<htm> <head> <title>The Jump Band...</title> <META NAME="author" CONTENT="David Taylor"> <META NAME="description" CONTENT="british modern jazz"> <META NAME="keywords" CONTENT="Jump Band, Bruce Turner"> <basefont size=2 face="Arial"> </head> <body link="#008000" vlink="#008000" alink="#FF0000" background="color.gif"> <table align=center width=760 bgcolor="#008000" cellspacing=2 cellpadding=0 border=0> <tr><td><center><a href="bands.htm"><img src="thebands.gif" ALT="the bands"></a><a href="music.htm"><img src="music.gif" ALT="the musicians"></a><a href="bebop.htm"><img src="home.gif" ALT="home page"></a><a href="clubs.htm"><img src="clubs.gif" ALT="the clubs"></a><a href="rec ords.htm"><img src="records.gif" ALT="the records"></a><a href="time.htm"><img src="time.gif" ALT="time line"></a><a href="bgallery.htm"><img src="gallery.gif" ALT="gallery"></a><a href="discog.htm"><img src="discog.gif" ALT="discographies"></a><a href="bodds.htm"><img src="odds.gif" ALT="odds + ends"></a><a href="links.htm"><img src="links.gif" ALT="links"></a></center> <tr><td align=center><font size=+3 color="#FFFFFF"><i><b>The Jump Band...</b></center></td></tr> <tr><td align=center><img src="line.jpg"></a></td></tr> </table> <table align=center width=760 bgcolor="#008000" cellspacing=0 cellpadding=10> <tr><td align=left width=740 bgcolor="#FFEBCD"><font color="#800080" size=2> <img src="jumpband.jpg" align=left width=300 height=300 border=1> Bruce Turner formed his Jump Band in March 1957 following his departure from the Humphrey Lyttelton Band where he had been playing since 1953. He wanted a different sound, one that reflected the tight-knit, highly organised sounds of the John Kirby, Benny Carter and Johnny Hodges small groups to which he wanted to add the exciting sounds of the big bands.<br><br> The Jump Band was not an instant success, Turner himself claimed they were unemployed for two years and their first recording made in 1957 was not released until 2003! The group started as a quintet with the bebop trumpet of Terry Brown joining Bruce but the band did not achieve a full sound until a trombone was added later.<br><br> The band did successfully capture the swing small-band sound and the skilful arrangements, played with great precision, often made the group sound much bigger than it actually was. The band continued until 1964 making their last record in 1963 although they continued to re-form for one off events and made an appearance on BBC Jazz Club in 1982 with most of the original band present.<br><br> <a href="bturner.htm"><b><i>Bruce Turner...</b></i></a><br><br> <b>Bruce Turner Jump Band</b> - August 29th, 1957 (The Jump Band Collection - Lake LACD184) <br> <font color="#000000"><i>Terry Brown (tp), Bruce Turner (cl,as), prob: Colin Bates or Al Mead (p), Danny Haggerty (b), Billy Loch (d). </i><br><font color="#800080"> Broadway*/In A Mellow Tone*/Topsy*/Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise*/Northwest Passage*/Terry's Blues*/Ballad Medley* (April In Paris, The Nearness Of You, Our Love Is Here).<br> <font color="#FF0000">(*Lake CD - The Jump Band Collection)</font><br><br> <b>Bruce Turner's Jump Band</b> - November 11th, 1957 (Nixa NJE1051) <br> <font color="#000000"><i>Terry Brown (tp), Bruce Turner (cl), Al Mead (p), Danny Haggerty (b), Billy Loch (d). </i><br><font color="#800080"> Your Eyes*/Stop, Look And Listen.<br> <font color="#FF0000">(*Lake CD - The Controversial Bruce Turner, 'That's The Blues Dad')</font><br><br> <b>Bruce Turner's Jump Band</b> - January 13th, 1958 (Nixa NJE1051) <br> <font color="#000000"><i>Terry Brown (tp), Bruce Turner (as), Al Mead (p), Danny Haggerty (b), Billy Loch (d). </i><br><font color="#800080"> Jumpin' At The Woodside*/Donegal Cradle Song*.<br> <font color="#FF0000">(*Lake CD - The Controversial Bruce Turner, 'That's The Blues Dad')</font><br><br> <b>Bruce Turner Jump Band</b> - April 24th, 1958 (BBC Jazz Club) <br> <font color="#000000"><i>Terry Brown (tp), Bobby Mickleburgh (tb), Bruce Turner (cl,as), Al Mead (p), Jim Bray (b), Rex Bennett (d). </i><br><font color="#800080"> Down South Camp Meetin'*/Stop, Look And Listen*/One O'clock Jump*.<br> <font color="#FF0000">(*Upbeat CD - Best of British Jazz from the BBC Jazz Club, Vol.5)</font><br><br> <b>Bruce Turner's Jump Band</b> - March 18th, 1959 (Accent on Swing - International Jazz Club AJZLP4) <br> <font color="#000000"><i>John Chilton (tp), John Mumford (tb), Bruce Turner (cl,as), Stan Greig (p), Tony Goffe (b), John Armatage (d). </i><br><font color="#800080"> Accent On Swing*/Cream Puff*/Opus Five*/Don't Get Around Much Anymore*/Stop, Look And Listen*/Christopher Columbus*/Good Queen Bess*/Nuages*/Jump For Me*/Honeysuckle Rose*/Blues For Lester*.<br> <font color="#FF0000">(*Lake 2CD set -Accent on Swing)</font><br><br> <b>Bruce Turner's Jump Band</b> - Spring, 1960 (Melodisc 45-1551) <br> <font color="#000000"><i>John Chilton (tp), John Mumford (tb), Bruce Turner (cl,as), Colin Bates (p), Bill Bramwell (g-1), Jim Bray (b), John Armatage (d). </i><br><font color="#800080"> Nuages(1)/My Guy's Come Back.<br><br> <b>Bruce Turner's Jump Band</b> - February 16th and 17th, 1961 (Jumpin' At The NFT - '77' LEU12/2) <br> <font color="#000000"><i>John Chilton (tp), John Mumford (tb), John Picard -1 (tb), Bruce Turner (cl,as), Colin Bates (p), Jim Bray (b), John Armatage (d). </i><br><font color="#800080"> Hyde Park*/Cherry*/Watch The Birdie*/Coldwater Canyon*/Opus 5*/Jump*/Knickerbocker Glory*/Roses Of Picardy*/Stormy Weather*/Clutterbuck*/Willie The Weeper (1)*/Morning Glories*.<br> <font color="#FF0000">(*Lake 2CD set -Accent on Swing)</font><br><br> <b>Bruce Turner's Jump Band</b> - October 23rd, 1961 (Clarks/Lyn Flexi LYN208/9) <br> <font color="#000000"><i>John Chilton (tp), Pete Strange (tb), Bruce Turner (cl,as), Colin Bates (p), Ike Isaacs (g), Jim Bray (b), John Armatage (d). </i><br><font color="#800080"> Cave Girl*/Charlie-my Darling*.<br> <font color="#FF0000">(*Lake 2CD set -Accent on Swing)</font><br><br> <b>Bruce Turner And His Jump Band</b> - Denmark, January 21st, 1962 (Accent on Swing - Storyville SXP2025) <br> <font color="#000000"><i>John Chilton (tp), Pete Strange (tb), Bruce Turner (cl,as), Colin Bates (p), Jim Bray (b), John Armatage (d). </i><br><font color="#800080"> Cushion Foot Stomp*/Accent On Swing*/Gone With What Draft*/How Long Blues*/A Little Bit Independent*/Carioca*/Summertime*.<br> <font color="#FF0000">(*Lake CD - The Jump Band Collection)</font><br><br> <b>Bruce Turner And His Jump Band</b> - Denmark, January 21st, 1962 (Accent on Swing - Storyville SXP2025) <br> <font color="#000000"><i>John Chilton (tp,vcl-1), Pete Strange (tb), Bruce Turner (cl,as), Colin Bates (p), Jim Bray (b), John Armatage (d), Long John Baldry (vcl-2). </i><br><font color="#800080"> Big Noise From Winnetka (BT out)*/Jamaica Jump*/Four Or Five Times (1)*/New How Long Blues (2)*.<br> <font color="#FF0000">(*Lake CD - The Jump Band Collection)</font><br><br> <b>Bruce Turner And His Jump Band</b> - The Railway Hotel, West Hampstead, London, July 2nd, 1962 (Decca LKS 4512) <br> <font color="#000000"><i>John Chilton (tp), Pete Strange (tb), Bruce Turner (as), Colin Bates (p), Jim Bray (b), John Armatage (d). </i><br><font color="#800080"> A'int Misbehavin'*/Mood Indigo*/One O'clock Jump*.<br> <font color="#FF0000">(*Lake CD - The Bruce Turner Jump Band - Jumping For Joy)</font><br><br> <b>Bruce Turner And His Jump Band</b> - July 11th and 12th, 1962 (Jumping For Joy (vol 1) - Philips 433627BE) <br> <font color="#000000"><i>John Chilton (tp), Pete Strange (tb), Bruce Turner (as), Colin Bates (p), Jim Bray (b), John Armatage (d). </i><br><font color="#800080"> Johnny Come Lately*/Donegal Cradle Song*/Lafayette*/Don't Get Around Much Anymore*.<br> <font color="#FF0000">(*Lake CD - The Bruce Turner Jump Band - Jumping For Joy)</font><br><br> <b>Bruce Turner's Jump Band</b> - September 23rd and 25th, 1963 (Going Places - Philips BL-7590) <br> <font color="#000000"><i>John Chilton (tp), Pete Strange (tb), Bruce Turner (sop,as), Colin Bates (p), Jim Bray (b), John Armatage (d). </i><br><font color="#800080"> Goin' Places*/Nagasaki*/Plastered In Paris*/Donegal Cradle Song*/Istanbul*/Hong Kong Blues*/Helsinki*/Chicago*/Night Train To Munich*/St. Louis Blues*/Chinatoen, My Chinatown*/Copenhagen*/The Snake Charmer*/Big Noise From Winnetka*/Westminster*/Russian Lullaby*.<br> <font color="#FF0000">(*Lake CD - The Bruce Turner Jump Band - Jumping For Joy)</font><br><br> <b>Bruce Turner Jump Band</b> - August 8th, 1982 (BBC) <br> <font color="#000000"><i>Ray Crane (tp), Pete Strange (tb), Bruce Turner (cl,as), Colin Bates (p), Ron Rubin (b), John Armatage (d). </i><br><font color="#800080"> Easy Money*/Hop, Skip And Jump*/Opus 5*/One O'clock Jump*.<br> <font color="#FF0000">(*Upbeat CD - BBC Jazz from the '70s and '80s in stereophonic sound - volume 2)</font><br><br> </td></tr></table> <font color="#FFFFFF" size=2><i><br><b>This page was last updated during April, 2017.<br> Any comments welcomed, please click on email below... </b></i></font> <FORM> <INPUT TYPE="button" VALUE="email" onClick="parent.location='mailto:david@henrybebop.co.uk?subject=The Jump Band'"></FORM> </td></tr> <br><br> </body> </html>