For fans of this instrument his highpoint is the closing track Your Own Way in which he pretty much sets the tone for the whole arrangement with some nice sustains and an overall wispy autumn afternoon feel. These guys would put out one more album before constant touring and lack of acclaim took their toll and the band broke up.
WALLY is a strange band, they started playing some sort of Symphonic Country, which wouldn't be strange "per se" if they were from USA, but this guys were British and their debut album was produces by Rick Wakeman, so it's kind of unusual .
Walter Ernest "Wally" Fawkes (born 21 June 1924) is a British-Canadian jazz clarinetist and a satirical cartoonist. As a cartoonist, he usually worked under the name "Trog" until failing eyesight forced him to retire in 2005 at the age of 81. Fawkes was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1924 and emigrated with his family to Britain in 1931. Enthused by comic books from a young age, Fawkes left school at fourteen to take up a scholarship to study at Sidcup Art School
Walter Ernest ("Wally") Fawkes was born in Vancouver, Canada, on 21 June 1924, and came to England with his family in 1931. He loved comics, and his enthusiasm was encouraged by his mother Mabel, Fawkes later recalling that "I was given a bottle of Indian ink and a pen aged ten, and I thought: Wow!" He left school in 1938, aged fourteen, with a scholarship to study at Sidcup Art School, but left after eighteen months because he could not afford to stay on.
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From the Album His Dreams Of New Orleans.
Wally Fawkes & The Troglodytes 2011. After leaving Lyttelton, Fawkes played with several other leaders, including Bruce Turner and Sandy Brown, with whom he recorded in 1954 and 1956, respectively (both sessions being reissued on a single 1989 album), and he also led his own semi-professional band, the Troglodytes, a more loosely swinging band than many of his contemporaries in the sometimes staid UK trad scene.