The Jazz Groove — The Temperance Seven and Trad Mad

If only The Beatles hadn’t come along…

In 1962 the BBC producer and broadcaster, Brian Mathew, wrote a book about the popularity of Traditional Jazz in Britain called Trad Mad, which was, and still is, a good read. Part way through the book Brian is convinced that ‘Trad’ jazz will be the sound of the 1960s, as Swing was the sound of the 1930s. What he hadn’t reckoned on was…