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Wednesday, 20 December 2017

John Critchinson (keyboards)

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY:

Fantastic jazz piano player, John Critchinson (known as Critch) was born John William Frank Critchinson on December 24th, 1934 in London.

He has played with everybody in the London jazz scene, so I just can include the bands and lineups that I´ve been able to trace, but I´m sure I´m missing dozens of bands. So, any help with additional info would be very welcomed.


MORRISSEY-MULLEN


This was the Morrissey-Mullen lineup around 1978/79:

MORRISSEY-MULLEN #?
1978-1979
Dick Morrissey
sax
Jim Mullen
guitar
Clive Chaman
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards

This was the second time Seopardie joined the group, for a year, but don´t know the period:

MORRISSEY-MULLEN #?
1978-1979
Dick Morrissey
sax
Jim Mullen
guitar
Carol Kenyon
vocals
Robin Clayton
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Chris Fletcher
percussion

Rob Burns played bass for Morrissey-Mullen in 1981, replacing Robin Clayton:

MORRISSEY-MULLEN #?
1981
Dick Morrissey
sax
Jim Mullen
guitar
Carol Kenyon
vocals
John Critchinson
keyboards
Neal Wilkinson
drums
Nucleusê

After a while, Rob Burns left to join Nucleus (being replaced by Joe Hubbard).

Other info on members of Morrissey-Mullen (I know up to 30 members)
Already covered (3): Rob Burns, Bruce Lynch, Jeff Seopardie
To be covered (26): Chris Ainsworth, Trevor Barry, Tony Beard, Johnny Burch, Damon Butcher, Clive Chaman, Robin Clayton, Martin Drew, Chris Fletcher, Frank Gibson Jr, Claire Hamill, Joe Hubbard, Gary Husband, Pete Jacobsen, Carol Kenyon, Noel McCalla, John McKenzie, Brian Miller, John Mole, Dick Morrissey, Phil Mulford, Jim Mullen, Tessa Niles, Mark Smith, Henry Thomas,... up to 26 musicians.


VIC LEWIS ORCHESTRA


This was one of the lineup of Vic Lewis & His Big Band, although I don´t know the exact period (maybe 1984?):

VIC LEWIS ORCHESTRA #?
1984?
Vic Lewis
leader, conductor
Ron Matthewson
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Steve Sidwell
trumpet
Paul Spong
trumpet
Simon Gardner
trumpet
Dave Plews
trumpet
Mike O´Gorman
trumpet
Dave Bishop
sax
Jamie Talbot
sax
Bob McKay
sax
Neil Sidwell
trombone
Fayyaz Virji
trombone
Richard Edwards
trombone
Nick Gallant
trombone
Ronnie Chamberlain
horn
Cliff Tracey
horn
Jake Hanna
drums
Kenny Clare
drums

After several years with smaller combos, Vic assembled a new big band for the album Back again in May 1984 for playing with his mates Shorty Rogers and Bud Shank.

Other info on members of Vic Lewis Orchestra (I know up to 44 members)
Already covered (2): Jake Hanna, Bud Shank
To be covered (30): Vic Ash, Dave Bishop, Alan Branscombe, Ronnie Chamberlain, George Chisholm, Kenny Clare, Les Condon, Jimmy Deuchar, Roy East, Richard Edwards, Allan Ganley, Simon Gardner, Ian Hamer, Johnny Harris, Tubby Hayes, Derek Humble, Ron Matthewson, Bob McKay, Dudley Moore, Jack Parnell, Dave Plews, Shorty Rogers, Ronnie Ross, Ronnie Scott, Neil Sidwell,... up to 30 musicians.
Not enough info (11): Nick Gallant, Cab Kaye, Vic Lewis, Shelley Moore, Mike O´Gorman, Dave Pearson, George Shearing, Kathy Stobart, Bill Sutcliffe, Ken Thorne, Cliff Tracey


RONNIE SCOTT GROUP


John Critchinson played with Ronnie Scott from 1979 to 1995, but I only know a few lineups...

This was one of the longest lived editions of the Ronnie Scott Group:

RONNIE SCOTT GROUP #?
?
Ronnie Scott
sax
Ron Matthewson
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Martin Drew
drums

This was the Ronnie Scott Group around 1990:

RONNIE SCOTT GROUP #?
1990
Ronnie Scott
sax
Ron Matthewson
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Dick Pearce
trumpet
Mornington Lockett
sax
Martin Drew
drums

Other info on members of Ronnie Scott Group (I know up to 45 members)
Already covered (5): Speedy Acquaye, Harry Beckett, Bill Eyden, Stan Tracey, Ray Warleigh
To be covered (31): Gordon Beck, Lennie Bush, Mike Carr, Geoff Castle, Malcolm Cecil, Les Condon, Tony Crombie, Chris Dagley, Jimmy Deuchar, Jackie Dougan, Martin Drew, Victor Feldman, Bobby Gien, Derek Humble, Gary Husband, Chris Karan, Rick Laird, Mornington Lockett, Ron Matthewson, Kenny Napper, Tony Oxley, Dick Pearce, Ronnie Ross, Ronnie Scott, Phil Seamen,... up to 31 musicians.
Not enough info (8): Kenny Graham, Bennie Green, Joe Harriott, Georgina Jackson, Pete Long, Ian Mackenzie, Ernest Ranglin, Ken Wray


BILL LE SAGE GROUP


Some of Bill Le Sage kept on with the band name (Bill Le Sage´s Bebop 2000) as a tribute to him. This was their lineup in 2002, with LeSage´s pupil John Critchinson:

BILL LE SAGE GROUP #?
2002
Alec Dankworth
bass
Steve Waterman
trumpet
Gilad Atzmon
sax, clarinet
Bill Eyden
drums

Other info on members of Bill Le Sage Group (I know up to 16 members)
Already covered (2): Laurence Cottle, Bill Eyden
To be covered (13): Gilad Atzmon, Dave Cliff, Malcolm Creese, Alec Dankworth, Martin Drew, Jimmy Hastings, Tubby Hayes, Spike Heatley, Pete King, Bill Le Sage, Hank Shaw, Bryan Spring, Steve Waterman


KEN BALDOCK GROUP


In 2003, Bill Eyden was still playing (hey, he was 73 at that time!), now with Ken Baldock Quintet:

KEN BALDOCK GROUP #?
2003
Kenny Baldock
bass
Henry Lowther
trumpet
Stan Sulzmann
sax
Bill Eyden
drums

Other info on members of Ken Baldock Group (I know up to 5 members)
Already covered (1): Bill Eyden
To be covered (2): Henry Lowther, Stan Sulzmann
Not enough info (1): Kenny Baldock


SARAH MOULE BAND


This was a great lineup for Sarah Moule, but don´t know the period (help, please!):

SARAH MOULE BAND #?
?
Sarah Moule
vocals
Ian Shaw
vocals
Steve Waterman
trumpet
Iain Ballamy
sax
Tim Garland
sax
Tim Whitehead
sax

Other info on members of Sarah Moule Band (I know up to 18 members)
To be covered (12): Iain Ballamy, Jeremy Brown, Mark Fletcher, Tim Garland, Dave Green, Mick Hutton, Paul Robinson, Seb Rochford, Ross Stanley, Simon Wallace, Steve Waterman, Tim Whitehead
Not enough info (5): Paul Cavaciutti, Emiliano Franco, Mark Johns, Sarah Moule, Ian Shaw


OUR BAND


This was one of the lineups for Our Band (led by drummer Martin Drew), with Louis Stewart on guitar:

OUR BAND #?
?
Louis Stewart
guitar
Ron Matthewson
bass
Dick Morrissey
sax
Martin Drew
drums

And this was a different incarnation of Our Band, now with Jim Mullen on guitar:

OUR BAND #?
?
Jim Mullen
guitar
Ron Matthewson
bass
Dick Morrissey
sax
Martin Drew
drums
guitarê

Other info on members of Our Band (I know up to 9 members)
To be covered (5): Martin Drew, Ron Matthewson, Dick Morrissey, Jim Mullen, Terry Smith
Not enough info (3): Tony Archer, Tony Lee, Louis Stewart


KEN PEPLOWSKI GROUP


This was the lineup for Pep Peplowski sometime in 2006:

KEN PEPLOWSKI GROUP #?
2006
Ken Peplowski
sax
Alec Dankworth
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Martin Drew
drums

Other info on members of Ken Peplowski Group (I know up to 18 members)
Already covered (1): Joe Ascione
To be covered (12): Howard Alden, Steve Brown, Dave Chamberlain, Alec Dankworth, Martin Drew, Dave Green, Nicki Parrott, John Pearce, Ken Peplowski, Chuck Redd, Karen Sharp, Julian Stringle
Not enough info (4): Cyrus Chestnut, Nick Millward, Craig Milverton, Al Swainger


MORNINGTON LOCKETT GROUP


And this was a completely different edition for the Mornington Lockett Group still in November 2008:

MORNINGTON LOCKETT GROUP #?
2008
Mornington Lockett
sax
Paul Morgan
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Dave Barry
drums

This was the Mornington Lockett Group in February 2013:

MORNINGTON LOCKETT GROUP #?
2013
Mornington Lockett
sax
Mick Sexton
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Dave Barry
drums

This was the Mornington Lockett Group in May 2013:

MORNINGTON LOCKETT GROUP #?
2013
Mornington Lockett
sax
Paul Morgan
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Clark Tracey
drums

This was the Mornington Lockett Group in June 2013:

MORNINGTON LOCKETT GROUP #?
2013
Mornington Lockett
sax
John Critchinson
keyboards
Clark Tracey
drums

This was another edition for the Mornington Lockett Group also in October 2013:

MORNINGTON LOCKETT GROUP #?
2013
Mornington Lockett
sax
Mick Sexton
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Dave Barry
drums

And even another edition for the Mornington Lockett Group still in October 2013, now with Marianne Windham on bass:

MORNINGTON LOCKETT GROUP #?
2013
Mornington Lockett
sax
Marianne Windham
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Dave Barry
drums

Other info on members of Mornington Lockett Group (I know up to 24 members)
Already covered (1): Laurence Cottle
To be covered (16): Dave Barry, Mike Bradley, Simon Carter, Chris Dagley, Clive Fenner, Nic France, Mark Hodgson, Terry Jenkins, Mornington Lockett, Paul Morgan, Mick Sexton, Jeremy Stacey, Ian Thomas, Clark Tracey, Andrea Vicari, Marianne Windham
Not enough info (6): Jonathan Gee, Tom Hill, Miles Levin, Dorian Lockett, Paul Sawtell, Trevor Taylor


SIMON SPILLETT GROUP


This was the Simon Spillett Group in November 2008:

SIMON SPILLETT GROUP #?
2008
Simon Spillett
sax
Alec Dankworth
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Clark Tracey
drums

This was the Simon Spillett Group in January 2010:

SIMON SPILLETT GROUP #?
2010
Simon Spillett
sax
Arnie Somogyi
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Martin Drew
drums

This was the Simon Spillett Group in February 2010:

SIMON SPILLETT GROUP #?
2010
Simon Spillett
sax
Alec Dankworth
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Spike Wells
drums

This was the Simon Spillett Group as a quartet in March 2010:

SIMON SPILLETT GROUP #?
2010
Simon Spillett
sax
Alec Dankworth
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Martin Drew
drums

But Simon Spillett also played some gigs as duo with John Critchinson in March 2010:

SIMON SPILLETT GROUP #?
2010
Simon Spillett
sax
John Critchinson
keyboards

This was the Simon Spillett Group with Andy Cleyndert for gigs in April 2010:

SIMON SPILLETT GROUP #?
2010
Simon Spillett
sax
Andy Cleyndert
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Martin Drew
drums

This was the Simon Spillett Group with Dave Green for some gigs still in April 2010:

SIMON SPILLETT GROUP #?
2010
Simon Spillett
sax
Dave Green
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Martin Drew
drums

This was the Simon Spillett Group in May 2010:

SIMON SPILLETT GROUP #?
2010
Simon Spillett
sax
Paul Morgan
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Clark Tracey
drums

This was the Simon Spillett Group in March 2011:

SIMON SPILLETT GROUP #?
2011
Simon Spillett
sax
Alec Dankworth
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Trevor Tomkins
drums

This was the Simon Spillett Group in August 2011:

SIMON SPILLETT GROUP #?
2011
Simon Spillett
sax
Alec Dankworth
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Trevor Tomkins
drums

This was the Simon Spillett Group as a quintet in October 2011:

SIMON SPILLETT GROUP #?
2011
Simon Spillett
sax
Danny Moss Jr
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Dave Chamberlain
sax
Clark Tracey
drums

This was another lineup for the Simon Spillett Group in October 2011:

SIMON SPILLETT GROUP #?
2011
Simon Spillett
sax
Alec Dankworth
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Trevor Tomkins
drums

This was the Simon Spillett Group in December 2011:

SIMON SPILLETT GROUP #?
2011
Simon Spillett
sax
Tim Wells
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Trevor Tomkins
drums

This was the Simon Spillett Group in January 2012:

SIMON SPILLETT GROUP #?
2012
Simon Spillett
sax
Alec Dankworth
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Clark Tracey
drums

This was the Simon Spillett Group in February 2012:

SIMON SPILLETT GROUP #?
2012
Simon Spillett
sax
Paul Morgan
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Clark Tracey
drums

This was the Simon Spillett Group in April 2012 as a quintet with Henry Lowther:

SIMON SPILLETT GROUP #?
2012
Simon Spillett
sax
Paul Morgan
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Henry Lowther
trumpet
Clark Tracey
drums

This was the Simon Spillett Group in May 2012 as a quintet with guitarist Nigel Price:

SIMON SPILLETT GROUP #?
2012
Simon Spillett
sax
Nigel Price
guitar
Alec Dankworth
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Trevor Tomkins
drums

This was the Simon Spillett Group in June 2012:

SIMON SPILLETT GROUP #?
2012
Simon Spillett
sax
Paul Morgan
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Clark Tracey
drums

This was the Simon Spillett Group in July 2012, with Clive Fenner on drums:

SIMON SPILLETT GROUP #?
2012
Simon Spillett
sax
Alec Dankworth
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Clive Fenner
drums

This was the Simon Spillett Group in August 2012:

SIMON SPILLETT GROUP #?
2012
Simon Spillett
sax
Alec Dankworth
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Clark Tracey
drums

This was the Simon Spillett Group as a quartet in September 2012:

SIMON SPILLETT GROUP #?
2012
Simon Spillett
sax
Paul Morgan
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Clark Tracey
drums

And this was the Simon Spillett Group as a quintet still in September 2012:

SIMON SPILLETT GROUP #?
2012
Simon Spillett
sax
Dave Green
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Henry Lowther
trumpet
Trevor Tomkins
drums

Other info on members of Simon Spillett Group (I know up to 36 members)
To be covered (30): Ted Beament, Roger Beaujolais, Stu Butterfield, Andy Cleyndert, Winston Clifford, Dino Coccia, Alec Dankworth, Brian Dee, Martin Drew, Clive Fenner, Geoff Gascoyne, Alan Glen, Dave Green, Bob Haddrell, John Horler, Henry Lowther, Steve Melling, Paul Morgan, Nigel Price, Arnie Somogyi, Simon Spillett, Ross Stanley, Simon Thorpe, Trevor Tomkins, Clark Tracey,... up to 30 musicians.
Not enough info (5): Dave Chamberlain, Barry Green, Art Krupa, Danny Moss Jr, Rob Rickenberg


ART THEMEN GROUP


This was the Art Themen - Don Weller Group in December 2008:

ART THEMEN GROUP #?
2008
Art Themen
sax
Don Weller
sax
Paul Morgan
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Spike Wells
drums

This was the Art Themen Group in September 2011:

ART THEMEN GROUP #?
2011
Art Themen
sax
Dave Green
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Spike Wells
drums

This was the Art Themen Group in the trio format in October 2011:

ART THEMEN GROUP #?
2011
Art Themen
sax
John Critchinson
keyboards
Spike Wells
drums

This was the Art Themen Group in December 2011:

ART THEMEN GROUP #?
2011
Art Themen
sax
Andy Cleyndert
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Spike Wells
drums

This was the Art Themen Group in February 2012:

ART THEMEN GROUP #?
2012
Art Themen
sax
Dave Green
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Alan Barnes
sax
Spike Wells
drums

This was the Art Themen Group in June 2012:

ART THEMEN GROUP #?
2012
Art Themen
sax
Paul Morgan
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Spike Wells
drums

This was the Art Themen Group in September 2012:

ART THEMEN GROUP #?
2012
Art Themen
sax
Andy Cleyndert
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Spike Wells
drums

This was the Art Themen - Don Weller Group in October 2012:

ART THEMEN GROUP #?
2012
Art Themen
sax
Don Weller
sax
Dave Green
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Spike Wells
drums

This was the Art Themen Group in November 2012, this time with Bryan Spring on drums:

ART THEMEN GROUP #?
2012
Art Themen
sax
Dave Green
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Bryan Spring
drums

This was the Art Themen Group in January 2013, with the great Arnie Somogyi on bass:

ART THEMEN GROUP #?
2013
Art Themen
sax
Arnie Somogyi
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Spike Wells
drums

This was the Art Themen Group in February 2013:

ART THEMEN GROUP #?
2013
Art Themen
sax
Matt Ridley
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Spike Wells
drums

This was the Art Themen Group in May 2013:

ART THEMEN GROUP #?
2013
Art Themen
sax
Arnie Somogyi
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Spike Wells
drums

This was the Art Themen Group in June 2013:

ART THEMEN GROUP #?
2013
Art Themen
sax
Arnie Somogyi
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Spike Wells
drums

Other info on members of Art Themen Group (I know up to 38 members)
To be covered (32): Alan Barnes, Dave Barry, Julian Bury, Stu Butterfield, Paul Clarvis, Andy Cleyndert, Winston Clifford, John Donaldson, Malcolm Edmonstone, Clive Fenner, Steve Fishwick, Dave Green, John Horler, Simon Lea, Steve Melling, Paul Morgan, Jim Mullen, Colin Oxley, Martin Shaw, Terry Smith, Arnie Somogyi, Bryan Spring, Art Themen, Trevor Tomkins, Andrea Vicari,... up to 32 musicians.
Not enough info (5): Don Burrell, Matt Fishwick, Dorian Lockett, Matt Ridley, Peter Whittaker


THE RONNIE SCOTT LEGACY


After Ronnie Scott´s death in 1996, John Critchinson paid tribute to him forming The Ronnie Scott Legacy, originally with Pat Crumly on sax:

THE RONNIE SCOTT LEGACY #?
?
Leon Clayton
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Pat Crumly
sax, flute
Mark Fletcher
drums

This was the personnel for The Ronnie Scott Legacy from May to October 2009:

THE RONNIE SCOTT LEGACY #?
May 09-Oct 09
Tim Wells
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Mornington Lockett
sax
Mark Fletcher
drums

In October 2009, Dick Pearce joined The Ronnie Scott Legacy, thus becoming a quintet:

THE RONNIE SCOTT LEGACY #?
Oct 09-?
Tim Wells
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Dick Pearce
trumpet
Mornington Lockett
sax
Mark Fletcher
drums

Other info on members of The Ronnie Scott Legacy (I know up to 7 members)
To be covered (5): Pat Crumly, Mark Fletcher, Mornington Lockett, Dick Pearce, Tim Wells
Not enough info (1): Leon Clayton


JACQUI HICKS BAND


This was the Jacqui Hicks Band in April 2011, featuring her friend John Critchinson:

JACQUI HICKS BAND #?
2011
Jacqui Hicks
vocals
Simon Thorpe
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Martin Shaw
trumpet
Julian Stringle
clarinet, sax
Matt Home
drums

Other info on members of Jacqui Hicks Band (I know up to 14 members)
To be covered (13): Ted Beament, Frosty Beedle, Simon Carter, Dave Chamberlain, Winston Clifford, Dave Green, Jacqui Hicks, Matt Home, Phil Mulford, Martin Shaw, Julian Stringle, Simon Thorpe, Frank Tontoh


THE THREE TENORS


This was the lineup for The Three Tenors (now being Art Themen, Don Weller and Mornington Lockett) in June 2011:

THE THREE TENORS #?
2011
Art Themen
sax
Don Weller
sax
Mornington Lockett
sax
Andy Cleyndert
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Spike Wells
drums

This was the lineup for The Three Tenors (now being Art Themen, Brandon Allen and Mornington Lockett) in September 2012:

THE THREE TENORS #?
2012
Art Themen
sax
Mornington Lockett
sax
Brandon Allen
sax
Andy Cleyndert
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Spike Wells
drums

This was the lineup for The Three Tenors (now being Art Themen, Don Weller and Mornington Lockett together again) in October 2014:

THE THREE TENORS #?
2014
Art Themen
sax
Don Weller
sax
Mornington Lockett
sax
Andy Cleyndert
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Clark Tracey
drums

Other info on members of The Three Tenors (I know up to 10 members)
To be covered (9): Brandon Allen, Dave Barry, Andy Cleyndert, John Donaldson, Mornington Lockett, Art Themen, Clark Tracey, Don Weller, Spike Wells


MARTIN SHAW GROUP


This was the Martin Shaw Group in September 2011:

MARTIN SHAW GROUP #?
2011
Martin Shaw
trumpet
Danny Moss Jr
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Mark Nightingale
trombone
Bobby Worth
drums

Other info on members of Martin Shaw Group (I know up to 41 members)
Already covered (1): Laurence Cottle
To be covered (31): Chris Allard, Robin Aspland, Christian Brewer, Jeremy Brown, Simon Carter, Tom Cawley, Alec Dankworth, Sebastiaan De Krom, Clive Fenner, Geoff Gascoyne, Dave Green, Leon Greening, John Horler, Mick Hutton, David Ingamells, Sammy Mayne, Mark Nightingale, Dave O´Higgins, Dave Ohm, Louie Palmer, Karen Sharp, Martin Shaw, Ross Stanley, Ian Thomas, Trevor Tomkins,... up to 31 musicians.
Not enough info (8): Will Bartlett, Patrick Davey, John Elliott, Darryn Farrugia, Danny Moss Jr, Martin Pyne, Matt Ridley, Richard Shepherd


HENRY LOWTHER GROUP


This was the Henry Lowther Group in March 2012:

HENRY LOWTHER GROUP #?
2012
Henry Lowther
trumpet
John Critchinson
keyboards
Brian Knapp

This was the Henry Lowther Group in July 2013:

HENRY LOWTHER GROUP #?
2013
Henry Lowther
trumpet
Dave Green
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Simon Spillett
sax
Trevor Tomkins
drums

Other info on members of Henry Lowther Group (I know up to 29 members)
To be covered (25): Robin Aspland, Stu Butterfield, Paul Clarvis, Andy Cleyndert, John Donaldson, Malcolm Edmonstone, Clive Fenner, Barry Green, Dave Green, Oli Hayhurst, John Horler, Pete Hurt, Henry Lowther, Paul Morgan, Jim Mullen, Allison Neale, Colin Oxley, Simon Spillett, Ross Stanley, Stan Sulzmann, Art Themen, Trevor Tomkins, Steve Watts, Tim Wells, Kate Williams
Not enough info (3): Amy Baldwin, Frank Griffith, Brian Knapp


DICK PEARCE GROUP


This was the Dick Pearce Group in February 2012:

DICK PEARCE GROUP #?
2012
Dick Pearce
trumpet
Mornington Lockett
sax
John Critchinson
keyboards
Trevor Tomkins
drums

This was the Dick Pearce Group in August 2012:

DICK PEARCE GROUP #?
2012
Dick Pearce
trumpet
Mornington Lockett
sax
John Critchinson
keyboards
Trevor Tomkins
drums

This was the Dick Pearce Group in January 2013:

DICK PEARCE GROUP #?
2013
Dick Pearce
trumpet
Mornington Lockett
sax
Dave Green
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Trevor Tomkins
drums

This was the Dick Pearce Group in May 2013:

DICK PEARCE GROUP #?
2013
Dick Pearce
trumpet
Mornington Lockett
sax
Mick Sexton
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Dave Barry
drums

This was the Dick Pearce Group in September 2013:

DICK PEARCE GROUP #?
2013
Dick Pearce
trumpet
Mornington Lockett
sax
John Critchinson
keyboards
Trevor Tomkins
drums

This was the Dick Pearce Group in March 2014:

DICK PEARCE GROUP #?
2014
Dick Pearce
trumpet
Mornington Lockett
sax
Tim Wells
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Trevor Tomkins
drums

This was the Dick Pearce Group in April 2014:

DICK PEARCE GROUP #?
2014
Dick Pearce
trumpet
Mornington Lockett
sax
Mick Sexton
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Dave Barry
drums

This was the Dick Pearce Group in December 2014:

DICK PEARCE GROUP #?
2014
Dick Pearce
trumpet
Mornington Lockett
sax
Tim Wells
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Trevor Tomkins
drums

Other info on members of Dick Pearce Group (I know up to 33 members)
To be covered (24): Dave Barry, Les Cirkel, John Donaldson, Clive Fenner, Geoff Gascoyne, Dave Green, Oli Hayhurst, Pete Hurt, Alex Hutton, Mick Hutton, Adam King, Tim Lapthorn, Mornington Lockett, Dick Pearce, Jim Richardson, Mick Sexton, Ross Stanley, Trevor Tomkins, Jim Watson, Steve Watts, John Webb, Tim Wells, Kate Williams, Rod Youngs
Not enough info (8): Pete Chapman, Vince Clark, Shane Hill, Reuben James, Alex Keen, Josh Kemp, Leo Richardson, Dave Warren


DON WELLER GROUP


This was the Don Weller Group in December 2012:

DON WELLER GROUP #?
2012
Don Weller
sax
Arnie Somogyi
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Dick Pearce
trumpet
Dave Barry
drums

Other info on members of Don Weller Group (I know up to 32 members)
To be covered (29): Robin Aspland, Dave Barry, Andy Cleyndert, Alec Dankworth, John Donaldson, Clive Fenner, Willie Garnett, Geoff Gascoyne, Mike Gorman, John Horler, Mick Hutton, Henry Armburg Jennings, Mornington Lockett, Steve Melling, Jim Mullen, Dave Newton, Dick Pearce, John Pearce, Paul Robinson, Stan Robinson, Terry Smith, Arnie Somogyi, Art Themen, Simon Thorpe, Trevor Tomkins,... up to 29 musicians.
Not enough info (2): Mark Edwards, Adrian Fry


KAREN SHARP GROUP


This was the Karen Sharp Group in April 2013:

KAREN SHARP GROUP #?
2013
Karen Sharp
sax
Dave Green
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Stu Butterfield
drums

Other info on members of Karen Sharp Group (I know up to 28 members)
To be covered (24): Robin Aspland, Rob Barron, Steve Brown, Stu Butterfield, Clive Fenner, Dave Green, Leon Greening, Matt Home, John Horler, Mick Hutton, Nikki Iles, Adam King, Steve Melling, Jim Mullen, Mark Nightingale, Nigel Price, Karen Sharp, Arnie Somogyi, Simon Thorpe, Trevor Tomkins, Clark Tracey, Nick Weldon, Dave Whitford, Marianne Windham
Not enough info (3): Adrian Fry, Laura Jurd, Mark Ridout


CHRISTIAN BREWER GROUP


This was the Christian Brewer Group in May 2013:

CHRISTIAN BREWER GROUP #?
2013
Christian Brewer
sax
Simon Thorpe
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards
Clive Fenner
drums

Other info on members of Christian Brewer Group (I know up to 40 members)
To be covered (29): Christian Brewer, Jeremy Brown, Steve Brown, Julian Bury, Stu Butterfield, Andy Cleyndert, Orrin Evans, Clive Fenner, Alex Garnett, Geoff Gascoyne, Mike Gorman, Leon Greening, Jim Hart, Mark Hodgson, Matt Home, Adam King, Tim Lapthorn, Keith Michael, Jim Mullen, Colin Oxley, Nigel Price, Jon Scott, Matt Skelton, Ross Stanley, Stan Sulzmann,... up to 29 musicians.
Not enough info (10): Rob Anstey, Damon Brown, Tom Farmer, Shaney Forbes, Dave Manington, Ernie McKone, Andrea Pozza, Nick Ramm, Peter Whittaker, Martin Zenker


CLARK TRACEY GROUP


This was the lineup of the Clark Tracey Trio in September 2013:

CLARK TRACEY GROUP #?
2013
Clark Tracey
drums
Dave Green
bass
John Critchinson
keyboards

Other info on members of Clark Tracey Group (I know up to 43 members)
To be covered (32): Brandon Allen, Simon Allen, Julian Arguelles, Mark Armstrong, Iain Ballamy, Guy Barker, Alan Barnes, Django Bates, Andy Cleyndert, Alec Dankworth, John Donaldson, Kit Downes, Dave Green, Leon Greening, Nigel Hitchcock, Mark Hodgson, Henry Armburg Jennings, Mornington Lockett, Sammy Mayne, Steve Melling, Mark Nightingale, Dave O´Higgins, Andy Panayi, Gerard Presencer, Zoe Rahman,... up to 32 musicians.
Not enough info (10): Bruce Adams, Peter Billington, Harry Bolt, Daniel Casimir, Piers Green, Reuben James, Paul Jordanous, Phillippa Lasocki, Chris Maddock, Lewis Wright


JOHN CRITCHINSON GROUP


This was the John Critchinson Group in 1995:

JOHN CRITCHINSON GROUP #?
1995
John Critchinson
keyboards
Dave Green
bass
Art Themen
sax
Dave Barry
drums

John Critchinson and Jacqui Hicks started doing duo gigs around 2002 or so:

JOHN CRITCHINSON GROUP #?
2012
John Critchinson
keyboards
Jacqui Hicks
vocals

This was the John Critchinson Group with Jacqui Hicks in 2002:

JOHN CRITCHINSON GROUP #?
2002
John Critchinson
keyboards
Jacqui Hicks
vocals
Dave Green
bass
Tristan Mailliot
drums

This was the John Critchinson Group as a trio with Tristan Mailliot on drums, but don´t know the period when this happened:

JOHN CRITCHINSON GROUP #?
?
John Critchinson
keyboards
Dave Green
bass
Tristan Mailliot
drums

This was the John Critchinson Group as a trio sometime in 2007:

JOHN CRITCHINSON GROUP #?
2007
John Critchinson
keyboards
Dave Cliff
guitar
Alec Dankworth
bass

This was the John Critchinson Group with Jacqui Hicks on vocals:

JOHN CRITCHINSON GROUP #?
2008
John Critchinson
keyboards
Jacqui Hicks
vocals
Dave Green
bass
Art Themen
sax
Dave Barry
drums

This was the John Critchinson Group in December 2010, with Jacqui Hicks and Art Themen:

JOHN CRITCHINSON GROUP #?
2010
John Critchinson
keyboards
Jacqui Hicks
vocals
Dave Green
bass
Art Themen
sax
Dave Barry
drums

This was the John Critchinson Group in January 2011:

JOHN CRITCHINSON GROUP #?
2011
John Critchinson
keyboards
Tim Wells
bass
Dick Pearce
trumpet
Mornington Lockett
sax
Mark Fletcher
drums

This was the John Critchinson Group in September 2011:

JOHN CRITCHINSON GROUP #?
2011
John Critchinson
keyboards
Dave Cliff
guitar
Alec Dankworth
bass

This was the John Critchinson Group in December 2011:

JOHN CRITCHINSON GROUP #?
2011
John Critchinson
keyboards
Jacqui Hicks
vocals
Dave Green
bass
Art Themen
sax
Dave Barry
drums

This was the John Critchinson Group as a trio, still in December 2011:

JOHN CRITCHINSON GROUP #?
2011
John Critchinson
keyboards
Tim Wells
bass
Trevor Tomkins
drums

This was the John Critchinson Group in January 2012:

JOHN CRITCHINSON GROUP #?
2012
John Critchinson
keyboards
Tim Wells
bass
Trevor Tomkins
drums

This was one of the lineups for the John Critchinson Group in June 2012, with Mornington Lockett on sax:

JOHN CRITCHINSON GROUP #?
2012
John Critchinson
keyboards
Tim Wells
bass
Mornington Lockett
sax
Clark Tracey
drums

This was one of the lineups for the John Critchinson Group in June 2012, with Art Themen on sax:

JOHN CRITCHINSON GROUP #?
2012
John Critchinson
keyboards
Dave Green
bass
Art Themen
sax
Dave Barry
drums

This was the John Critchinson Group in December 2012:

JOHN CRITCHINSON GROUP #?
2012
John Critchinson
keyboards
Jacqui Hicks
vocals
Dave Green
bass
Art Themen
sax
Dave Barry
drums

This was the John Critchinson Group assembled for a tribute concert to the late drummer Martin Drew:

JOHN CRITCHINSON GROUP #?
2013
John Critchinson
keyboards
Mornington Lockett
sax
Clark Tracey
drums

This was the John Critchinson Group in September 2013:

JOHN CRITCHINSON GROUP #?
2013
John Critchinson
keyboards
Dave Cliff
guitar
Alec Dankworth
bass

This was the John Critchinson Group in March 2014:

JOHN CRITCHINSON GROUP #?
2014
John Critchinson
keyboards
Dave Cliff
guitar
Alec Dankworth
bass

This was the John Critchinson Group in August 2014:

JOHN CRITCHINSON GROUP #?
2014
John Critchinson
keyboards
Dave Cliff
guitar
Alec Dankworth
bass

This was the John Critchinson Group in January 2015:

JOHN CRITCHINSON GROUP #?
2015
John Critchinson
keyboards
Dave Cliff
guitar
Alec Dankworth
bass


Other info on members of John Critchinson Group (I know up to 16 members)
Already covered (1): Laurence Cottle
To be covered (14): Dave Barry, Dave Cliff, Alec Dankworth, Mark Fletcher, Dave Green, Jacqui Hicks, Mornington Lockett, Tristan Mailliot, Dick Pearce, Simon Spillett, Art Themen, Trevor Tomkins, Clark Tracey, Tim Wells

John Critchinson has passed away on December 15th, 2017, after being ill for some time. He was 82 and has left us a great career.

Just two days before his sad death, Art Themen and Mornington Lockett organized a benefit concert for him, with many of his friends attending: Jacqui Hicks, Dave Green, Dave Cliff, Dave Barry, John Horler, Henry Lowther, Gareth Williams, Mark Nightingale, Andy Cleyndert, Spike Wells, Trevor Tomkins, James Pearson, Tim Wells, and others, all of them already mentioned in this page. This was a true proof of how John was loved and revered among his mates.

   25 BANDS (WITH 16 SELECTED RECORDINGS):

BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
Ken Baldock Group   
Other info on members of Ken Baldock Group (I know up to 5 members)
Already covered (1):Bill Eyden
To be covered (2):Henry Lowther, Stan Sulzmann
Not enough info (1):Kenny Baldock
Alan Barnes Group   
Other info on members of Alan Barnes Group (I know up to 70 members)
To be covered (62):Robin Aspland, Alan Barnes, Ian Bateman, Ted Beament, Steve Brown, Stu Butterfield, Conte Candoli, Les Cirkel, Paul Clarvis, Andy Cleyndert, Dave Cliff, Tony Coe, Alec Dankworth, Sebastiaan De Krom, John Donaldson, Malcolm Edmonstone, Clive Fenner, Steve Fishwick, Robert Fowler, Alex Garnett, Dave Green, Leon Greening, Frank Harrison, Jim Hart, Mark Hodgson,... up to 62 musicians.
Not enough info (7):Bruce Adams, Richie Bryant, Don Burrell, Mike Gorman, Murray Salmon, John Turville, Peter Whittaker
Christian Brewer Group   
Other info on members of Christian Brewer Group (I know up to 40 members)
To be covered (29):Christian Brewer, Jeremy Brown, Steve Brown, Julian Bury, Stu Butterfield, Andy Cleyndert, Orrin Evans, Clive Fenner, Alex Garnett, Geoff Gascoyne, Mike Gorman, Leon Greening, Jim Hart, Mark Hodgson, Matt Home, Adam King, Tim Lapthorn, Keith Michael, Jim Mullen, Colin Oxley, Nigel Price, Jon Scott, Matt Skelton, Ross Stanley, Stan Sulzmann,... up to 29 musicians.
Not enough info (10):Rob Anstey, Damon Brown, Tom Farmer, Shaney Forbes, Dave Manington, Ernie McKone, Andrea Pozza, Nick Ramm, Peter Whittaker, Martin Zenker
John Critchinson Group  8 RECORDINGS:
  • Summer afternoon - John Critchinson (1982)

    • Members: (RIP: John Critchinson)
    • Guests: Chris Fletcher + Claire Hamill, Ron Matthewson (RIP: Martin Drew, Dick Morrissey)
  • Ulyssess & the cyclops - John Critchinson (1984)

  • New night - John Critchinson (1985)

    • Members: Dick Pearce (RIP: John Critchinson)
    • Guests: Claire Hamill, Ron Matthewson, Simon Morton (RIP: Martin Drew)
    • Comments: Recorded in December 1984.
  • First moves - John Critchinson - Art Themen Quartet (June 1997)

  • Excuse me, do I know you - a tribute to Ronnie Scott - John Critchinson Quartet (1999)

    • Members: Mark Fletcher (RIP: John Critchinson)
    • Guests: Georgie Fame, Flora Purim (RIP: Pat Crumly, Martin Drew)
  • Ronnie remembered - a tribute to Ronnie Scott - John Critchinson (December 2004)

  • Where´s the tune, Johnny? - John Critchinson (September 2005)

    • Members: (RIP: John Critchinson)
    • Technical: Andy Cleyndert
    • Comments: Recorded in March 2005.
  • Remove all covers - John Critchinson Trio (September 2007)

    • Members: Dave Green, Tristan Mailliot (RIP: John Critchinson)
    • Comments: Recorded in May 2006.
    Other info on members of John Critchinson Group (I know up to 16 members)
    Already covered (1):Laurence Cottle
    To be covered (14):Dave Barry, Dave Cliff, Alec Dankworth, Mark Fletcher, Dave Green, Jacqui Hicks, Mornington Lockett, Tristan Mailliot, Dick Pearce, Simon Spillett, Art Themen, Trevor Tomkins, Clark Tracey, Tim Wells
    Claire Davies Group   
    Other info on members of Claire Davies Group (I know up to 5 members)
    To be covered (3):John Horler, Dave O´Higgins, Martin Shaw
    Not enough info (1):Claire Davies
    Jacqui Hicks Band  2 RECORDINGS:
  • A Child is born - Jacqui Hicks ( - )

    • Members: Jacqui Hicks + Dave Green, Martin Shaw (RIP: John Critchinson)
    • Guests: Tristan Mailliot (RIP: Bobby Wellins)
  • With a song in my heart - Jacqui Hicks ( - )

    • Members: Jacqui Hicks + Dave Green, Martin Shaw (RIP: John Critchinson)
    • Guests: Tristan Mailliot
    Other info on members of Jacqui Hicks Band (I know up to 14 members)
    To be covered (13):Ted Beament, Frosty Beedle, Simon Carter, Dave Chamberlain, Winston Clifford, Dave Green, Jacqui Hicks, Matt Home, Phil Mulford, Martin Shaw, Julian Stringle, Simon Thorpe, Frank Tontoh
    Bill Le Sage Group   
    Other info on members of Bill Le Sage Group (I know up to 16 members)
    Already covered (2):Laurence Cottle, Bill Eyden
    To be covered (13):Gilad Atzmon, Dave Cliff, Malcolm Creese, Alec Dankworth, Martin Drew, Jimmy Hastings, Tubby Hayes, Spike Heatley, Pete King, Bill Le Sage, Hank Shaw, Bryan Spring, Steve Waterman
    Vic Lewis Orchestra  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Back again - Vic Lewis & His Big Band (1984)

    • Members: Dave Bishop, Ronnie Chamberlain, Richard Edwards, Simon Gardner, Ron Matthewson, Bob McKay, Neil Sidwell, Steve Sidwell, Paul Spong, Jamie Talbot, Fayyaz Virji (RIP: Vic Lewis + Kenny Clare, John Critchinson, Jake Hanna, Dave Plews, Shorty Rogers, Bud Shank)
    Other info on members of Vic Lewis Orchestra (I know up to 44 members)
    Already covered (2):Jake Hanna, Bud Shank
    To be covered (30):Vic Ash, Dave Bishop, Alan Branscombe, Ronnie Chamberlain, George Chisholm, Kenny Clare, Les Condon, Jimmy Deuchar, Roy East, Richard Edwards, Allan Ganley, Simon Gardner, Ian Hamer, Johnny Harris, Tubby Hayes, Derek Humble, Ron Matthewson, Bob McKay, Dudley Moore, Jack Parnell, Dave Plews, Shorty Rogers, Ronnie Ross, Ronnie Scott, Neil Sidwell,... up to 30 musicians.
    Not enough info (11):Nick Gallant, Cab Kaye, Vic Lewis, Shelley Moore, Mike O´Gorman, Dave Pearson, George Shearing, Kathy Stobart, Bill Sutcliffe, Ken Thorne, Cliff Tracey
    Mornington Lockett Group   
    Other info on members of Mornington Lockett Group (I know up to 24 members)
    Already covered (1):Laurence Cottle
    To be covered (16):Dave Barry, Mike Bradley, Simon Carter, Chris Dagley, Clive Fenner, Nic France, Mark Hodgson, Terry Jenkins, Mornington Lockett, Paul Morgan, Mick Sexton, Jeremy Stacey, Ian Thomas, Clark Tracey, Andrea Vicari, Marianne Windham
    Not enough info (6):Jonathan Gee, Tom Hill, Miles Levin, Dorian Lockett, Paul Sawtell, Trevor Taylor
    Henry Lowther Group   
    Other info on members of Henry Lowther Group (I know up to 29 members)
    To be covered (25):Robin Aspland, Stu Butterfield, Paul Clarvis, Andy Cleyndert, John Donaldson, Malcolm Edmonstone, Clive Fenner, Barry Green, Dave Green, Oli Hayhurst, John Horler, Pete Hurt, Henry Lowther, Paul Morgan, Jim Mullen, Allison Neale, Colin Oxley, Simon Spillett, Ross Stanley, Stan Sulzmann, Art Themen, Trevor Tomkins, Steve Watts, Tim Wells, Kate Williams
    Not enough info (3):Amy Baldwin, Frank Griffith, Brian Knapp
    Morrissey-Mullen  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Badness - Morrissey-Mullen (1981)

  • Life on the wire - Morrissey-Mullen (1982)

    • Members: Jim Mullen + Tony Beard, Chris Fletcher, Carol Kenyon, John McKenzie (RIP: Dick Morrissey + John Critchinson)
    • Guests: Danny Schogger
    Other info on members of Morrissey-Mullen (I know up to 30 members)
    Already covered (3):Rob Burns, Bruce Lynch, Jeff Seopardie
    To be covered (26):Chris Ainsworth, Trevor Barry, Tony Beard, Johnny Burch, Damon Butcher, Clive Chaman, Robin Clayton, Martin Drew, Chris Fletcher, Frank Gibson Jr, Claire Hamill, Joe Hubbard, Gary Husband, Pete Jacobsen, Carol Kenyon, Noel McCalla, John McKenzie, Brian Miller, John Mole, Dick Morrissey, Phil Mulford, Jim Mullen, Tessa Niles, Mark Smith, Henry Thomas,... up to 26 musicians.
    Sarah Moule Band   
    Other info on members of Sarah Moule Band (I know up to 18 members)
    To be covered (12):Iain Ballamy, Jeremy Brown, Mark Fletcher, Tim Garland, Dave Green, Mick Hutton, Paul Robinson, Seb Rochford, Ross Stanley, Simon Wallace, Steve Waterman, Tim Whitehead
    Not enough info (5):Paul Cavaciutti, Emiliano Franco, Mark Johns, Sarah Moule, Ian Shaw
    Our Band   
    Other info on members of Our Band (I know up to 9 members)
    To be covered (5):Martin Drew, Ron Matthewson, Dick Morrissey, Jim Mullen, Terry Smith
    Not enough info (3):Tony Archer, Tony Lee, Louis Stewart
    Dick Pearce Group   
    Other info on members of Dick Pearce Group (I know up to 33 members)
    To be covered (24):Dave Barry, Les Cirkel, John Donaldson, Clive Fenner, Geoff Gascoyne, Dave Green, Oli Hayhurst, Pete Hurt, Alex Hutton, Mick Hutton, Adam King, Tim Lapthorn, Mornington Lockett, Dick Pearce, Jim Richardson, Mick Sexton, Ross Stanley, Trevor Tomkins, Jim Watson, Steve Watts, John Webb, Tim Wells, Kate Williams, Rod Youngs
    Not enough info (8):Pete Chapman, Vince Clark, Shane Hill, Reuben James, Alex Keen, Josh Kemp, Leo Richardson, Dave Warren
    Ken Peplowski Group   
    Other info on members of Ken Peplowski Group (I know up to 18 members)
    Already covered (1):Joe Ascione
    To be covered (12):Howard Alden, Steve Brown, Dave Chamberlain, Alec Dankworth, Martin Drew, Dave Green, Nicki Parrott, John Pearce, Ken Peplowski, Chuck Redd, Karen Sharp, Julian Stringle
    Not enough info (4):Cyrus Chestnut, Nick Millward, Craig Milverton, Al Swainger
    Pharoah Sanders Group   
    Other info on members of Pharoah Sanders Group (I know up to 114 members)
    Already covered (1):Dwayne Burno
    To be covered (112):Carl Allen, Ray Appleton, Greg Bandy, John Betch, Gaylord Birch, Cindy Blackman, Alex Blake, Russell Blake, Joe Bonner, Walter Booker, Jean-Paul Bourelly, Michael Bowie, Joanne Brackeen, Cecil Brooks III, Cameron Brown, Hayes Burnett, Will Calhoun, Jeff Chambers, Stanley Clarke, Ira Coleman, Ravi Coltrane, Norman Connors, Kenny Davis, Santi Debriano, Doug Dezron,... up to 112 musicians.
    Ronnie Scott Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Never pat a burning dog - Ronnie Scott´s Quintet (1990) (LIVE)

    • Members: Mornington Lockett, Ron Matthewson, Dick Pearce (RIP: Ronnie Scott + John Critchinson, Martin Drew)
    • Producer: (RIP: Pete King)
    Other info on members of Ronnie Scott Group (I know up to 45 members)
    Already covered (5):Speedy Acquaye, Harry Beckett, Bill Eyden, Stan Tracey, Ray Warleigh
    To be covered (31):Gordon Beck, Lennie Bush, Mike Carr, Geoff Castle, Malcolm Cecil, Les Condon, Tony Crombie, Chris Dagley, Jimmy Deuchar, Jackie Dougan, Martin Drew, Victor Feldman, Bobby Gien, Derek Humble, Gary Husband, Chris Karan, Rick Laird, Mornington Lockett, Ron Matthewson, Kenny Napper, Tony Oxley, Dick Pearce, Ronnie Ross, Ronnie Scott, Phil Seamen,... up to 31 musicians.
    Not enough info (8):Kenny Graham, Bennie Green, Joe Harriott, Georgina Jackson, Pete Long, Ian Mackenzie, Ernest Ranglin, Ken Wray
    The Ronnie Scott Legacy   
    Other info on members of The Ronnie Scott Legacy (I know up to 7 members)
    To be covered (5):Pat Crumly, Mark Fletcher, Mornington Lockett, Dick Pearce, Tim Wells
    Not enough info (1):Leon Clayton
    Karen Sharp Group   
    Other info on members of Karen Sharp Group (I know up to 28 members)
    To be covered (24):Robin Aspland, Rob Barron, Steve Brown, Stu Butterfield, Clive Fenner, Dave Green, Leon Greening, Matt Home, John Horler, Mick Hutton, Nikki Iles, Adam King, Steve Melling, Jim Mullen, Mark Nightingale, Nigel Price, Karen Sharp, Arnie Somogyi, Simon Thorpe, Trevor Tomkins, Clark Tracey, Nick Weldon, Dave Whitford, Marianne Windham
    Not enough info (3):Adrian Fry, Laura Jurd, Mark Ridout
    Martin Shaw Group   
    Other info on members of Martin Shaw Group (I know up to 41 members)
    Already covered (1):Laurence Cottle
    To be covered (31):Chris Allard, Robin Aspland, Christian Brewer, Jeremy Brown, Simon Carter, Tom Cawley, Alec Dankworth, Sebastiaan De Krom, Clive Fenner, Geoff Gascoyne, Dave Green, Leon Greening, John Horler, Mick Hutton, David Ingamells, Sammy Mayne, Mark Nightingale, Dave O´Higgins, Dave Ohm, Louie Palmer, Karen Sharp, Martin Shaw, Ross Stanley, Ian Thomas, Trevor Tomkins,... up to 31 musicians.
    Not enough info (8):Will Bartlett, Patrick Davey, John Elliott, Darryn Farrugia, Danny Moss Jr, Martin Pyne, Matt Ridley, Richard Shepherd
    Simon Spillett Group  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Sienna red - Simon Spillett (2008)

    • Members: Simon Spillett + Andy Cleyndert, Spike Wells (RIP: John Critchinson)
    • Producer: Alan Barnes
    • Comments: Recorded in September 2007.
  • Square one - Simon Spillett (2013)

  • Other info on members of Simon Spillett Group (I know up to 36 members)
    To be covered (30):Ted Beament, Roger Beaujolais, Stu Butterfield, Andy Cleyndert, Winston Clifford, Dino Coccia, Alec Dankworth, Brian Dee, Martin Drew, Clive Fenner, Geoff Gascoyne, Alan Glen, Dave Green, Bob Haddrell, John Horler, Henry Lowther, Steve Melling, Paul Morgan, Nigel Price, Arnie Somogyi, Simon Spillett, Ross Stanley, Simon Thorpe, Trevor Tomkins, Clark Tracey,... up to 30 musicians.
    Not enough info (5):Dave Chamberlain, Barry Green, Art Krupa, Danny Moss Jr, Rob Rickenberg
    Art Themen Group   
    Other info on members of Art Themen Group (I know up to 38 members)
    To be covered (32):Alan Barnes, Dave Barry, Julian Bury, Stu Butterfield, Paul Clarvis, Andy Cleyndert, Winston Clifford, John Donaldson, Malcolm Edmonstone, Clive Fenner, Steve Fishwick, Dave Green, John Horler, Simon Lea, Steve Melling, Paul Morgan, Jim Mullen, Colin Oxley, Martin Shaw, Terry Smith, Arnie Somogyi, Bryan Spring, Art Themen, Trevor Tomkins, Andrea Vicari,... up to 32 musicians.
    Not enough info (5):Don Burrell, Matt Fishwick, Dorian Lockett, Matt Ridley, Peter Whittaker
    The Three Tenors   
    Other info on members of The Three Tenors (I know up to 10 members)
    To be covered (9):Brandon Allen, Dave Barry, Andy Cleyndert, John Donaldson, Mornington Lockett, Art Themen, Clark Tracey, Don Weller, Spike Wells
    Clark Tracey Group   
    Other info on members of Clark Tracey Group (I know up to 43 members)
    To be covered (32):Brandon Allen, Simon Allen, Julian Arguelles, Mark Armstrong, Iain Ballamy, Guy Barker, Alan Barnes, Django Bates, Andy Cleyndert, Alec Dankworth, John Donaldson, Kit Downes, Dave Green, Leon Greening, Nigel Hitchcock, Mark Hodgson, Henry Armburg Jennings, Mornington Lockett, Sammy Mayne, Steve Melling, Mark Nightingale, Dave O´Higgins, Andy Panayi, Gerard Presencer, Zoe Rahman,... up to 32 musicians.
    Not enough info (10):Bruce Adams, Peter Billington, Harry Bolt, Daniel Casimir, Piers Green, Reuben James, Paul Jordanous, Phillippa Lasocki, Chris Maddock, Lewis Wright
    Don Weller Group   
    Other info on members of Don Weller Group (I know up to 32 members)
    To be covered (29):Robin Aspland, Dave Barry, Andy Cleyndert, Alec Dankworth, John Donaldson, Clive Fenner, Willie Garnett, Geoff Gascoyne, Mike Gorman, John Horler, Mick Hutton, Henry Armburg Jennings, Mornington Lockett, Steve Melling, Jim Mullen, Dave Newton, Dick Pearce, John Pearce, Paul Robinson, Stan Robinson, Terry Smith, Arnie Somogyi, Art Themen, Simon Thorpe, Trevor Tomkins,... up to 29 musicians.
    Not enough info (2):Mark Edwards, Adrian Fry

       1 ALBUMS FOR 1 BANDMATES AND FRIENDS:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Dick Morrissey Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • After dark - Dick Morrissey (1983)

    • Members: (RIP: Dick Morrissey)
    • Guests: Jim Mullen + Ron Matthewson (RIP: John Critchinson, Martin Drew)
    Other info on members of Dick Morrissey Group (I know up to 19 members)
    Already covered (2):Bill Eyden, Brian Godding
    To be covered (14):Phil Bates, Johnny Burch, Mike Carr, Alec Dankworth, Jackie Dougan, Bill Le Sage, Dick Morrissey, Simon Morton, Derek Nash, John Pearce, Phil Seamen, Terry Smith, Harry South, Bryan Spring
    Not enough info (3):Tony Archer, Jim Hall, Spike Robinson

       2 COLLECTIVE ALBUMS:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    VVAA  2 RECORDINGS:
  • A night at Ronnie Scott´s, vol 5 - the ballad album - VVAA (March 1996) (LIVE)

    • Guests: Steve Arguelles, Robin Aspland, John Barclay, Guy Barker, Pete Beachill, Dave Bishop, Walter Booker, Stuart Brooks, Mario Castronari, Jimmy Cobb, Alec Dankworth, Brian Dee, Harold Fisher, Chico Freeman, Simon Gardner, Tim Garland, Dave Hartley, Jimmy Hastings, John Horler, Mick Hutton, Victor Jones, Duncan Lamont, Chris Laurence, Phil Lee, Andrew Mackintosh, Ron Matthewson, Mark Nightingale, Andy Panayi, John Parricelli, Don Pate, Dick Pearce, Gerard Presencer, Chris Pyne, Ralph Salmins, Arturo Sandoval, Dave Stewart, Jamie Talbot, Trevor Tomkins, Bobby Worth (RIP: Jeff Clyne, John Critchinson, Johnny Dankworth, Jimmy Deuchar, Martin Drew, John Hicks, Marian Montgomery, Ronnie Scott, John Taylor, Sarah Vaughan, Derek Watkins)
  • Cool sounds from a hot club - VVAA ( - ) (LIVE)

    • Guests: Roy Ayers, George Coleman, Mitch Dalton, Ray Drummond, Chico Freeman, Victor Jones, Rick Laird, Ron Matthewson, Carlos Morales, Don Pate, Dick Pearce, Arturo Sandoval, Terry Shannon (RIP: Carlos Averhoff, Arthur Blythe, Zachary Breaux, Ruth Brown, Lennie Bush, John Critchinson, Dennis Davis, Martin Drew, Bobby Forrester, Allan Ganley, Norman Hedman, John Hicks, Billy Higgins, Marian Montgomery, Carline Ray, Hilton Ruiz, Ronnie Scott, Sonny Stitt)

       3 SESSIONS (FOR 3 ARTISTS):

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Acker Bilk Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Acker & Danny - The Acker Bilk - Danny Moss Quintet (October 2005)

    • Members: (RIP: Acker Bilk, Danny Moss)
    • Guests: Eddie Taylor (RIP: John Critchinson)
    Other info on members of Acker Bilk Band (I know up to 3 members)
    To be covered (2):Mike Cotton, Stan Greig
    Not enough info (1):Acker Bilk
    Barbara Jay Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Just friends - Barbara Jay ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Tommy Whittle)
    • Guests: Andy Cleyndert, Brian Dee, Dave Green, John Horler, Bobby Orr, Dick Pearce, Martin Taylor (RIP: Lennie Bush, John Critchinson, Martin Drew)
    • Comments: Recorded in 1982, 1988 and 1997.
    Other info on members of Barbara Jay Group (I know up to 2 members)
    Already covered (1):Tommy Whittle
    Not enough info (1):Barbara Jay
    Holly Slater Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • The Mood was there - Holly Slater (1999) (LIVE)

  • Other info on members of Holly Slater Group (I know up to 2 members)
    To be covered (1):Mike Gorman
    Not enough info (1):Holly Slater

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    John Critchinson mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
    Martin Drew (8)
    Ron Matthewson (7)
    Dave Green (5)
    Dick Pearce (5)
    Dick Morrissey (4)
    Andy Cleyndert (3)
    Chris Fletcher (3)
    Tristan Mailliot (3)
    Jim Mullen (3)
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