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RE: [RedHotJazz] Noone Procope and Benny Waters

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  • David Brown
    He was an important session musician. He played Bass Clarinet on the sound-tracks of the Hammer horror movies featuring actors Peter Cushing and Christopher
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 14, 2011
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      'He was an important session musician. He played Bass Clarinet on the
      sound-tracks of the Hammer horror movies featuring actors Peter Cushing and
      Christopher Lee.

      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
      Bands.

      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
      systematically.'




      Just dug that out of Wikipedia on Jack Brymer. Several things there to add
      to his jazz credentials.


      Dave


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