Big Bill Bissonnette was the consummate jazzer – trombonist, drummer and record producer. In 1990 he founded Jazz Crusade Records and for the next 25 years he nurtured his baby producing 130 albums. The catalogue is a mix of original albums featuring stars of New Orleans and the English jazz scene of the time, plus some first issues of air shots and classic sides by the jazz greats of the 1950s. An eclectic mix which he sold to Upbeat Recordings in 2015, a company that he had worked with over the years to distribute his albums in the UK and Europe. Since then Upbeat has reissued many of the titles while keeping stock of some of the more unusual sides to keep the music live in the catalogue.
You can purchase Jazz Crusade CDs from Upbeat Mail Order, where you will also find a treasure trove of Upbeat Jazz, Upbeat Classics, Upbeat Showbiz and Upbeat Global, the Upbeat Dynamite Series, 504 Records and the vintage sides that make up the Jazz Oracle catalogue. Simply click on the link below: