Ian Hunter-Randall: Memories of a Great British Jazz Trumpeter
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THE GREAT BRITISH TRUMPETER IAN HUNTER-RANDALL began his career with Len Barton’s Alexander’ s Jazzmen in 1962, but his first extended musical tenure came with clarinetist Monty Sunshine from 1964-67, before his longest partnership of all: with Terry Lightfoot’s bill-topping jazzmen. With Lightfoot he would tour, record prolifically and broadcast on radio and TV from 1967 to 1990 when Lightfoot retired. Thereafter he freelanced with clarinettist Pete Allen (as well as forming his own band shortly after). He then joined drummer Laurie Chescoe’s Good Time Jazz Band from 1995. It was a shock to the British Traditional jazz scene when a fatal heart attack ended his life in 1999. This twentieth anniversary is the perfect opportunity to recall the outstanding talents of Ian. A modest, charming (and very handsome) man. His ability to produce anything from lyrically reflective solos to boiling hot up-tempo trumpet lead and solo outings was matched by his formidable technique which, at its peak, seperated him from all but a very few Traditional jazz trumpeters in (and no doubt beyond) the UK. This collection is an overdue reminder of his formidable solo talents.