RE: [RedHotJazz] Noone Procope and Benny Waters
- 'He was an important session musician. He played Bass Clarinet on the
sound-tracks of the Hammer horror movies featuring actors Peter Cushing and
He took over leadership of the London Saxophone Quartet after the death of
its founder Michael Krein, playing Soprano Saxophone (which he considered
the most 'Classical' of the Saxophone family).
During his military service in the RAF, he was a Fitness Instructor and
Unarmed Combat Instructor. His extreme fitness may have contributed
significantly to his exceptional tone-quality.
He was virtually alone in being the complete master of both the 'Classical'
and the Jazz styles. He could play Benny Goodman's style almost
indistinguishably from Benny Goodman himself. He was a personal friend of
Benny Goodman. In earlier years, he played Saxophone and Clarinet in Dance
A significant feature of his style of playing was his use of vibrato, and he
is considered to be one of the first clarinet players to use this
Just dug that out of Wikipedia on Jack Brymer. Several things there to add
to his jazz credentials.
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