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One of the leaders of England's revivalist movement of the late '40s, Humphrey Lyttelton}'s music gradually evolved into small-group swing} and he has alternated between the two idioms throughout his productive career. After serving in the military, Lyttelton} played with George Webb's Dixielanders} in 1947 and formed his own group the following year. His band (which usually featured clarinetist Wally Fawkes}) was one of the pacesetters throughout the 1950s, sometimes growing in size to include two or three saxophonists (including Tony Coe} and Joe Temperley}). Lyttelton} recorded with Sidney Bechet} in 1949 and on a few occasions in the early '60s, he collaborated with Buck Clayton}. Of his many recordings, Lyttelton}'s dates for Black Lion} and a set for Sackville} are the easiest to find in the U.S. Humphrey Lyttelton}, who doubles quite effectively on clarinet, founded his own label in the 1980s (Calligraph}) and has written several very informative books on jazz}. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide

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