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Thread #106399   Message #2392736
Posted By: GUEST,Ed Jackson
19-Jul-08 - 04:33 AM
Thread Name: Long-time british jazz musicians
Subject: RE: Long-time british jazz musicians
Going back to the original question, the distinction about Chris and Pat is that they formed the longest continuous partnership in jazz. It came to an end two nights ago, when Pat played his last gig before retiring at the age of 78. He was a permanent member of the band from May 31, 1954 to July 16, 2008.

Not to be critical, but many of the above posts contain inaccuracies, particularly about the early Barber band and its formation. I refer you to the Chris Barber website ( which I have the privilege to maintain.