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Chris Barber


Barber/Ball/Bilk certainly are a Uk traditional jazz trio made up of trombonist Chris Barber, trumpeter Kenny Ball, and clarinetist Acker Bilk, whose person recordings were compiled every once in awhile on joint best-of series such as On the Jazz Music group Ball (1994) and Boaters Bowlers & Bowties (2009). The recordings of Barber (blessed on Apr 17, 1930, in Welwyn Backyard City, Hertfordshire, Britain), Ball (blessed on, may 22, 1930, in Ilford, Essex, Britain), and Bilk (blessed on January 28, 1929, in Pensford, Somerset, Britain) were initial put together jointly in 1962 on THE VERY BEST of Ball, Barber & Bilk, that was released in the wake of “Stranger over the Shoreline.” Performed by Mr. Acker Bilk & the Leon Youthful String Chorale and originally released in Oct 1961, “Stranger over the Shoreline” was one of the primary strikes of 1962 in not merely the U.K., where it had been the best-selling one of the entire year, but additionally the U.S., where it topped the Billboard singles graph for weekly in May. Despite the fact that “Stranger over the Shoreline” isn’t highlighted on THE VERY BEST of Ball, Barber & Bilk, which include music by Mr. Acker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Music group, Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen, and Chris Barber & His Jazz Music group, the song’s reputation, alongside that of the United kingdom traditional jazz motion, propelled the compilation to the very best from the U.K. albums graph in Sept 1962. Every once in awhile over time, the recordings of Barber, Ball, and Bilk had been likewise put together jointly. In the Jazz Music group Ball (1994) is definitely a particularly significant compilation of 1962 recordings attracted from the BBC Archives. Furthermore, Boaters Bowlers & Bowties (2009) is definitely notable because of its double-disc size in addition to for its addition of “Stranger within the Shoreline.”

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Full Name Chris Barber
Profession Songwriter, Bandleader, Trombonist
Education Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Nationality British
Spouse Ottilie Patterson
Awards NME Award for Small Group (Traditional)
Music Groups The Big Chris Barber Band, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers
Music Songs Petite Fleur, Wild Cat Blues, Bourbon Street Parade, Ice Cream, The Sheik of Araby, Good Morning Blues, Midnight Special, Old Rugged Cross, Hiawatha Rag, Jubilee Stomp, Papa De-Da-Da, Goin' Home, Magnolia's Wedding Day, Stevedore Stomp, Saratoga Swing, The Martinique, I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate, Blues Stay Away from Me, Trixie's Blues, Bearcat Crawl, C-Jam Blues, South Rampart Street Parade, It's Tight Like That, Wini Wini, Alabamy Bound, Mama Don't Allow, Royal Garden Blues, Give Me Your Telephone Number, Rent Party Blues, One Sweet Letter From You, Dallas Rag, New York Town Blues
Albums Chris Barber Plays, Concert For The BBC, Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton, Bare Wires, A Hard Road, John Mayall Plays John Mayall, 70th Birthday Concert, Wake Up Call, Barber In Berlin, The Outstanding Album, Madame Blues & Doctor Jazz, Live in East Berlin, Chris Barber In Concert, Blues Book Vol, 1., In His Element, Swing Is Here, 40 Years Jubilee, The Swing Code, Chris Barber's Blues Book, Concert '80 Vol.2, That's It Then!, Vintage Chris Barber, Who's Blues, Chris Barber Plays, Vol.4, Chris Barber In Concert Volume 2, London Jazz, Chris Barber In Budapest, Jazz Nostalgia, In The Beginning, Elite Syncopations, One Of Your Smiles, Chris Barber Band in Concert Vol. 1, Squeeze Me, Chris Barber's Jazz Band Live In 1954 & 1955, Collaboration, Early Hits (Re-Mastered), Chris Barber, Live 1995 Denmark, In Concert (Remastered 2017), Swanee River, Jazz Box (The Jazz Series), Chris Barber Plays Volume 2, Jazz After Midnight (feat. Jazz After Midnight), Chris Barber with Zenith Hot Stompers, From Me to You - Classic Concerts (Live), Chris Barber's American Jazz Band (Remastered), Hushabye (Live), Acker Bilk and His Jazz Friends
Movies John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers and Friends: 70th Birthday Concert, Look Back in Anger, Band Du Lac: One Night Only Live, Chris Barber: Jubilee Concert, Marquee Club: 25th Anniversary of the Marquee Club, The Big Chris Barber Band: Hot Jazz Festival Europa-Park

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1 Graduated with BA Hons Philosophy Degree from the UEA in 2004.

Art Department

Art Department

All the Devil's Men stand-by art director filming
Decline and Fall 2017 TV Mini-Series stand-by art director - 3 episodes
Guerrilla 2017 TV Mini-Series stand-by art director - 3 episodes
The Purple Plain 2016 Short property master
Doctor Who 2015 TV Series stand-by art director - 2 episodes
Confession 2012/IV Short art department assistant
Carmen's Kiss 2010 assistant art director
I Can't Think Straight 2008 assistant art director
Forgiven 2007 TV Movie assistant art director
Extraordinary Rendition 2007 assistant art director
Dangerous Parking 2007 assistant art director
Popcorn 2007 property master
Heroinegirl 2006 Short assistant art director
Casino Royale 2006 daily art department assistant
End of the World 2006 Short art department assistant
Shaking Dream Land 2006 art department assistant
Goose Sock Blender Wok 2006 Short art department assistant
The Last Place You Look 2006 Short art department assistant
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 art department assistant - uncredited

Art Director

Art Director

The Smoke 2014
Wonder 2012/II Short
Confession 2012/IV Short
Carmen's Kiss 2010
How I Learned to Love Richard Gere 2008 Short
The Devil's Chair 2007/II

Production Designer

Production Designer

Crowhurst 2017 completed
The Thirteenth completed
Chicken 2015/III
Joseph's Reel 2015 Short
Greyhawk 2014
Full Time 2013 Short

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