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Humphrey Lyttelton's Big Band in concert, recorded in 1991

Episode 2 of 2

Duration:
57 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 22 April 2013

Guy Barker introduces an historic concert from the BBC archives. When asked to open Radio 2's first ever Jazz Season in 1991, Humphrey Lyttelton took the opportunity to bring his Big Band out of retirement. The dusted down parts were put on the stands of his hand picked musicians who brilliantly brought to life a fascinating collection of arrangements not heard for more than 30 years. The concert was recorded at the Hippodrome Golders Green with Humph' in top form as player, bandleader and on stage host.

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