As a largely self-taught soprano saxophonist and occasional clarinetist, George Probert
was one of the younger players in the Dixieland revival bands of the 1950's. Probert
had important associations with Bob Scobey
(1950-53), Kid Ory
(1954) and particularly the Firehouse Five Plus Two
(from 1954 until their final record in 1969). Probert
became musical director of the Walt Disney Studio in 1955. During the past three decades, the outspoken Probert
(a forceful and colorful soprano saxophonist) has been part of a countless number of jazz festivals, but has only recorded a few dates as a leader for Fat Cat's Jazz and, more recently, Jazz Crusade.