|Ronnie Scott Big Band...|
In 1955 Ronnie Scott formed a big band but it survived for barely a year. Ronnie found it incredibly stressful to organise the band and keep it on the road and he was required to play for dancing. He later described the period as the worst of his musical life.
The band recorded four tracks for Esquire Records.
Ronnie Scott Orchestra - October 11th, 1955 (Esquire EP85)
Stan Palmer, Hank Shaw, Dave Usden, Jimmy Watson, (tp) Jack Botterill, Robin Kaye, Mac Minshull, Ken Wray (tb), Joe Harriott, Doug Robinson (as), Pete King, Ronnie Scott (ts), Benny Green (bs), Norman Stenfalt (p), Eric Peters (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Bang/With Every Breath I Take/A Night In Tunisia/The Big Fist.
(These are available on several cd compilations...)
The photograph above shows Eric Peters (bass), Phil Seamen (drums) and Hank Shaw (trumpet)...
On the left is the saxophone section comprising Joe Harriott, Dougie Robinson, Peter King and Ronnie Scott. The baritone sax of Benny Green is shown but not Benny himself...
Below shows the band in full flight...