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Derek Humble discography -1...
Early 1950s
Derek Humble was born in March 1930 at Livingston, Co. Durham. He played clarinet and alto sax from his early teens becoming a professional musician at the age of 16. His first name band was Teddy Foster in 1948 where he stayed until 1950 before joining Kathy Stobart's band. He joined Vic Lewis in 1951, Jack Parnell in 1952 before joining Ronnie Scott's renowned nine piece band from 1953 to 1956. He recorded with Victor Feldman and others before joining the Kurt Edelhagen radio big band in Germany, along with Jimmy Deuchar and Ken Wray, in 1957. He stayed with the band until 1967 subsequently working with the Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland big band. When he returned to London to freelance he had a spell with the Gordon Beck Trio. His early death in 1971 followed the after effects of street violence in 1968.
Derek Humble played baritone sax as well as alto and recorded with most of the top players of his time but never led a session under his own name. His Lee Konitz style of cool alto playing was much admired by Ronnie Scott who also regarded him as a brilliant leader of a sax section.
Some of these titles were issued with the Esquire 5 prefix* to the number, (i.e. not really jazz), and none have been re-issued.
Vic Lewis and his Orchestra - May 7th, 1951 (Esquire)
Ronnie Simmonds, Stan Reynolds, Bert Courtley, Terry Lewis (tp), Johnny Keating, Ken Goldie (tb), Ronnie Chamberlain (as,cl,sop), Derek Humble (cl,as), Kathy Stobart (ts,vcl), Pete Warner (ts), Jimmy Simmonds (bs), Arthur Greenslade (p), Pete Blannin (b), Peter Coleman (d), Marion Williams (vcl), Vic Lewis (dir,vcl).
Vic's Riff/Everywhere/Be My Love*/The Apple/Festival riff/The Moon Was Yellow/Foggy Day/Tea For Two* (vcl MW, JK + rhythm section only).

Kathy Stobart & her Orchestra - October, 1951 (Decibel)
Bert Courtley (tp), Derek Humble (as), Kathy Stobart, Pete King (ts), Alex Leslie (bs), Dennis Armitage (p), Len Harrison (b), Pete Bray (d), Franklin Boyd (vcl).
He Was A Good Man/Idaho (FB vcl)/Old Black Magic/Lover Come Back To Me.

Gavin Adair has a 10" acetate disc titled BBC Jazz for Moderns that does not appear to have been commercially released...
Joe Saye Trio with Derek Humble - c1952/3 (BBC)
Derek Humble (as), Joe Saye (p), others unknown.
One False Move/Etherial Blue Skies/Passport To Pimlico/Sharing Shearing/Yesterdays.

Victor Feldman All Stars - March 6th, 1952 (Melodisc)
Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Derek Humble (as), Harry Klein (bs), Victor Feldman (vib), Stan Tracey (p), Lennie Bush (b), Martin Ashton (d), plus other rhythm.
Lullaby In Rhythm*/Serenity*/Just Friends*/Euphony*.
(*Jasmine CD - Bop-In' Britain - Vol 2)

The Arnold Ross Sextet - August 23rd, 1952 (Esquire) (JM0459)
Ronnie Scott (ts), Derek Humble (as), Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Arnold Ross (p), Sammy Stokes (b), Jack Parnell (d).
The Champ*#/Once In A While*#/All The Things You Are#/These Foolish Things#/Nice Work If You Can Get It#.
(*Giant Steps Records CD - Great Scott)
(#Jasmine CD - Bop-In' Britain - Vol 2)
(*Proper Records 4CD Box set - Ronnie Scott "Boppin' With Scott")

Jack Parnell and his Orchestra - October 28th, 1952 (Parlophone PMD1053)
Jimmy Deuchar, Albert Hall, Jo Hunter (tp), Mac Minshull, Ken Wray (tb), Derek Humble (as), Ronnie Scott (ts), Pete King (ts,bs-cl), Harry Klein (bs), Max Harris (p), Sammy Stokes (b), Jack Parnell, Phil Seamen (d).
Catherine Wheel^#/The Champ^*/Summertime^.
(*Giant Steps Records CD - Great Scott)
(^Vocalion CD - Trip to Mars / Parnell On Parade)

(#Giant Steps 2CD set - Soho After Dark 'London's '50s Modern Jazz Scene')
(*Proper Records 4CD Box set - Ronnie Scott "Boppin' With Scott")
(^Avid CD - Jack Parnell: Two Classic Albums plus Two Eps)

Ronnie Scott Jazz Group - December 1st, 1952 (Esquire 32.001)
Ronnie Scott (ts), Derek Humble (as), Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Benny Green (bs), Norman Stenfalt (p), Lennie Bush (b), Tony Crombie (d).
This was an ad-hoc line-up for a BBC World Service broadcast which was prophetically to form the personnel, within a weeks, of the legendary Ronnie Scott nine-piece band.
With the exception of Popo this was the first Esquire 12" LP issued. Three further World Service broadcasts appeared on Esquire (32.002, 003 and 006)
All The Things You are*^/Pantagrulian*^/Mullenium*^/Nemo^/Got The Message/The Nearness Of You^/The Champ*^#/Popo*^.
(*Giant Steps Records CD - Great Scott)
(^Time Music International CD - Ronnie Scott Live at the Jazz Club)

(#Giant Steps 2CD set - Soho After Dark 'London's '50s Modern Jazz Scene')
(^Proper Records 4CD Box set - Ronnie Scott "Boppin' With Scott")

Jack Parnell and his Orchestra - January 1st, 1953 (Parlophone)
Jimmy Deuchar, Ronnie Simmonds, Jo Hunter (tp), Mac Minshull, Ken Wray (tb), Derek Humble (as), Joe Temperley (ts), Pete King (ts,bs-cl), Harry Klein (bs), Max Harris (p), Sammy Stokes (b), Jack Parnell, Phil Seamen (d).
Waltzing The Blues*.
(*EMI Gold CD - Jack Parnell Big Band Swing)

Jimmy Deuchar Showcase - January 27th, 1953 (Vogue LDE023)
Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Derek Humble (as), Don Rendell (ts), Dill Jones (p), Sammy Stokes (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Magoo*/Spain*/Toot Suite*/Early*/Climbing The Bush*/Someone To Watch Over Me*/Time Was*/Stormy Weather*.
(*Jasmine CD - Jimmy Deuchar Showcase)

Kenny Graham's Afro-Cubists - February 5th, 1953 (Esquire)
Jo Hunter (tp), Kenny Graham , Derek Humble, Joe Temperley, Bertie King (ts), Oscar Birch (bs), Ralph Dollimore (p), Sammy Stokes (b), Phil Seamen (d) + conga.
I'll Remember April/Jump For Joe (two takes)/A Night In Tunisia (two takes)/Take The 'A' Train (three takes).

Ronnie Scott Jazz Group - February 10th, 1953. A BBC World Service broadcast from the Paris Cinema Studio in London. (Esquire 32.002)
Ronnie Scott (ts), Derek Humble (as), Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Pete King (ts), Benny Green (bs), Norman Stenfalt (p), Lennie Bush (b), Tony Crombie (d).
I May Be Wrong*/On The Alamo*/Day Dream*/Stringin' The Jug/Lullaby In Rhythm/Seven Eleven/What's New?*/S'wonderful/How Am I To Know?/Just One Of Those Things.
(*Time Music International CD - Ronnie Scott Live at the Jazz Club)
(*Proper Records 4CD Box set - Ronnie Scott "Boppin' With Scott")

Ronnie Scott Orchestra - April 13th, 1953 (Esquire)
Ronnie Scott (ts), Derek Humble (as), Pete King (ts), Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Benny Green (bs), Norman Stenfalt (p), Lennie Bush (b), Tony Crombie (d).
Have You Heard?/Indian Summer/Lover Come Back To Me*/Compos Mentis*.
(*Giant Steps Records CD - Great Scott)
(*Charly/Esquire 4 CD box set - bebop IN BRITAIN - issued in 1991 currently only available second hand...)
(*Proper Records 4CD Box set - Ronnie Scott "Boppin' With Scott")

Ronnie Scott Orchestra - August 13th, 1953 (Esquire)
Ronnie Scott (ts), Derek Humble (as), Pete King (ts), Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Benny Green (bs), Norman Stenfalt (p), Lennie Bush (b), Tony Crombie (d).
Double or Nothing/Hard Feelings/Stompin' At The Savoy*/Body Beautiful*.
(*Giant Steps Records CD - Great Scott)
(*Charly/Esquire 4 CD box set - bebop IN BRITAIN - issued in 1991 currently only available second hand...)
(*Proper Records 4CD Box set - Ronnie Scott "Boppin' With Scott")

February 1st, 1954 (Esquire)
Ronnie Scott (ts), Derek Humble (as), Pete King (ts), Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Benny Green (bs), Victor Feldman (p), Lennie Bush (b), Tony Crombie (d).
I Get A Kick Out Of You/Cymbalism/Humble Pie/Dear Old Southland.

March 17th, 1954. A BBC World Service broadcast from the "Criterion Restaurant" in London. (Esquire 32.003) (JJ4)
Ronnie Scott (ts), Derek Humble (as), Pete King (ts), Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Benny Green (bs), Victor Feldman (p), Lennie Bush (b), Tony Crombie (d).
Fast And Loose*/Body Beautiful*/Yardbird Suite(1)*/If I Should Lose You*/In The Land Of Nimbupani*/Laura(2)*/Oo-Shoo-Be-Do-Be(rs,pk voc)*/This Can't Be Love(3)*/Dear Old Southland*/El Sino(4)*/I Wished On The Moon*/Nemo*.
(1) JD, DH + rhythm only. (2) RS + rhythm only. (3) VF (vibes) + b + d only. (4) KW, PK, BG + TC (pno) + b + d.
(#Acrobat CD - Ronnie Scott "Fast & Loose (Live in 1954)")

Ronnie Scott Orchestra - May 17th, 1954 (Esquire)
Ronnie Scott (ts), Derek Humble (as), Pete King (ts), Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Benny Green (bs), Victor Feldman (p), Lennie Bush (b), Tony Crombie (d).
Perdido/Cherokee/In The Land Of Nimbupani/Fast And Loose.

Ronnie Scott Orchestra - September 7th, 1954 (Esquire 32.006)
Ronnie Scott (ts), Derek Humble (as), Pete King (ts), Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Mac Minshull (tb), Benny Green (bs), Victor Feldman (p), Lennie Bush (b), Tony Crombie (d).
Fine And Dandy/Bouncin' With Bud (JD, DH + rhythm only)/Things Ain't What They Used To Be/Serenade In Blue (VF vibes, +b and d)/Humble Pie/'Cuse These Bloos/Perdido/Tenderly/Fuller Bop Man/Nice Work If You Can Get It (VF vibes, +b and d)/Tin Tin Deo/Fools Rush In (RS + rhythm only)/In The Land Of Nimbupani.

Jimmy Deuchar/Derek Humble - September 7th, 1954 (Esquire 32.006)
Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Derek Humble (as), Victor Feldman (p), Lennie Bush (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Bouncing With Bud.

Ronnie Scott Orchestra - January 4th, 1955 (Esquire)
Ronnie Scott (ts), Derek Humble (as), Pete King (ts), Hank Shaw (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Benny Green (bs), Victor Feldman (p), Lennie Bush (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Evening In Paris/After You've Gone/But Not For Me/Serenity.

Ronnie Scott Orchestra - February 23rd, 1955 (Esquire EP61) (JMC22)
Ronnie Scott (ts), Derek Humble (as), Pete King (ts), Hank Shaw (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Benny Green (bs), Victor Feldman (p), Lennie Bush (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Parisian Thoroughfare/Don't Worry 'Bout Me/Quicksilver+/Time After Time.
(+ Different take to original 78)

Vic Feldman Modern Jazz Septet - March 3rd, 1955 (Esquire EP64* (JMC2) / (EP84^ (JMC17)
Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Dizzy Reece (tp), Derek Humble (as), Tommy Pollard (p), Victor Feldman (vib), Lennie Bush (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Typhoon^/UMF*.

Tony Crombie And His Orchestra - March 31st, 1955 (Decca)
Jimmy Deuchar, Les Condon (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Derek Humble (as), Don Rendell, Al Cornish (ts), Ronnie Ross (bs), Damian Robinson (p), Lennie Bush (b), Tony Crombie (d), Annie Ross, Art Baxter (vcl).
Baby Mine (AB vcl)/Flying Home/Early One Morning#/Tiptoe Through The Tulips/The Fish (AR vcl)*/Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean (AR vcl)*
(#Ember CD - The Best Of British Jazz featuring the stars of the British modern jazz scene from the 1950s and 1960s)
(#Ember CD - Tony Crombie - A Tribute)
(*Jasmine CD - Annie Ross - Twisted)

Ronnie Scott Orchestra - April 13th, 1955 (Esquire EP81)
Ronnie Scott (ts), Derek Humble (as), Pete King (ts), Hank Shaw (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Benny Green (bs), Victor Feldman (p), Lennie Bush (b), Phil Seamen (d).
S'il Vous Plait+*/Jordu+*/Pearl+/This Heart Of Mine.
(*Proper Records 4CD Box set - Ronnie Scott "Boppin' With Scott")
(+ Different take to original 78)

Jimmy Deuchar Ensemble - April 26th, 1955 (Tempo)
Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Tubby Hayes (ts), Derek Humble (as,bs), Victor Feldman (p), Lennie Bush (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Treble Gold*/Bass House*/I.P.A. Special*/Final Selection*.
(*Jasmine CD - Jimmy Deuchar Showcase)
(*Proper Records 4CD Box set - Tubby Hayes - The Little Giant)

(*Avid CD - Three Classic Albums Plus)
(*Acrobat CD - Jimmy Deuchar, The Complete Tempo Recordings 1955 - 58)
(*Real Gone Jazz 4CD set - Tubby Hayes Vol.2 - Five Classic Albums plus bonus eps and tracks)

Tony Crombie And His Orchestra - July 7th, 1955 (Decca)
personnel as March 31st.
Flying Hickory/String Of Pearls.

Vic Feldman Modern Jazz Quintet/Septet - August 18th, 1955 (Tempo)
Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Dizzy Reece (tp), Derek Humble (as), Tommy Pollard (p), Victor Feldman (vib), Lennie Bush (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Brawl For All*#^/The Big Fist*/Sunshine On a Dull Day*#/Sonor*#/Hand In Hand*/When?* (omit Deuchar and Humble).
(*Jasmine CD - Departure Dates - Victor Feldman)
(^Giant Steps 2CD set - Soho After Dark 'London's '50s Modern Jazz Scene')
(#Real Gone Jazz 4CD box set - Victor Feldman Eight Classic Albums)

Tony Crombie And His Orchestra -September 28th, 1955 (Decca)
Personnel as March 31st.
I Want You To Be My Baby (AR vcl)*/Hawk-eye (unissued)/Three Little Words (AR vcl).
(*Jasmine CD - Annie Ross - Twisted)

September, 1955 (Decca)
Personnel as March 31st.
Only You (AR vcl)*/Cry Me A River (AR vcl)*.
(*Jasmine CD - Annie Ross - Twisted)

Vic Feldman Big Band - September 21st, 1955 (Tempo EXA29) (JMC29)
Jimmy Watson, Jimmy Deuchar, Dizzy Reece (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Derek Humble (as), Ronnie Scott, Tubby Hayes (ts), Harry Klein (bs), John Burden (french horn), Jim Powell (tuba), Norman Stenfalt (p), Victor Feldman (vib), Lennie Bush (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Elegy*/Big Top*^#/Cabaletto*^/Introduction*^/Maenya*^.
(*Jasmine CD - Departure Dates - Victor Feldman)
(^Proper Records 4CD Box set - Tubby Hayes - The Little Giant)

(#SWP Records CD - The Late, Great Phil Seamen)
(*Real Gone Jazz 4CD box set - Victor Feldman Eight Classic Albums)

Tony Crombie And His Orchestra - c1955/1956 (Israel Radio broadcast)
Probable personnel: Jimmy Deuchar, Les Condon (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Derek Humble (as), Don Rendell, Al Cornish (ts), Ronnie Ross (bs), Damian Robinson (p), Lennie Bush (b), Tony Crombie (p,d), Johnny Grant, Annie Ross (vcl).
Short Stop*/C'est Si Bon (AR vcl)*^/Don't Worry About Me (AR vcl)*^/You Go To My Head (JG vcl)*/I Can't Believe (AR vcl)*^.
(*Ember CD - Tony Crombie - A Tribute)
(^Ember CD - Annie Ross sings a handful of songs)

Ronnie Scott/Tony Crombie Orchestra - February 18th, 1956 (Decca LF1261...10" LP)
Ronnie Scott (ts), Derek Humble (as), Kenny Graham (ts), Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Les Condon (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Benny Green (bs), Stan Tracey (p), Lennie Bush (b), Tony Crombie (d).
Basie Talks*/It Might As Well Be Spring*/Drop Me Off At Harlem*/Ting-A-Ling*/Straight Life*/Flying Home*.
(*Acrobat 2 CD set - Soho Blues - The Ronnie Scott Anthology 1956-62)
(*Real Gone Jazz CD - Tony Crombie: Seven Classic Albums plus bonus EP)
(*Real Gone Jazz 4 CD set - Ronnie Scott: Six Classic Albums plus Bonus Singles)

Jimmy Deuchar Sextet - April 23rd, 1956 (Tempo TAP4) (JMC32)
Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Derek Humble (as), Ken Wray (tb), Stan Tracey (p), Lennie Bush (b), Tony Crombie (d).
"E"*/Colne Springs*/Four X*/Red Barrel*..
(*Jasmine CD - Opus De Funk)
(*Acrobat CD - Jimmy Deuchar, The Complete Tempo Recordings 1955 - 58)

Victor Feldman Nine-tet - December 11th, 1956 (Tempo)
Dizzy Reece & Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Derek Humble (as), Ronnie Scott (ts), Tubby Hayes (bs), Norman Stenfalt (p), Lennie Bush (b), Victor Feldman (d).
Short Circuit*/Woodwork*.
(*Jasmine CD - Victor Feldman in London - Vol 1)
(*Proper Records 4CD Box set - Tubby Hayes - The Little Giant)

(*Avid 2 CD set - Victor Feldman: Four Classic Albums)
(*Real Gone Jazz 4CD box set - Victor Feldman Eight Classic Albums)

Vic Feldman Big Band - December 12th, 1956 (Tempo TAP12)
Bobby Pratt, Jimmy Deuchar, Dizzy Reece (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Derek Humble (as), Ronny Scott, Tubby Hayes (ts), Joe Temperley (bs), John Burden (french horn), Jim Powell (tuba), Norman Stenfalt (p), Victor Feldman (vib), Lennie Bush (b), Phil Seamen (d). (Pete King (bs) replaces Joe Temperley on "Karen").
Blues In Two Modes*^/Jennie*/One Momentum*/Karen*^.
(*Jasmine CD - Victor Feldman in London - Vol 2)
(^Proper Records 4CD Box set - Tubby Hayes - The Little Giant)

(*Avid 2 CD set - Victor Feldman: Four Classic Albums)
(*Real Gone Jazz 4CD box set - Victor Feldman Eight Classic Albums)

Recordings after 1956...


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