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Thread #106399 Message #2200873
Posted By: GUEST,Jim Ward
23-Nov-07 - 03:43 PM
Thread Name: Long-time british jazz musicians
Subject: RE: Long-time british jazz musicians
Jim Bray played bass in the post Colyer(1954)Barber band and left in 1955 to go to India I believe. He's now retired from playing and sold his bass. Mickey Ashman then joined on bass and left the next year to go with Lonnie. Mickey is in his eighties and still playing. Ottilie Patterson was not actually in the 1954 line-up. She made her debut with the band at the Royal Festival Hall in January 1955.