Chris Barber

Born 17 April 1930.

British jazz trombonist

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Chris Barber - The Jazz House Pocket Legend

Stephen Duffy profiles jazz trombonist Chris Barber in Pocket Legends.

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Biography

Donald Christopher 'Chris' Barber (born 17 April 1930) is a British jazz musician, best known as a bandleader and trombonist. As well as scoring a UK top twenty trad jazz hit, he helped the careers of many musicians, notably the blues singer Ottilie Patterson, who was at one time his wife, and vocalist/banjoist Lonnie Donegan, whose appearances with Barber triggered the skiffle craze of the mid-1950s and who had his first transatlantic hit, "Rock Island Line", while with Chris Barber's band. His providing an audience for Donegan and, later, Alexis Korner, makes Barber a significant figure in the British rhythm and blues and "beat boom" of the 1960s.

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  1. Review of Memories of My Trip

    Memories of My Trip 2011

    Reviewed by Adrian Edwards
    British jazz legend’s retrospective set is full of glorious highlights.