Chris Barber — English Musician born on April 17, 1930,

Donald Christopher 'Chris' Barber 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... (wikipedia)

We play happy music, and we make people happy. That's why they like us.
In America, life is introverted, self-absorbed - and so is their music.
A frisky spirit makes my trombone sing.
Here in England we live at a slower pace, have more time to enjoy things - like good jazz.
Jazz of the sort we play is a happy, extroverted music. You don't have to think about it too much.

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