I have often complained that there are many bands in the U.K. made up of musicians in their 70s and 80s who were probably very good forty years ago but who today sound dreary and uninspired. The pleasure of listening to them is nowhere near as great as the pleasure that comes from the exciting traditional jazz being currently played by the young generation of bands working in New Orleans.
I understand from Henry that there have since been changes of personnel. They now have recruited Dieter Meyser on trombone and Joachim Gebauer on sousaphone. John Rosolowski has left, Peter has switched to piano, and occasionally a guest trumpet-player is used. I hope there will be videos soon of this current line-up.