Personalities | Ken Colyer | Fifties | Jazz & Blues
(Cornet, trumpet, guitar, 1928–88)
Ken Colyer was a key figure in the UK revivalist movement. He took an infamously purist stance on the New Orleans style of ensemble playing, brooking no departures from orthodoxy. He co-founded the influential Crane River Band in 1949 and formed his own Jazzmen after a visit to New Orleans in 1953, but was ousted when Chris Barber assumed leadership the following year. Colyer formed an influential new band, and then continued to lead his own groups.
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