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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- Chris Barber - The Jazz House Pocket Legendhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cc5q2.jpg2011-09-21T23:00:12ZStephen Duffy profiles jazz trombonist Chris Barber in Pocket Legends.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/clips#p00km5flSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 7 mins
Chris Barber - The Jazz House Pocket Legend
- Jazz Library - Chris Barberhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c8dqf.jpg2011-03-14T00:00:00ZChris Barber joins Alyn Shipton to select highlights of his recordings.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/clips#p00g514lSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 32 mins
Jazz Library - Chris Barber