What do you get when you take  classic Jazz musician Humphrey Lyttelton and add some great vocals by Elkie Brooks? The answer is… a great Jazz album. These giants of the genre play off each other to produce a very mellow and very accomplished sound.

Trouble In Mind is one of those albums that you can just lose yourself in, Humphrey Lyttelton is the grand master of the trumpet, and even though he may no longer be a spring chicken, he certainly knows his stuff! Elkie Brooks has the perfect voice for Jazz, her tone, pitch, and rhythm are perfect.

They are supported by Kathy Stobart (Tenor & Baritone Sax), Jimmy Hastings (Alto Sax, Clarinet and Flute),  Pete Strange (Trombone),  Ted Beament (Piano), and Adrian Macintosh (Drums). Mick Huston guests playing bass on I’m Gonna Lock My Heart.

This is an album that came about by chance and happenstance. Although Elkie and Humphrey have known each other for many years, but had never had the opportunity to record together. Finally we fans get to discover what a magic combination they are.

You can get your copy from MVD.

Simon Barrett


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