London: Vail, 1963. First Edition. Softcover. 12pp; includes candid photographs of the group, along with their two-page repertoire, some biographical notes, etc. Bound in pictorial wrappers, 4.75" x 9" Very Good. Item #041024
Acker Bilk, born Bernard Stanley Bilk in 1929, is a clarinetist known for his trademark goatee, bowler hat, striped waistcoat and his breathy, vibrato-rich, lower-register clarinet style. Bilk was part of the boom in traditional jazz that swept the United Kingdom in the late 1950s. He first joined Ken Colyer's band in 1954, and then formed his own ensemble, The Paramount Jazz Band, in 1956.