The Bob Shots were a Belgian modern jazz band. They started playing swing, and around 1946 they moved to bop. They were probably the first bop band in Europe. Down Beat magazine recommended them in 1947. They recorded in Brussels in 1947, and in Paris in 1949. The Bob Shots served as a training ground for many Belgian jazz musicians.
At various times, The Bob Shots included Bobby Jaspar, Fats Sadi, Jacques Pelzer, Toots Thielemans, Francy Boland and Jean Warland.
These sides, Boppin’ For Haig and Pastel Blue, were recorded in Paris on May 13, 1949.
Personnel on these recordings:
Tenor sax: Bobby Jaspar Wiki
Alto sax: Jacques Pelzer Jazz In Belgium
Vibraphone & vocals: Sadi Jazz In Belgium
Bass: Georges Leclercq Jazz In Belgium
Trumpet: Jean Bourguignon
Guitar: Pierre Robert
Piano: Francy Boland Jazz In Belgium
Drums: John Ward