Ewan Bleach is a cornerstone of the UK traditional jazz scene. As a clarinetist, saxophonist, pianist and singer he appears with several prominent London based groups, but beyond that, he’s recorded with Tuba Skinny and sat in on numerous other projects.  This is our attempt to track them all down, let us know if we are missing something.

Ewan Bleach Discography
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Traditional Jazz Broadly Speaking

We reviewed this album 

Songs written by Louisa Jones apart from Tr.5 (Dakota Jim) and Tr.13 (Sam Bailey)
Louisa Jones…Accordion, Vocals, Double Bass (Tr.3), clarinet (Tr.7)
Ewan Bleach… Clarinet, Saxophone
Dakota Jim…Double Bass, Vocals, Accordion (Tr.3)
John Blease…Drums (Tr. 1, 3,8, 10, 11)
Alastair Caplin…Violin (Tr. 2, 3, 5, 9)
Mirabelle Gillis…Violin (Tr.3,11)
Skye Murphy…Trombone (Tr.3, 9)
Sam Bailey…Banjo, vocals (Tr.13)
Special thanks to Sophie Bostock of Firefly Music, Theo Bard, Michael Jones and Alice Cade.

LOUISA JONES Vocals, Accordion (except Tr.9,11), Double bass (Tr.9), Piano (Tr.7)
EWAN BLEACH Piano (Tr.2, 3), Clarinet (Tr. 5,7,8,9,10,11), Saxophone (Tr. 4, 6, 10)
DAKOTA JIM YDSTIE Double bass (except Tr.9), Accordion (Tr.9), Vocals (Tr.1, 4 ,9)
WILL SCOTT Clarinet (Tr.2,4,11), Saxophone (Tr. 3, 8)
MAXIM TARTAKOVSKIY Trombone (Tr.3, 5)
JOHN KELLY Guitar (Tr., 6, 8, 9, 11)
MAGIC MIKE HENRY Cornet (Tr.11)

Ewan Bleach Discography1. Babsie, Rachel and The Storm
2. Panspermia
3. Horse Shoe Bridge
4. Wind is Hunting
5. Natasha’s Song
6. No More Days
7. Creep Up Your Stairs
8. Hastings Song (D.Jim)
9. When These Bones
10. Glass
11. Graveyard
12. Come Seed Yer Oats


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Ewan Bleach Discography1. Honeysuckle Rose- Waller and Razaf [03:11]
2. That old feeling- Fain and Brown [04:50]
3. It ain’t right- Rothberg and Meyer [03:46]
4. On the sunny side of the street- McHugh and Fields [04:02]
5. I found a new baby- Palmer and Williams [04:13]
6. All of me- Marks and Simons [03:40]
7. Avalon- Jolson, Al [03:26]
8. Lullaby of the leaves- Petkere and Young [04:17]
9. Me myself & I- Gordon / Roberts / Kaufman [03:38]
10. St James’ infirmary- Trad. [06:10]
11. Hummin’ to myself- Fain / Magidson / Siegel [04:08]
12. Jubilee- Adams and Carmichael [02:29]
13. Topsy- Battle and Durham [04:16]
14. I’ll see you in my dreams- Jones and Kahn [04:06]
15. The old man of the mountain- Brown and Young [03:40]
16. How high the moon- Lewis and Hamilton [04:12]
17. You’re a heavenly thing- Little and Young [03:15]
18. Premier Bal- Bechet, Sidney [02:48]

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The syncopated times reviewed this amazing album HERE

Ewan Bleach Discography1. Please don’t talk about me when I’m gone- Stept & Clare [03:51]
2. Sister Sadie- Silver, Horace [03:27]
3. Travlin all alone- Johnson, JC [04:17]
4. New Orleans wiggle- Piron, AJ [03:30]
5. Imagination- Livingston, Fud [04:42]
6. I hate myself for being so mean to you- Jones, Isham [03:48]
7. Me and my Gin- Johnson, JC [05:52]
8. I wonder where my baby is tonight- Donaldson & Kahn [03:43]
9. Carelessly- Kenny & Ellis [04:13]
10. Jubilee stomp- Ellington, Duke [03:29]
11. Good morning heartache- Higginbottom – Drake & Fisher [04:26]
12. Limehouse Blues Braham & Furber [03:56]
13. Dirty TB Blues- Spivey, Victoria [05:06]
14. I wish that I were twins- Mayer – Loesser & Delange [03:30]
15. If my heart could only talk- Samuels – Whitcup & Powell [04:11]
16. What a little moonlight can do- Woods, Harry M [04:43]

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We reviewed this album HERE

We reviewed this album HERE

Tuba Skinny is:
Todd Burdick – Tuba
Bobby Browne – Banjo / Guitar / Harmonica / Vocals
Barnabus Jones – Trombone / Guitar / Banjo
Shaye Cohn – Cornet / Piano / Fiddle
Robin Rapuzzi – Washboard / Bass Drum
Erika Lewis – Vocals

Special Guests: Jon Doyle on Clarinet & Tenor Sax // Ewan Bleach on Clarinet on Tracks 9, 12, 13 & 14 // John James on Dobro // Sam Doores on Bass Drum // Cassidy Holden on Bass Drum on Track 11.

Ewan Bleach DiscographyTrack Listing: A Smooth One (Intro); If Dreams Come True; Just One Of Those Things; If Only You Knew; All My Life; How Am I To Know?; Stars Fell On Alabama; Once In A While; It’s Tight Like That!; Swing That Music; A Smooth One (Outro); Lotus Blossom.

Personnel: Peter Horsfall: vocals, trumpet; Ewan Bleach: clarinet, saxophones; Malcolm Earle-Smith: trombone, vocals; Colin Good: piano; Martin Wheatley: guitar, banjo; Dave O’Brien: double bass; Mez Clough: drums; Natty Bo: MC (1, 11).

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Record Label: JohnJohn Records

Recorded in March 2014 in Bayford Studios, Herts, UK by Peter Rudeforth
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released May 1, 2014

This is the only track featuring Ewan Bleach. (?)

That’s A Plenty is a classic from the Dixieland repertoire. This version was played by Pete Horsfall’s Basin Street Brawlers with Colin Good on piano, Ewan Bleach on clarinet, Malcom Earle Smith on trombone, and Martin Wheatley on guitar. It’s amazing how much a drum-less group swings this stomping repertoire. This track was recorded at the bar on November 16th, 2016

from The Sound of Kansas Smitty’s, released September 18, 2017

released October 27, 2017

Performed / Arranged by JACK B. LATIMER gtr/voc, LAURIN HA & EWAN BLEACH clarinet/sax/voc, THOMAS CHIGNIER drums, BOTS trumpet, CARLOS ST. ANA piano, RAFFAELE CATALDO violin/banjolin/voc, CRAIG JUDELMAN violin/voc, JACK BUTLER & JOHANNES HAGENLOCH & DAVID HAGEN tuba, F.H. HENRY banjo/voc

Berlin Rags is an original composition by Ewan Bleach. 

Accordion,vocal, songwriting: Garance Louis
Drum: Barny c Rockford
Double bass: Adam Beattie
Electric bass: Harry Deacon
Electric guitar: Leander Lyons
Bariton, clarinet, saxophone: Ewan Bleach
Violin: Alastair Caplin
Backing vocal: Brooke Sharkey, Leonie Evans
Cornet: Louisa Jones
Trombone: Jake Alexander Stevens

Garance Louis: voice , accordion (guitar on track 3)
Barny c’Rockford: drum , percussion
Adam Beattie: double bass, backing vocal ( track 1, 2, 7, 8, 9)
Harry Deacon: electric bass (5, 6, 7, 10)
James Adams: electric guitar (2, 5, 7, 9)
Ewan Bleach: clarinet, alto sax, baritone
Alastair Caplin: violin ( apart track 1)
Mirabelle Gilis: violin on track 1
Backing vocal: Brooke Sharkey , Leonie Evans, Sophie Bostock, Alastair Mcbrown
brass section on track 2: Jake Alexander Stevens and Louisa Jones

All songs written and composed by Garance Louis
Production by Garance Louis
Arrangements by Garance Louis, Ewan Bleach and the Mitochondries
Brass arrangements by Ewan Bleach & Garance Louis
String arrangements and recordings by Fred Thomas
Live Band recorded at One cat studio by Jon Clayton
overdub Recorded by Garance Louis
mixed by Sonny Johns
Mastered by Tom Leader

Accordion/voice: Garance Louis
Baryton: Ewan Bleach
Drums: Stuwart Hughes
Bass: Dave de Rose
Zabumba: Jansen Santana
Flute: Rachel Hayter
Bell: Phil self
Shaker: Adam Beattie
Backing vocal/washboard: Leonie Evans
Backing vocal: Brooke Sharkey , Lindsay Amanat
Synth: Jake Chapman
Violin: Alastair Caplin , Clementine Brown
Cello: Ruppert Gilet
Viola: Piotr Jordan
Trumpet: Jonny Enser
Tuba: Ed Ashby
Electric guitar : Pery Sodre
Trombone: Tom Monahan
Sax: Jamie Reiblt

Accordion/voice: Garance Louis
Baryton: Ewan Bleach
Drums: Stuwart Hughes
Bass: Dave de Rose
Zabumba: Jansen Santana
Flute: Rachel Hayter
Bell: Phil self
Shaker: Adam Beattie
Backing vocal/washboard: Leonie Evans
Backing vocal: Brooke Sharkey , Lindsay Amanat
Synth: Jake Chapman
Violin: Alastair Caplin , Clementine Brown
Cello: Ruppert Gilet
Viola: Piotr Jordan
Trumpet: Jonny Enser
Tuba: Ed Ashby
Electric guitar : Pery Sodre
Trombone: Tom Monahan
Sax: Jamie Reiblt

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Further Afield

Planetman – Vocals, Guitar.
Juba – Drums
Razz – Bass
Charlie – Trumpet
Ewan Bleach – Alto Sax

He also appears on this one track from a 2010 Planetman EP

Ruth Theodore – Fiddle / Melodica
James Hurst – Acoustic Guitar
Mike Limmer – Bass Guitar
Jim Oliver – Electric Guitar
Tansay Omar – Drums
Ewan Bleach – Clarinet / Saxophones

released December 5, 2012

Recorded and engineered by Sonny at Livingston Studios, London.
Musicians:
Brooke Sharkey- songwriting, main vocals, ukelele, Guitar
Adam beattie- Double bass, bvs, electric guitar and piano
Alastair Caplin- Violin viola, bvs, and string arrangements
Jez Houghton- French Horn
Garance Louis- Accordion
Barny c rockford- Drums
James Hayto- Electric Guitar on ‘Our ways’
Kit Joliffe- Drums on ‘ My apple’ and ‘our ways’
Ewan Bleach- Clarinet
Jay Darwich- Double bass on ‘ Our ways’.

released May 28, 2014

All songs written by Brooke Sharkey. EP produced by Brooke Sharkey, Adam Beattie and Leander Lyons. recorded by Chris Clarke at Reservoir studios , London.
Features Brooke Sharkey on Vocals and guitar,Adam beattie on double bass and BVs , Leander Lyons on electric guitar and harp,Ewan Bleach on clarinet, Barny c rockford on drums, Mirabelle Gilis on violin.

Written and played by Elizabeth Morris, Paul Rains, Bill Botting, Michael Collins.
Additional players Ewan Bleach (saxophone), Emma Cooper (flute, saxophone) and Dan Mayfield (violin).

Ewan Bleach plays various reeds on about half of the tracks. Individual lineup info for each track available on the Bandcamp page.

Track five is from the Apple iPhone commercial.

This is the only track featuring Ewan Bleach from the album 

 The Nearest Door

Louisa Jones on accordion and Ewan Bleach on clarinet both lived at The George pub in Clapton which was a thriving community of artists, musicians, activists, and others before gentrification ahead of the 2012 Olympics.

Ewan Bleach clarinet on track three.

from Mysterious Fruit, released November 23, 2015
Produced by Dave the Machine
Clarinets by Ewan Bleach
Drumkit by Jools Owen
Bass by George Berrills

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We’re sure there are other albums out there with a track or more of Ewan Bleach. Please let us know about them so they can be added to this list.

Contact: [email protected]

We will be creating discographies for other traditional jazz artists starting with those active in New Orleans.  If you want to make a list for an individual artist and send it our way it will make the project go much faster. We have a wish list of over 50 musicians who deserve a discography, it will only grow. 

Check out our other Discographies HERE.

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