Humphrey Lyttelton
In Canada
Sackville SK 3033

Known by friends as Humph, trumpeter Humphrey Lyttleton was an English jazz musician who formed his first band in 1936 at the age of 15.He was inspired by Louis Armstrong who subsequently referred to Lyttleton as "that cat in England who swings his ass off". In the 50s Lyttleton shifted from New Orleans style jazz to swing jazz and recorded with Buck Clayton. He remained active throughout his long life as a musician, record producer, broadcaster and cartoonist. This session was recorded in 1983 and features Humph on trumpet and clarinet with a Canadian band featuring Jim Galloway, soprano & baritone sax, clarinet; Ed Bickert, guitar;Neil Swanson, bass;Terry Clarke, drums.

 

 

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