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Chris Pyne...
Trombone player Chris Pyne was born in Bridlington, Yorkshire in February, 1939. He was the elder brother of piano player Mick Pyne and played piano in early childhood before switching to trombone. He served in the RAF before coming to London in the early 1960s where he played with Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated from 1963 to 1965.
He was with Humphrey Lyttelton's mainstream band from late 1966 until 1970 also leading his own sextet and working with John Dankworth, Tubby Hayes and Ronnie Scott among others.
Through the 1970s he worked with a string of top bands including the Mick Pyne Sextet, John Taylor Sextet, and with Maynard Ferguson, Mike Gibbs, Tony Coe, Kenny Wheeler, Ronnie Ross, the Ian Hamer Sextet and the Bobby Lamb-Ray Premru Band.
He also played in bands accompanying Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Frank Sinatra. In the '80s and '90s he did a lot of freelance, theatre and recording work as well as working with the big bands of Jack Sharpe and Stan Tracey. He died in April, 1995.
Fat John Cox Sextet - December, 1963, (Pye Studios)
Chris Pyne (tb), Ray Warleigh (as,f), Tony Roberts (ts,f), Peter Lemer (p), Dabby Thompson (b), John Cox (d), Andy Azaria (perc).
How Can You Lose/Blues/Sister Sadie/Delilah/My Jelly Roll Soul/The Theme/Toccata/Watermelon Man/Whisper Not/Jubilation/Blues For Snorty/Fictive.
(Turtle Jazz CD - Fat John Sextet - Honesty)

Jam Session at The Hopbine - summer 1965
Ray Warleigh (as), Red Price (ts), Chris Pyne (tb), John Burch (p), Ron Mathewson (b), Alan Green (d).
Billie's Bounce/All The Things You Are/Alexander's Ragtime Band/Groovin' High.
(Acrobat CD - Jam Session at The Hopbine - Groovin' High)

Humphrey Lyttelton / Buck Clayton - May 25th, 1966 (Le vrai Buck Clayton Vol 2 - "77" LEU12/18)
Humphrey Lyttelton, Buck Clayton (tp), Chris Pyne (tb), Kathy Stobart (ts), Eddie Harvey (p,tb), Dave Green (b), Tony Taylor (d)
Say forward, I'll March*/Russian Lullaby*/Talk Back*/One For Buck*/An Evening In Soho*/The Jumpin' Blues*/Blue Mist*/The Swingin' Birds*/Poor Butterfly*/Bernie's Tune*.
(*Lake 2CD set - Le vrai Buck Clayton)... this session makes up the second CD...)

Johnny Dankworth Orchestra - c1967 (The $1,000,000 Collection - Fontana TL5445)
Derek Watkins, Les Condon, Kenny Wheeler (tp,flhrn), Henry Lowther (cnt,vcl), Chris Pyne, Mike Gibbs (tb), Dick Hart (tu), Johnny Dankworth (as,arr), Ray Swinfield, Tony Roberts, Tony Coe, (reeds), Laurie Holloway or Alan Branscombe-1 (p), Kenny Napper (b), John Spooner (d), Tristan Fry (perc).
Winter Scene^/Sailor/Two Piece Flower(1)/Little Girl In Blue/Composition With Colour/Face In A Crowd/La Clownesse/Garden Of Delight/Madonna^/Hogshead Of Hogarth(1).
(Sepia RSCD 2018 - The $1,000,000 Collection)
(^Salvo 4CD Box set - I Hear Music - A Celebration of the Life and Work of Cleo Laine & John Dankworth)

Ken Wheeler with the John Dankworth Orchestra - March, 1968 (Windmill Tilter - Fontana STL5494)
Kenny Wheeler (flhrn), Derek Watkins, Henry Shaw, Henry Lowther, Les Condon (tp), Chris Pyne, Mike Gibbs (tb), Johnny Dankworth, Ray Swinfield, Tony Robert, Tony Coe (saxes), Alf Reece, Dick Hart (tu), Bob Cornford, Alan Branscombe (p), John McLaughlin (g), Dave Holland (b), John Spooner (d), Tristan Fry (perc).
Titles marked * are by a quintet comprising Wheeler (flhrn), Coe (cl,ts), McLaughlin, Holland and Spooner.

Preamble/Don The Dreamer/Sweet Dulcinea Blue*/Bachelor Sam/Sancho/The Cave Of Montesinos^/Propheticape*/ Altisidora/Don No More.
(^Salvo 4CD Box set - I Hear Music - A Celebration of the Life and Work of Cleo Laine & John Dankworth)
(BGO CD - Windmill Tilter ...The story of Don Quixote)

Stan Tracey Big Brass - August 20th and 21st, 1968 (We Love You Madly - Columbia S(C)X 6320)
Derek Watkins, Paul Tongay, Kenny Baker, Eddie Blair, Les Condon (tp), Ian Carr (flh-1), Keith Christie, Don Lusher, Chris Pyne, Bobby Lamb, Chris Smith (tb), Acker Bilk (cl-2), Joe Harriott (as-3), Don Rendell (sop-4,ts-5), Tony Coe (ts-6), Stan Tracey (p,arr,cond), Lennie Bush (b), Barry Morgan (d).
Blue Feeling-1,2,3,5,6 /I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart/Passion Flower-4 /Lay-By-1,2,3,5,6 /I'm Beginning To See The Light-1 /In A Sentimental Mood-3 /Creole Love Call-2 /We Love You Madly.

Trailways Express - October 1st, 1968 (Trailways express - Polydor 2460142)
Les Condon (tp), Chris Pyne (tb), Peter King (as), Harold McNair (ts,f), Mike Pyne (p), John Hart (b), Philly Joe Jones (d).
Trailways Express*.
(*Black Lion CD - Mo' Joe)

A short lived octet that Ronnie Scott led for a few months in 1968 that many feel never reached it's full potential...
Ronnie Scott and the Band - October 25th and 26th, 1968 (Realm 52661, #also CBS 63742)
Realm LP titled "Live" at Ronnie Scott's.....CBS titled "Ten years at Ronnie Scott's".
Kenny Wheeler (tp,flhn), Chris Pyne (tb), Ray Warleigh (as,fl), Ronnie Scott (ts), John Surman (bs,sop), Gordon Beck (p,org), Ron Mathewson (b), Kenny Clare, Tony Oxley (d).
Ricorda Me#*/King Pete*/Second Question*/Marmasita*/Too Late, Too Late*#/Lord Of The Reedy River*/Macumba*/May Day*/Sweet Day*/Quiet Nights*/Hank's Tune*.
(*Sony CD - Live at Ronnie Scott's)

Trailways Express - October 31st, 1968 (Trailways express - Polydor 2460142, Black Lion 157000)
Kenny Wheeler (tp,fhrn), Chris Pyne (tb), Peter King (as), Harold McNair (ts,f), Mike Pyne (p), Ron Mathewson (b), Philly Joe Jones (d).
Mo' Joe*/Gone, Gone, Gone*/Baubles Bangles And Beads*/Here's That Rainy Day*/Ladybird*.
(*Black Lion CD - Mo' Joe)

Tubby Hayes and his Orchestra - July 25th, 1969 (BBC broadcast)
Greg Bowen, Ian Hamer, Les Condon, Kenny Wheeler (tp), David Horler, Bill Geldard, Chris Pyne (tb), Peter King, Alan Branscombe (as), Tubby Hayes, Ronnie Scott (ts), Harry Klein (bs), Mike Pyne (p), Louis Stewart (g), Ron Mathewson (b), Spike Wells (d).
The Inner Splurge*.
Jeff Clyne (b), Tony Levin (d) added, rest the same.
200 Percent Proof*.
Kenny Wheeler (tp), Chris Pyne (tb), Tubby Hayes (ts), Ron Mathewson (b), Tony Levin (d).
Conversations At Dawn*
Tubby Hayes (ts), Chris Pyne (p), Ron Mathewson (b), Tony Levin (d).
Members Only*
(*Master Mix CD - 200% Proof)

Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band - July 31st, 1969 (Duke Ellington Classics - Black Lion BLP12108)
Humphrey Lyttelton (tp), Chris Pyne (tb), Ray Warleigh (as,f), Tony Coe (cl,ts), Joe Temperley (bs), Eddie Harvey (p,tb), Dave Green (b), Tony Levin (d).
Things Ain't What They Used To Be/Mood Indigo/Unbooted Character/Drop Me Off At Harlem/Prelude To A Kiss/It Dont Mean A Thing/Cottontail (John Surman (bs) added for this title only).

Stan Tracey Big Band - October 8th, 1969 (The Seven Ages of Man - Columbia SCX6413)
Derek Watkins, Tony Fisher, Greg Bowen, Hank Shaw (tp), Keith Christie, Chris Pyne, Mike Gibbs (tb), Peter King, Dennis Walton (as), Tony Coe (ts,cl), Alan Skidmore (ts), Ronnie Ross (bs), Frank Ricotti (vib,cl), Stan Tracey (p,arr,cond), Dave Green (b), Bryan Spring (d).
All The World's A Stage/Overture And Beginners/Matinee Days/Enter Romeo/Principal Centre Stage/Wisdom In The Wings/Panto Panta/Kindly Leave The Stage.

Johnny Dankworth Orchestra - c1972 (Full Circle - Philips 6308 122)
Kenny Wheeler, Henry Lowther (tp), Chris Pyne (tb), Johnny Dankworth (as), Stan Sulzman, Duncan Lamont, Roger Calkwell (reeds), John Taylor (p), Alan Branscombe (vib), Joe Moretti (g), Daryl Runswick (el-b), Harold Fisher (d).
Grow Your Own/Schmaltz Waltz/Triple Portrait

Kenny Wheeler Orchestra - January 10th and 11th, 1973 (Song for someone - Incus 10>
Personnel includes: Kenny Wheeler (flhrn,tp), Ian Hamer, Dave Hancock, Greg Bowen (tp), Keith Christie, David Horler, Bobby Lamb, Chris Pyne (tb), Jim Wilson, Malcolm Griffiths (b-tb), Alfie Reece (tu), Mike Osborne (as), Duncan Lamont (ts,f), Evan Parker (ts,sop), Alan Branscombe (p,el-p), John Taylor (el-p), Derek Bailey (g), Ron Mathewson (b), Tony Oxley (perc), Norma Winstone (vcl - 1).
Toot-toot*/Ballad For Two(1)*/Song For Someone(1)*/Causes And Events*/The Good Doctor*/Nothing Changes(1)*.
(*PSI CD - Song for someone)

On May 9th, 1974 The Humphrey Lyttelton band recorded a live concert at Lutjensee (near Hamburg) for the German Happy Bird label. The band comprised: Humphrey Lyttelton (tp), Chris Pyne (tb), Ray Warleigh (as), Tony Coe (ts), Joe Temperley (bs), Eddie Harvey (p), Dave Green (b), Tony Levin (d). The resulting record was not released in the UK...

Georgie Fame/Annie Ross & Hoagy Carmichael - cJune, 1981 (In Hoagland - Bald Eagle BELP181)
Ian Hamer (tp), Chris Pyne (tb), Peter King (as), Dick Morrissey (ts,fl), Geoff Castle (keyb), Martin Kershaw (g), Daryl Runswick, Jim Richardson (b), Barry Morgan (d), Georgie Fame, Annie Ross, Hoagy Carmichael (vcl).
The Old Music Master/Hong Kong Blues/Georgia On My Mind/One Morning In May/My Resistance Is Low/I Get Along Without You Very Well/Rockin' Chair/Drip Drop/Stardust/Up A Lazy River/Small Fry/Two Sleepy People/Hoagy's Help/Hoagland.

Jack Sharpe Big Band - January, 1987 (Frog FRG716- Catalyst (a tribute to Tubby Hayes)
Derek Watkins, John Barclay, Steve Sidwell, Dick Pearce, Guy Barker (tp), Geoff Wright, Chris Pyne, Pete Beachill, Dave Stewart (tb), Andy Mackintosh (as), Jamie Talbot, Dave Bishop (ts), Jack Sharpe (bs), Dave Hartley (p), Chris Laurence (b), Harold Fisher (d).
Milestones/You Know I Care/Sharpe Edge/Suddenly Last Tuesday/Keith/Souriya/Allisamba/Warm Breeze (unissued).

Stan Tracey Big Band - January 5th and 6th, 1987 - (Genesis - Steam SJ114)
John Barclay, Steve Sidwell, Henry Lowther, Guy Barker (tp), Chris Pyne, Malcolm Griffiths (or Pete Smith#), Geoff Perkins (tb), Peter King, Jamie Talbot (as), Art Themen (ts), Tony Coe (ts,cl), Phil Todd (bs), Stan Tracey (p), Roy Babbington (b), Clark Tracey (d).
The Beginning*/The Light*/The Firmament (p,b,d only)*/The Gathering*/The Sun Moon And Stars*/Feather, Fin And Limb*#/The Sixth Day*#.
(*Trio Records CD - Genesis) The titles above form part of this CD.

Stan Tracey and his Orchestra - December 6th, 1988 - (We Still Love You Madly - Mole 13)
Henry Lowther, John Barclay, Steve Sidwell, Guy Barker (tp), Malcolm Griffiths, Chris Pyne, Geoff Perkins (tb), Peter King (as), Jamie Talbot (as,cl), Art Themen, Alan Skidmore (sop,ts), Phil Todd (bs), Stan Tracey (p), Roy Babbington (b), Clark Tracey (d).
I'm Beginning To See The Light*/Creole Love Call*/Festival Junction*/In A Sentimental Mood*/Stomp, Look And Listen*/Blue Feeling*/I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart*/Passion Flower*/Just Squeeze Me*/Mood Indigo*/Lay-by*.
(*TAA CD - We still love you madly) The titles above form part of this CD.

Tony Crombie and friends - January 5th and 19th, 1989 (Tony Crombie and friends - Renaissance REN001)
Guy Barker, Tony Fisher (tp), Chris Pyne (tb), Nigel Hitchcock (as), Stan Sulzman (ts) or Ronnie Scott (ts-1), Phil Todd (bs), John Critchinson (p), Lennie Bush (b), Harold Fisher (d).
Rabbit Pie/Viva Rodriguez(1).

Jack Sharpe Big Band - May 4th and 5th, 1989 (Ronnie Scott Club)
Derek Watkins, Mark Chandler, Jimmy Deuchar, Stuart Brooks, Simon Gardner (tp), Geoff Wright, Chris Pyne, Pete Beachill, Dave Stewart (tb), Andy Mackintosh (as), Jamie Talbot, Dave Bishop (ts), Jack Sharpe (bs), Dave Hartley (p), Chris Laurence (b), Harold Fisher (d).
I'm Beginning To See The Light*/Old Folks*/Mayfly*/Wait And See*/100% Proof*/Skylark*/All The Things You Are*/K And J*/J And B*.
(*Jazz House CD - Roarin' - Jack Sharpe Big Band live at Ronnie Scott's)

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