Albert Nicholas – A Classic Album and an Unissued Live Session


Cadillac Records are delighted to announce the upcoming reissue of jazz originator Albert Nicholas’ classic album ‘Albert’s Blues’, alongside a previously unreleased live session recording. This is a reissue of an original album on Doug Dobell’s legendary 77 label, based at the famous Charing Cross Road Record Shop. Albert ‘Nick’ Nicholas was a favourite of Doug and John Jack, Cadillac founder, and one of the great jazz originators – he played with Jelly Roll Morton and others before settling in Europe. This release includes unissued material, and a complete live session, never before released, recorded on acetate by Doug, of Albert and the Humphrey Lyttelton Band playing at an all night dive in London’s China Town in the ’50s.

“This record is full of such good things. Cuff Billetton trumpet lays down a firm lead with a nice fat tone and takes some inventive solos, and Richard Simmonds provides some two-fisted piano backings. But this, as I am sure they all agree, is Nick’s record.”

Ian Christie, from the original 1977 sleevenote to Albert’s Blues

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