Chris grew up in a jazz household. Plenty of Ellington, Armstrong and Basie in the air. His natural habitat these days is “hard bop” but he likes and plays broadly across the wide spectrum of this music from early Louis to Coltrane. Favourite locals are Ten Part, Clarion and anything with Bernie, Sandy, Lloyd and so on.

It is with deepest admiration for Chris Wetherall that we record that his ill health first forced him to hang up his headphones and silence the mic. Ill health then claimed him in April 2023, but his deep knowledge and quirky anecdotes that made Jazz Pulse such a delight to listen to are still available.

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