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Harry Klein discography...
Born in London in 1928 Harry Klein began playing the alto sax in local gigs in the mid 1940s and also with the Ivor Kirchin Band and the Victor Feldman Sextet. Still playing alto worked on the Mauritania sailing to New York which was where he met Charlie Parker and heard him playing with Fats Navarro. Although invited to sit in he never did!

He played with a number of name bands in the early 1950s including Jack Nathan, Kenny Baker, Tony Crombie, Ronnie Scott and Jack Parnell. He switched from alto to baritone sax while playing with Jack Nathan in 1950. He was a reluctant convert, Jack Nathan bought him as instrument and he quickly decided that he got a better sound on the baritone than any other instrument and started to like it. So he became a baritone player and stated that he got a lot more work than he would have done playing alto.
The Jazz Five...
He played in a quintet with Tommy Whittle on and off through the 1950s as well as the Jazz Today Unit. He was not one of the bebop pioneers, and besides his jazz work spent time with commercial bands like Geraldo, Ambrose, Roy Fox and Eric Jupp but he felt that the baritone in dance bands was often regarded as a bit of a novelty instrument, but he adapted his style well to fit into the modern sounding bands of the early 1950s.
In 1956 he played six weeks with Stan Kenton's big band touring Europe and recorded with the band in Stockholm. In the early 1960s he co-led a successful quintet with Vic Ash called The Jazz Five that often played at Ronnie Scott's and was recorded in 1960. In 1962 he formed his own quartet but increasingly became a session musician working mainly in the studios and on radio or TV. He continued to do a few jazz dates as well as his commercial work. He worked with singers Johnny Mathis, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis, Buddy Greco and Ella Fitzgerald as well as pop groups the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and pop singer Dusty Springfield.
His favourite players were Harry Carney, Pepper Adams and Gerry Mulligan and he based his sound on Gerry Mulligan but, not surprisingly, he lacked Mulligan's technical and improvisational abilities. Due to back problems he gave up the baritone in the mid 1990s and reverted to the alto. He died on 30th June, 2010 at the age of 81.

During the fifties when the Melody Maker concerned itself with jazz, Harry Klein was voted the number 1 British baritone player by the readers from 1953 to 1957, and in 1955 he came third in the international section, just behind Gerry Mulligan and Lars Gullin. Harry made a lot of records in this period and was a regular on the London club scene where many of his votes would have come from.
Ralph Sharon Bobtet - November 9th, 1949 (Harmony)
Harry Roche (tb), Harry Klein (as), Ronnie Scott (ts), Bob Burns (bs), Ralph Sharon (p), Dave Goldberg (g), Charles Short (b), Martin Ashton (d), Doreen Henry (vcl).
Euphonia/How High The Moon/Zanzibar. (These titles remain unissued).

Kenny Baker Swing Group - January 2nd, 1952 (Parlophone)
Kenny Baker (tp), Vic Ash (cl,as), Harry Klein (as,bs), Freddy Courtney (ts), Stan Tracey (p), Alan McDonald (b), Johnny Flanagan (d).
Lullaby Of Birdland/Exploitation.

January 4th, 1952 (Parlophone)
As January 2nd.
Round About Midnight/Afternoon In Paris.

Harry Klein With The Ronnie Ball Trio - January 9th, 1952 (Esquire)
Harry Klein (bs), Ronnie Ball (p), Pete Blannin (b), Tony Kinsey (d).
Cu-ba/Negotiation.

Kenny Baker Orchestra - March 3rd, 1952 (Melodisc)
Kenny Baker, Harry Lethman, Alan Franks, Freddy Clayton (tp), Harry Roche, Don Lusher (tb), Douggie Robinson, Bill Jackson, Keith Bird, Harry Klein (reeds), Stan Tracey (p), Alan McDonald (b), Johnny Flanagan (d).
The Very Thought Of You/The Night Is Long.

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)

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 Quintet - December 13th, 1952 (Esquire 20.006)
Ronnie Scott (ts), Harry Klein (bs), Norman Stenfalt (p), Lennie Bush (b), Tony Crombie (d).
Nemo#/Troubled Air#/Eureka#/Seven Eleven*#/All The Things You Are+#/Great Scott+.
(*Giant Steps Records CD - Great Scott)
(#Proper Records 4CD Box set - Ronnie Scott "Boppin' With Scott")
+ These two tracks are approximately 13 minutes each and were issued as the first 10" jazz LP in Britain with one track per side.

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)

The 1954 Melody Maker All-Stars - March 7th, 1954 (Esquire 20-031* )
Kenny Baker (tp), Don Lusher (tb), Vic Ash (cl), Johnny Dankworth (as), Ronnie Chamberlain, (ts,sops), Ronnie Scott (ts), Harry Klein (bs), Vic Feldman (vib), Bill McGuffie (p), Tito Burns (acc), Ivor Mairants (g), Johnny Hawksworth (b), Eric Delaney (d).
For Voters Only (2 takes, one take on*)/Gallop Poll (2 takes, one take on*)/Swingdido*.

Aces Annonymous or Mike Nevard's Melody Maker All Stars - May 15th, 1954 (New sounds from Olde England - Blue Note BLP5052
John Dankworth (as), Don Rendell (ts), Harry Klein (bs), Albert Hall (tp), Ralph Dollimore (p), Johnny Hawksworth (b), Tony Kinsey (d).
Quick Returns*/Crystal/I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket(1)/Jazz Club USA/Nom De Plume/Epigram.
(*Avid 2 CD set - Cleo Laine & John Dankworth: Three Early LPs & More)

Tommy Whittle Quintet - August 17th, 1954 (Esquire)
Tommy Whittle (ts), Harry Klein (bs), Dill Jones (p), Joe Muddel (b), Eddie Taylor (d).
Martini (2 takes), Zythum (2 takes), Yesterdays (2 takes), Debut (2 takes).

Harry Klein Quintet - October 26, 1954 (Baritone Sax - Columbia SEG7647) (JMC12)
Harry Klein (bs), Vic Ash (cl), Dill Jones (p), Sammy Stokes (b), Eddie Taylor (d).
Pentagon*/Poinciana*.
(*Vocalion CD - Jazz Today - Buddy Featherstonhaugh, Harry Klein and others)

Tommy Whittle Quintet - December 1st, 1954 (Esquire)
personnel as August 17th.
Archer's Treat/Pyramid/Willow Weep For Me/Crazy Rhythm.

Derek Smith Trio Featuring Harry Klein - Winter, 1954 (Decca) (JMC1)
Harry Klein (bs), Derek Smith (p), Freddy Logan (b), Allan Ganley (d).
Play Fiddle Play/Our Love Is Here To Stay/Let's Call The Whole Thing Off*/Candy.
(*Fantastic Voyage 2 CD set - Ember Jazz - The Flamingo Connection)

Harry Klein Quintet - January 19th, 1955 (Baritone Sax - Columbia SEG7647) (JMC12)
Harry Klein (bs), Vic Ash (cl), Stan Tracey (p), Sammy Stokes (b), Eddie Taylor (d).
Monument*/Euphony*.
(*Vocalion CD - Jazz Today - Buddy Featherstonhaugh, Harry Klein and others)
(*Avid 2 CD set - Stan Tracey: Three Classic Albums Plus)

Kenny Baker and Jazz Today Unit - February 16th, 1955 (Polygon)
Kenny Baker (tp), Keith Christie (tb), Bruce Turner (as), Jimmy Skidmore (ts), Harry Klein (bs), Dill Jones (p), Ike Isaacs (g), Frank Clarke (b), Benny Goodman (d).
Farewell Blues*/Blue Feeling*.
(*Castle 3CD box set - Too Hot - The Best of British Mainstream Jazz)

February 21st, 1955 (Polygon)
Personnel as February 16th except Cedric West (g) and Eric Delaney (d) replace Ike Isaacs and Benny Goodman. Joe Harriott (as) and Bertie King (as) added on*
That's The Blues Dad/Blues In Threes*.
(*Castle 3CD box set - Too Hot - The Best of British Mainstream Jazz)
(*Giant Steps CD - Killer Joe: Birth Of A Legend)

(*Vocalion CD - Kenny Baker & The Jazz Today Unit - Operation Jam Session)
(*Proper Box 4CD set - The Joe Harriott Story)


The Melody Maker All-Stars - March 7th, 1955 (Esquire EP56* others 10-436 )
Kenny Baker (tp), Keith Christie (tb), Vic Ash (cl), Johnny Dankworth (as), Ronnie Chamberlain, (ts,sops), Tommy Whittle (ts), Harry Klein (as,bs), Vic Feldman (vib), Bill McGuffie (p), Tito Burns (acc), Bert Weedon (g), Joe Muddel (b), Eric Delaney (d). (Add Joe Harriott (as) on Waxing The Winners)
Gershwin Ballad Medley: (Summertime*/Someone To Watch Over Me*/Love Walked In*/Embraceable You*)/Waxing The Winners (Part 1)/Waxing The Winners (Part 2).
(*Hallmark CD - Basement Bop - British jazz in the 1950s)

Derek Smith Trio with Harry Klein - March 15th, 1955 (Decca DFE6266*/DFE6297)
Harry Klein (bs), Derek Smith (p), Freddie Logan (b), Allan Ganley (d).
Play Fiddle Play*/Love Is Here To Stay*/Let's Call The Whole Thing Off/Candy. (Four other titles do not include Klein: Sweet Georgia Brown*/They Can't Take That Away From Me*/Smooth Talk/Everything Happens To Me).

Jazz Showcase - March 16th, 1955 (Nixa NJE1011) (JMC11)
Kenny Baker (tp), Keith Christie (tb), Jimmy Skidmore (ts), Harry Klein (bs), Dill Jones (p), Cedric West (g), Frank Clarke (b), Eric Delaney (d).
On The Alamo*/What's New*/Making Whoopee*/How Long Has This Been Going On*/Sweet And Lovely*/I'm Beginning To See The Light*.
(*Vocalion CD - Kenny Baker & The Jazz Today Unit - Operation Jam Session)

Tommy Whittle Quintet - March 22nd, 1955 (Esquire EP67* JMC25*)
Tommy Whittle (ts), Harry Klein (bs), Dill Jones (p), Joe Muddel (b), Eddie Taylor (d).
Ten-bar Gait*#/The Finisher*/Someone To Watch Over Me/Harry's Blues.
(#Giant Steps 2CD set - Soho After Dark 'London's '50s Modern Jazz Scene')
(#Hallmark CD - Basement Bop - British jazz in the 1950s)

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)

Harry Klein Quartet - May 25th, 1955 (Brash Baritone - Polygon JTE105) (JMC20/32)
Harry Klein (bs), Max Harris (p), Sammy Stokes (b), Eddie Taylor (d).
I'll Remember April*/I Can't Get Started*/I'm Coming Virginia*.
(*Vocalion CD - Jazz Today - Buddy Featherstonhaugh, Harry Klein and others)

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)

Tommy Whittle Quintet - August 4th, 1955 (Esquire 20-048*) (JMC26/30)
Tommy Whittle (ts), Harry Klein (bs), Dill Jones (p), Dave Willis (b), Eddie Taylor (d).
Flamingo/Ghost Of A chance/I'll Remember April*/You've Done Something To My Heart*/Stars Fell On Alabama*#/Cherokee*.
(#Hallmark CD - Basement Bop - British jazz in the 1950s)

Vic Feldman Big Band - September 21st, 1955 (Tempo EXA29) (JMC29)
Jimmy Watson, Jimmy Deuchar, Dizzy Reece (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Derek Humble (as), Ronny 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)

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

Harry Klein Quartet - November 25th, 1955 (Nixa NJE1022)
Harry Klein (bs), Derek Smith (p), Sammy Stokes (b), Allan Ganley (d).
Liggin'/It Ain't Necessarily So/Four And No More/Darn That Dream.

Harry Klein Orchestra - November 28th, 1955 (Nixa NJE1009) (JMC29)
Jimmy Watson (tp), Ken Wray, Keith Christie (tb), Jack Ellery (fl), Dougie Robinson (as), Harry Klein, Benny Green (bs), Derek Smith (p), Sammy Stokes (b), Jim Powell (tu), Allan Ganley (d).
Big Ben/Nightwork.

In 2002 Jasmine Records issued a CD containing 'previously unissued performances' by the Kenny Baker Dozen and Half Dozen. This session does not appear in Kenny Baker discographies although several titles on this CD have been recorded on other dates. The booklet with the CD says only that they are studio recordings made in the mid - 1950s. It does not say who made the original recordings, presumably it is a record company but may even be the BBC, the dozen had a regular late night programme on the BBC at the time...
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)

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)

Although titled "Live at the Festival Hall" this LP was actually recorded in West Berlin...
Stan Kenton Orchestra - cMay, 1956 (Live at the Festival Hall - Artistry Records AR2 100)
Ed Leddy, Vinnie Tano, Phil Gilbert, Lee Katzman, Sam Noto (tp), Bob Fitzpatrick, Carl Fontana, Dan Kelly, Kent Larsen (tb), Lennie Niehaus (as), Bill Perkins, Don Rendell (ts), Harry Klein (bs), Fred Fox, Irving Rosenthal (frhrn), Jay McAlluster (tu), Stan Kenton (p), Ralph Blaze (g), Curtis Counce (b), Mel Lewis (d).
Artistry In Rhythm/Stompin' At The Savoy/Collaboration/Love For Sale/Swing House/Yesterdays/Out Of Nowhere/Royal Blue/Solitaire/23'N 82'W/Concerto To End All Concertos/Intermission/Polka Dots And Moonbeams/Carl/Peanut Vendor/Stella By Starlight/Cherokee/Young Blood.

Discographical detail below is not listed in Lord's Jazz Discography and has been taken from Jazz Journal which published the results of work undertaken by Bernard Shirley, Tony Middleton and Pete Lay. The information on the label is incomplete and misleading....
Bix Curtis Jazz Group - July 28th, 1956 (Jazz from Club Basie - World Record Club R46)
Ronnie Scott (ts), Harry Klein (bs), Derek Smith (p), Sammy Stokes (b), Allan Ganley (d).
Autumn Leaves.
Leon Calvert (tp), Harry Klein (bs), Derek Smith (p), Sammy Stokes (b), Allan Ganley (d).
Flamingo.

Tony Crombie/Ronnie Scott Quintet - July 31st, 1956 (Tempo TAP 5*)
Ronnie Scott (ts), Harry Klein (bs), Tubby Hayes (ts ^two tracks), Terry Shannon (p), Lennie Bush (b), Tony Crombie (d).
A Night In Tunisia*^/Stars Fell On Alabama*#/Once In A While*#/Soho Blues*#/Annie-mation*#/Autumn Leaves*#/Laker's Day*^. (Three further titles from this session remain unissued: Bag's Groove/I Want to Be Happy/unknown title).
(*Jasmine CD - Jazz At The Flamingo)
(^Fantastic Voyage 3 CD set - Tubby Hayes - Jazz Genius: the Flamingo Era)
(^Proper Records 4CD Box set - Tubby Hayes - The Little Giant)

(#Acrobat 2 CD set - Soho Blues - The Ronnie Scott Anthology 1956-62)
(^Acrobat 6CD Box set - Tubby Hayes - The Complete Tempo Recordings 1955-59)
(#Real Gone Jazz 4 CD set - Ronnie Scott: Six Classic Albums plus Bonus Singles)

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 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 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.

The 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*.
(*Castle 3CD box set - Too Hot - The Best of British Mainstream Jazz)
(*Real Gone Jazz 4 CD set - Don Rendell Six Classic Albums plus bonus tracks)

Tommy Whittle Quintet - July 17th, 1958 (Saga)
Tommy Whittle (ts), Harry Klein (bs), Eddie Thompson (p), Ken Sprang (b), Jackie Dougan (d).
You Stepped Out Of A Dream*/Dearly Beloved*/Poinciana*/Broadway*.
(* Acrobat CD - Tommy Whittle Quintet - Complete recordings 1958 - 59)

Tommy Whittle Quintet - May, 1959 (Tempo TAP27 and Ember EMB3305) (JM0760)
Tommy Whittle (ts), Harry Klein (bs), Eddie Thompson (p), Ken Sprang (b), Jackie Dougan (d).
Lady Bee*/Howl*^/Lullaby*/Twelve By Five*/New Horizons*/Blues In The Dark*/Heard And Seen*^/Mine Still*/Loving Man* (not on records).
(* Acrobat CD - Tommy Whittle Quintet - Complete recordings 1958 - 59)
(^Fantastic Voyage 2 CD set - Ember Jazz - The Flamingo Connection)

Tony Crombie Orchestra - December 30th, 1959 (BBC Transcription)
Leon Calvert, Les Condon (tp), Al Newman (cl,as), Bobby Wellins (ts), Harry Klein (bs), Stan Tracey (p), Kenny Napper (b), Tony Crombie (d).
East Of The Sun*/Baby Blue*/Summertime*/Time's A-Wastin' (theme).
(*Vocalion CD - BBC Rare transcription recordings (1959-60) Volume Two)

Tempo TAP30 was titled "Jazz Inc. - Swinging Music in The Modern Manner". Although acclaimed by musicians, fans and several leading critics, the orchestra on this record performed for just seventeen weeks during 1959. Commercially, the band could be said to have failed, but musically it was a triumph.
Tony Crombie Orchestra - January 6th, 1960 (Tempo TAP30)
Leon Calvert, Les Condon (tp), Al Newman (cl,as), Bobby Wellins (ts), Harry Klein (bs), Stan Tracey (p), Kenny Napper (b), Tony Crombie (d).
Caravan*/Boo Bah*/Lullaby*/Reelin*/Li'l O'l Pottsville*^/Jamba* (as Jammin' on #)/I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart*/Summertime*.
(*Jasmine CD - Tony Crombie - Jazz Inc)
(#Ember CD - Tony Crombie - A Tribute)
(*Avid 2 CD set - Stan Tracey: Three Classic Albums Plus)
(^Giant Steps 2CD set - Soho After Dark 'London's '50s Modern Jazz Scene')

The M.J.6 featuring Stan Tracey - early 1960 (Decca F11212)
Les Condon (tp), Vic Ash (ts), Harry Klein (bs), Stan Tracey (p), Kenny Napper (b), Tony Crombie (d).
Private Eye*/Tracey's Theme.
(*Acrobat CD - British Modern Jazz Singles, EP tracks & Rarities 1960 - 62)

The Jazz Five - October 23rd, 1960 (Tempo)
Vic Ash (cl), Harry Klein (bs), Brian Dee (p), Malcolm Cecil (b), Bill Eyden (d).
There It Is*/The Five Of Us*/'Pon My Soul*/Autumn Leaves*.
(*Jasmine CD - The Jazz Five - "The Five Of Us")
(*Fresh Sound CD - The Jazz Makers / The Jazz Five - The Hooter)
(*Acrobat CD - Vic Ash The Quintet & Jazz Five - Studio and Live Recordings 1959 - 1961)

The Jazz Five - November 12th, 1960 (Tempo)
Vic Ash (cl), Harry Klein (bs), Brian Dee (p), Malcolm Cecil (b), Tony Mann (d).
Hootin'*/Still Life*.
(*Jasmine CD - The Jazz Five - "The Five Of Us")
(*Fresh Sound CD - The Jazz Makers / The Jazz Five - The Hooter)
(*Acrobat CD - Vic Ash The Quintet & Jazz Five - Studio and Live Recordings 1959 - 1961)

The Jazz Five - May 18th, 1961 (BBC Jazz Club)
Vic Ash (ts,cl), Harry Klein (bs), Brian Dee (p), Malcolm Cecil (b), Terry Lovelock (d).
Hootin' (The Hooter)*/Still Life*/Autumn Leaves*/I've Told Ev'ry Little Star*/Taxidermist*.
(*Acrobat CD - Vic Ash The Quintet & Jazz Five - Studio and Live Recordings 1959 - 1961)

In October, 2009 Gearbox Records released a limited edition vinyl 12" LP of a 1962 BBC Jazz for Moderns broadcast. This has never been available commercially before...
The Tubby Hayes Band - February 21st, 1962 (Gearbox GB1502)
Tubby Hayes (ts,vib), with: Bobby Pratt, Eddie Blair, Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Keith Christie (tb), Ken Wray (v-tb), Johnny Scott, Bob Efford, Vic Ash, Harry Klein (reeds), Alan Civil (frh), David Snell (harp), Gordon Beck (p), Freddy Logan (b), Allan Ganley (d).
Take Your Partners For The Blues/Peace/Souriya/Down In The Village/Early Morning Afterthoughts.

Dakota Staton - ?, 1966 (Dakota '66 - Columbia SCX 6020)
Dakota Staton (vcl) acc by: Ray Swinfield (fl), Peter King (as), Harry Klein (bs), Alan Branscombe (keyboards) + others.
(Twelve titles).

Harry South Big Band - January 26th, 1966 (Presenting the Harry South Big Band - Mercury 20081MCL)
Ian Hamer, Hank Shaw, Les Condon, Greg Bowen (tp), Ian Carr (tp,fl-hrn), Johnny Marshall, Chris Smith, Keith Christie, Gibb Wallace (tb), Roy Willox, Alan Branscombe (as,fl), Ronnie Scott, Dick Morrissey (ts), Bob Efford (ts,fl), Harry Klein (bs), Gordon Beck (p), Phil Bates (b), Phil Seamen (d), Harry South (ldr).
Six To One Bar/Lush Life/There And Back/North Of The Soho Border.

Harry South Big Band - c1966/7 (Retrospect through 21 years of BBC Jazz Club - Philips SBL7869)
Greg Bowen, Derek Watkins, Tony Fisher, Hank Shaw (tp), Keith Christie, Brian Perrin, Clarrie Baines, Cliff Hardie (tb), Alan Branscombe, Tony Coe, Tubby Hayes, Ronnie Scott, Dick Morrissey, Harry Klein (reeds), Gordon Beck (p), Phil Bates (b), Bill Eyden (d), Harry South (ldr).
Newtyme Waltz/Storm Warning.

Stan Tracey Big Band - March 8th/9th, 1966 (Alice in Jazzland - Columbia SX6051, SXC6051)
Kenny Baker, Eddie Blair, Ian Hamer, Les Condon (tp), Keith Christie, Wally Smith, Chris Smith (tb), Ronnie Baker (as,cl), Alan Branscombe (as), Ronnie Scott, Bobby Wellins (ts), Harry Klein (bs), Stan Tracey (p,arr), Jeff Clyne (b), Ronnie Stephenson (d). (Wellins was not present on three other titles recorded on March 23rd)
Afro-Charlie Meets The White Rabbit*/Portrait Of A Queen*/Alice In Jazzland*/Fantasies In Bloom*/Teatime Gavotte*.
(*Resteamed CD - Alice in Jazzland)

Stan Tracey Big Band - March 23rd, 1966 (Alice in Jazzland - Columbia SX6051, SXC6051)
Kenny Baker, Kenny Wheeler, Ian Hamer, Les Condon (tp), Keith Christie, Wally Smith, Chris Smith (tb), Ronnie Baker (as,cl), Alan Branscombe (as), Ronnie Scott, Tubby Hayes (ts), Harry Klein (bs), Stan Tracey (p,arr), Jeff Clyne (b), Ronnie Stephenson (d).
Murdering The Time*/Summer Hallucinations* (no tp,tb)/Pig And Pepper* (Ronnie Scott, Stan Tracey, Jeff Clyne, Ronnie Stephenson only).
(*Resteamed CD - Alice in Jazzland)

Tubby Hayes and his Orchestra - May 10th and 12th, 1966 (100% Proof - Fontana TL5410)
Kenny Baker, Ian Hamer, Greg Bowen, Les Condon, Kenny Wheeler (tp), Keith Christie, Nat Peck, Johnny Marshall, Chris Smith (tb), Roy Willox, Ray Warleigh (as,fl), Ronnie Scott (ts,fl), Tubby Hayes (ts,fl,vib), Bob Efford (ts,oboe,fl,b-cl), Harry Klein (bs), Gordon Beck (p), Jeff Clyne (b), Johnny Butts (d).
Nutty*/100% Proof*.
(*Impressed Repressed CD - 100% Proof)

Kenny Clare / Ronnie Stephenson Big Band - August 11th, 1966 (Drum spectacular - Columbia TWO146)
Greg Bowen, Leon Calvert, Stan Roderick, Kenny Wheeler (tp), Laddie Busby, Nat Peck, Johnny Marshall (tb), Jackie Armstrong (b-tb), Douggie Robinson, Ray Warleigh (as), Art Ellefson, Ronnie Scott (ts), Harry Klein (bs), Stan Tracey (p), Lennie Bush (b), Kenny Clare, Ronnie Stephenson (d).
Drum Spectacular*/Caravan*/Portrait Of Elvin*/Talkin' About Drums*.
(*Vocalion CD - Big Band Spectacular / Drum Spectacular)

The Tubby Hayes Big Band - Live at The Torrington Arms, London, May 8th, 1969 (Rumpus - Savage Solweig SS003)
Greg Bowen, Ian Hamer, Les Condon, Kenny Wheeler (tp), Keith Christie, David Horler, Bill Geldard (tb), Peter King (as), Tubby Hayes, Brian Smith (ts), Harry Klein (bs), Louis Stewart (g), Ron Mathewson (b), Spike Wells (d).
Song For A Sad Lady*/Dear Johnny B*/March Brown*/Rumpus*/You Know I Care*/Seven Steps To Heaven*/The Inner Splurge*.
("Savage Solweig CD - The Tubby Hayes Big Band - Rumpus)

Tubby Hayes Big Band - BBC broadcast live from Ronnie Scott's, London August 24th, 1969 (IAJRC50)
Ian Hamer, Kenny Wheeler, Greg Bowen, Hank Shaw (tp), Keith Christie, David Horler, Bill Geldard (tb), Peter King (as), Tubby Hayes, Brian Smith, Alan Skidmore (ts), Harry Klein (bs), Mike Pyne (p), Louis Stewart (g), Ron Mathewson (b), Spike Wells (d).
A Song For A Sad Lady*/You Know I Care*.
(*IAJRC CD -Tubby Hayes: England's Late Jazz Great)


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