JAZZ LOOKS FOR SOME YOUNGER SINGERS! The Dixie Ticklers, one of Britain's most respected vintage jazz bands, have cut an exciting kids record. Their in-depth experiments on London's King's Road and in Southwark Cathedral's churchyard have proven that children these days like nothing more than to bounce along to the wicked beat of New Orleans Dixieland jazz: a wonderful meeting of young and old. The band then fell upon the idea of a dedicated children's album with a Dixieland twist. They exhaustively researched their subjects: sousaphone Nathan Gash spent a week with the elephants of the Hungarian State Circus; singer Russell Swallow chased down policemen with his big tickling feather; and trombonist Patrick Johns qualified as a doctor to ensure that his solo in 'Bones' was anatomically correct. Certain to provide instant fun, the Dixie Ticklers, along with featured vocalists from the London scene and the Bassett House School Choir, introduce children of all ages to instruments found throughout jazz and blues. There's nothing quite like it for kids - it is a must-have for parents keen to find real music that they will want to listen to again and again. Lyrics, posters and other musical games are available from their website.