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London Jazz Quartet
(Ember Records  1960  EMB3306)

Flipback Sleeve in Excellent+ condition
– laminate starting to lift along opening edge and name written on back cover, top right corner

Vinyl in Nr MINT/Excellent+ condition
(there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don’t affect the sound quality apart from some light pops/crackles & a mark in the first track on Side 2 that gives a few light clicks)


Anthony John Kronenberg (27 August 1925 – 18 October 1999), known professionally as Tony Crombie, was an English jazz drummer, pianist, bandleader, and composer. He was regarded as one of the finest English jazz drummers and bandleaders, occasional but capable pianist and vibraphonist, and an energizing influence on the British jazz scene over six decades.

Edward Brian “Tubby” Hayes (30 January 1935 – 8 June 1973) was an English jazz multi-instrumentalist, best known for his tenor saxophone playing in groups with fellow sax player Ronnie Scott and with trumpeter Jimmy Deuchar.

Alan Branscombe (4 June 1936, Wallasey – 27 October 1986, London) was an English jazz pianist, vibraphonist, and alto saxophonist.
Branscombe’s father and grandfather were also professional musicians. He played drums with Victor Feldman in a talent show as a child. He began on alto sax at age six, and played in the army with Jeff Clyne in 1954-56. He toured and recorded with Vic Ash in 1958, recorded with Tony Kinsey in 1959, and toured Japan with Stanley Black in 1960. He worked with John Dankworth as pianist and vibraphonist intermittently between 1960 and 1972, including in the 1963 film The Savant. He joined Harry South’s band at Ronnie Scott’s club in the mid-1960s, and played as a sideman with Tubby Hayes (1964), Stan Tracey (1966–68), Paul Gonsalves (1969), Ben Webster (1965, 1970), and Albert Nicholas (1973). He toured in Europe with Stan Getz in 1970, and played with the Lamb-Premru group around 1971. He also recorded as a leader with Kinsey and Tony Coe as sidemen on the album The Day I Met the Blues (EMI, 1977). As a session musician, he played tenor saxophone on The Beatles “Got to Get You into My Life”

Jack Fallon (October 13, 1915, London, Ontario – May 22, 2006, London, England) was a British jazz bassist born in Canada.
Fallon played violin and studied with London Symphony Orchestra founder Bruce Sharpe before making double-bass his primary instrument in 1935 when we was 20 years old. Fallon During World War II he played in a dance band in the Royal Canadian Air Force, and settled in Britain after his discharge. He joined the band of Ted Heath in 1946, and played bebop in London clubs in his spare time. In 1947 he played with Ronnie Scott and Tommy Whittle at the Melody Maker/Columbia Jazz Rally, and following this worked with Jack Jackson (1947), George Shearing (1948), Duke Ellington (1948), and Django Reinhardt (1949). Soon after playing with Reinhardt, he played in a Count Basie ensemble which also included Malcolm Mitchell and Tony Crombie; he played with both of them after leaving Basie, working together with Hoagy Carmichael and Maxine Sullivan and touring in Sweden together with Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli.
Fallon worked in the 1950s as an accompanist to Mary Lou Williams, Sarah Vaughan, and Lena Horne, and also served as a sideman in the ensembles of Humphrey Lyttelton, Kenny Baker, and Ralph Sharon. Additionally, he was house bassist at Lansdowne Studios. He worked outside of jazz with blues musicians such as Big Bill Broonzy and Josh White, and played with Johnny Duncan’s Blue Grass Boys. As the bass guitar became more popular, Fallon became a champion of its use, and played both instruments in the latter part of his career.
Fallon was also involved in the industry as a booker/promoter, having established the booking agency Cana Variety in 1952. Cana booked primarily jazz artists in its early stages but expanded to rock acts in the 1960s, including The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Because of this connection, Fallon was asked by the Beatles to play violin on the song “Don’t Pass Me By” (from The Beatles) in 1968
In 1957, Fallon married his wife, Jean Lovell, and fathered three children with her. Fallon continued to play jazz locally in London and in the studios into the 1990s. He retired from performing in 1998 due to ill health. In 2002, he was awarded the Freedom of the City of London. He published a memoir entitled From the Top in 2005, and died the following year at age 90. His funeral was held on June 7, 2006 in London. In 2015, he was posthumously inducted into the London Music Hall of Fame.


A1 Copper On The Beat  
A2 Slick Riff  
A3 Sadie’s Song  
A4 The Toff  
A5 Wait And See  
A6 Lakeland  
A7 Big Ben Bounce  
B1 London Lament  
B2 Cheekie Chappie  
B3 The Baron’s Blues  
B4 Fishin’ The Blues  
B5 Mirage  
B6 Autumn In Cuba  
B7 Let Nature Take It’s Course  


  • BassJack Fallon
  • DrumsTony Crombie
  • PianoAlan Branscombe
  • Tenor SaxophoneTubby Hayes


Weight 1.00000000 kg


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