot - The Best of British Mainstream Jazz)

Melody Maker's All-Stars - October, 1957 (Nixa NJT509 )
Kenny Baker, Eddie Blair, Bert Courtley (tp), George Chisholm, Keith Christie, Don Lusher (tb), Joe Harriott (as), Don Rendell, Jimmy Skidmore (ts), Harry Klein (bs), Bill Le Sage (vib), Dave Lee (p), Johnny Hawksworth (b), Allan Ganley (d).
Top score*/Mood Indigo*#. (Other titles on this LP are by Kenny Baker's Half Dozen, Dill Jones Trio, Vic Ash Quintet, Don Rendell jazz Six and Cleo Laine).
(*Castle 3CD box set - Too Hot - The Best of British Mainstream Jazz)
(#Retrospective CD - George Chisholm The Gentleman of Jazz - A Centenary Tribute)
(*Real Gone Jazz 4 CD set - Don Rendell Six Classic Albums plus bonus tracks)

Ken Moule's Music - January 28th/February 4th, 1958 (Decca LK4261)
Leon Calvert (tp), George Chisholm (tb), Dickie Hawdon (ten-h), Johnny Scott, Roy Willox(or Derek Grossmith) (f), Dougie Robinson (as), Bob Efford (ts), Ronnie Ross (bs), Bob Edwards (tu), Ken Moule (p), Arthur Watts (b), Allan Ganley (d).
Messin' About In Boats*/Mr.Toad*/Mouse Carol*/Wind In The Willows*.
(*Vocalion CD - Jazz At Toad Hall/Ken Moule Arranges For)
(*Real Gone Jazz 4 CD set - Ronnie Ross Seven Classic Albums plus bonus tracks)
(*Real Gone Jazz 4 CD set - Don Rendell Six Classic Albums plus bonus tracks)

Ken Moule's Music - February 11th/13th, 1958 (Decca LK4261)
Leon Calvert (tp), George Chisholm (tb), Dougie Robinson (as), Bob Efford, Art Ellefson(or Johnny Scott) (ts), Ronnie Ross (bs), Ken Moule (p), Arthur Watts (b), Allan Ganley (d).
The Boy Friend*/Fishin' The Blues*/Will O'-The Wisp*/Poor Arthur*/Blue Grass*.
(*Vocalion CD - Jazz At Toad Hall/Ken Moule Arranges For)
(*Real Gone Jazz 4 CD set - Ronnie Ross Seven Classic Albums plus bonus tracks)
(*Real Gone Jazz 4 CD set - Don Rendell Six Classic Albums plus bonus tracks)

Kenny Baker's All Stars - November, 1958 (Nixa NJT518 )
Kenny Baker (tp), George Chisholm (tb), Tony Coe, Bruce Turner (as), Dill Jones (p), Lennie Bush (b), Eddie Taylor (d).
Poll Winners*. (Other titles on this LP by others).
(*Vocalion CD - Jazz Today - Buddy Featherstonhaugh, Harry Klein and others)

Jack Parnell and his Orchestra - May 14th, 1959 (HMV)
Ronnie Simmonds, Tommy McQuater, unknown (tp), George Chisholm, unknown (tb), Bob Burns, Duggie Robinson (as), Bob Adams, unknown (ts), Phil Goody (bs), Norman Stenfalt (p), Dave Goldberg (g), Lennie Bush (b), Jack Parnell (d).
Kansas City/ The Golden Striker*.
(*Avid CD - Jack Parnell: Two Classic Albums plus Two Eps)

Vic Lewis and his Group - June 24th, 1959 (Concept VL5)
Eddie Blair, Les Condon (tp), George Chisholm (tb), Roy East (as), Ronnie Scott (ts), Ronnie Ross (bs), Alan Branscombe (p), Bill Sutcliffe (b), Dave Pearson (d), Vic Lewis (dir).
I Never Knew A Love Like This/Salt Peanuts/Mound Bayou/Little Girl/Pennsylvania Turnpike*/Stanhope Place*.
(*Vocalion CD - Vic Lewis & His Big Band - Tea Break, Back Again & Jazz From Two Sides)

Jack Parnell and his Orchestra - March 11th, 1960 (Phillips)
Ronnie Simmonds, Tommy McQuater, Basil Jones, Freddy Clayton (tp), George Chisholm, unknown (tb), Bob Burns, Duggie Robinson (as), Bob Adams, Frank Reidy (ts), Phil Goody (bs), Norman Stenfalt (p), Dave Goldberg (g), Lennie Bush (b), Jack Parnell (d).
77 Sunset Strip/ Then Ride.

Midnight Jazzmen - c1960s (Midnight Jazzmen - Embassy WEP1033)
Ray Davies (tp), George Chisholm (tb), Gordon Franks (p), Alan Metcalf (g), Dave Goldberg (g,bj), Frank Donnison (b), Bobby Midgley (d).
That's A Plenty/I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate/Muskrat Ramble/Bill Bailey/When The Saints Go Marching In/South Rampart Street Parade.

The Stars Play Jazz - c1962 (The Stars Play Jazz - Embassy WEP1110)
Stan Roderick (tp), George Chisholm (tb), Bob Burns (cl), Gordon Franks (p), Alan Metcalf (g), Dave Goldberg (g,bj), Peter Collins (b), Jock Cummings (d).
(Twelve traditional jazz titles).

Chisholm led a number of other recording dates in the period 1958 - 1962 but the jazz content of these were limited and they have not been included. He did not record a jazz group under his own name again until 1967...

Bill Le Sage - c1965/6 (Bill's Recipes - Saga STM6019)
Eddie Blair (tp), George Chisholm, Lad Busby, Ken Goldie, Jackie Armstrong (tb), Henry Mackenzie (cl), Tommy Whittle (ts), Bill Le Sage (acc,p,vib), Derek Smith (p), Lennie Bush or Pete Blannin (b), Tony Kinsey (d).
First Night/Blues/Finders Keepers/Pict's Lament/Snow Face/Little Bop Poos/Shade Of Spring/Lazy/Cloud Frolic/Cambridge Blue/Rain On The Seine/Chirracahua .

George Chisholm and the Magnificent Seven - c1967 (The Magnificent Seven - Columbia SCX6195)
Eddie Blair (tp), George Chisholm (tb), Roy Willox (as), Keith Bird (ts), Tony Coe (ts,bs), Max Harris (p), Lennie Bush (b), Bobby Orr (d).
It's The Talk Of The Town/Point Left Right/It's The Bluest Kind Of Blues/Avroma/Dear Old Southland/Seven Up/Three Four Aft/Tic Tac/The Midnight Sun Will Never Set/I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance../You Turned The Tables On Me.

George Chisholm Quintet - possibly c1967 (Philips LPS16002)
George Chisholm (tb), Max Harris / Ralph Dollimore (p), Ike Isaacs (g), Franke Clarke (b), Kenny Clare / Ronnie Verrell (d).
I Wish I Didn't Love You So/Caravan/What's New/How Insensitive/There Will Never Be Another You/Laura/Shadow Of Your Smile/Stella By Starlight/It's Getting Late/Here's That Rainy Day/Say It Isn't So/Blues For Twos.

George Chisholm's All Stars - December 15th, 1971 (Along the Chisholm Trail - "77" SEU12/43)
Kenny Baker (tp), George Chisholm (tb), Tommy Whittle (ts), Brian Lemon (p), Lennie Bush (b), Bobby Orr (d).
In A Mellotone*/Ain't Misbehavin'*/Avalon*/I Got Rhythm*.
(*Progressive CD - Along the Chisholm trail)

George Chisholm Quartet - August 1st, 1972 (Release sponsored by the late Mick Potts)
George Chisholm (tb), Brian Lemon (p), Kenny Baldock (b), John Richardson (d).
Body And Soul*/Sweet Georgia Brown*.
(*Lake CD - George Chisholm - In a Mellow Tone)

George Chisholm - May 16th, and 23rd, 1973 (Gold Star 150001)
Kenny Baker (tp,flhrn), George Chisholm (tb), Tony Coe (as,bs), Tommy Whittle (ts,f), Alan Branscombe (p), Lennie Bush (b), Bobby Orr (d).
In A Mellow Tone*/Here's That Rainy Day*/Walk right Up Folks*/The Boy Next Door*/Let's Try One*/Things Ain't What They Used To Be*/Ja Da*/Mood Indigo*/Fizz Dog Blues*/Stardust*/Lil Darlin'*/Squatty Roo*.
(*Lake CD - George Chisholm - In a Mellow Tone)

George Chisholm - May 16th, and 23rd, 1973 (Trombone Showcase - Line L2030)
Kenny Baker (tp,flhrn), George Chisholm, Roy Williams (tb), Tony Coe (as,bs), Tommy Whittle (ts,f), Alan Branscombe (p), Lennie Bush (b), Bobby Orr (d).
It's All Right With Me/Jazzing On A Scale/Blues For Twos.

George Chisholm' All Stars - October 25th, 1976 (Trombone Showcase - Line L2030)
George Chisholm (tb), Roy Williams (tb-1), Brian Lemon (p), Lennie Bush (b), Bobby Orr (d).
Stella By Starlight/Sweet Georgia Brown/Body And Soul/It's All Right With Me(1)/Jazzin On A Scale(1)/Blues For Twos(1).

George Chisholm's All Stars - October 25th, 1976 (Trombone Showcase - Line L2030)
George Chisholm (tb), John Horler (p), Brian Dee (org), Lennie Bush (b), Bobby Orr (d).
Jitterbug Waltz/Blues In The Night/Can't We Be Friends/Blue Turning Grey Over You/Night Train.

George Chisholm and his Gentlemen of Jazz - March 29th, 1981 (BBC Jazz from the 70s & 80s in stereophonic sound - Upbeat Jazz URCD155)
Dave Hancock (tp), George Chisholm (tb), Henry Mackenzie (cl,as), Tommy Whittle (ts), Jack Emblow (acc), Brian Lemon (p), Lennie Bush (b), Bobby Orr (d).
Feet First/West End Blues/Ain't Misbehavin.

George Chisholm & The UK All Stars - March 9th, 1986 (The swingin' Mr C. with Carole Moore - Zodiac 1026)
David Savill (tp,flhrn), George Chisholm (tb), Tommy Whittle (ts), Henry McKenzie (cl,as), Brian Lemon (p), Lennie Bush (b), Bobby Orr (d), Carole Moore (vocal-1).
Jumpin' With Mr C/You've Changed(1)/Sophisticated Lady/Tin Roof Blues/Don't Worry 'Bout Me(1)/One For Monk/That Old Feeling(1)/I'm Beginning To See The Light/Dear Bix(1)/Flip-Flop.

George Chisholm's Jazz Giants - June 11th, 1987 (That's a-plenty - Zodiac 1025)
Kenny Baker (tp,cnt), George Chisholm (tb,vocal-1), Tommy Whittle (ts), Henry McKenzie (cl,as), Brian Lemon (p), Lennie Bush (b), Ronnie Verrell (d), Bob Bates (tuba), Jim Douglas (bjo).
Fidgety Feet/Jodypot/Persian Market/Dapper Dan(1)/After You've Gone/That's A'Plenty/Wolverine Blues/Squeeze Me/Someday You'll Be Sorry(1)My Mother's Eyes/West End Blues.


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