Jazz Archive Playback from 1966

As part of the C.I.F., on Thursday June 2nd, Camberley Theatre are hosting a very exciting playback of a recording of  The New Jazz Orchestra made when they played the Highwayman pub in Camberley in 1966. This is particularly poignant as this is also the year that the theatre opened.

Gearbox Records, in association with The Heritage Lottery Fund, have purchased rare recordings of the London jazz scene from the 1960s – including this one from The Highwayman.

The New Jazz Orchestra featured world famous bass player, Jack Bruce (also of Eric Clapton’s Cream) and Jon Hiseman of Colosseum on drums.

Gearbox Records will be pressing up one acetate of the recording, to be played on a record deck in Camberley Theatre’s café bar and will be giving a talk, including Q&As after the playback.

This is a free event and doors will be open from 7:30pm. The bar will be open, serving cocktails, locally-brewed craft ales, excellent wine list and a great new menu of contemporary food and snacks.



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1 Comment

  1. Having just heard something about old pubs on radio 2, I thought I would look up my ex in laws old pub The Highwayman in Camberley. I was so surprised to see you have a live recording of The New Jazz Orchestra from 1966, this brought back a lot of memories about the live jazz that was on every week, I was living there with them during this time, so is it possible to hear this recording on the internet ? I was unaware that there were live recordings ever made.

    Lesley Alloway


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