[Dixielandjazz] Re: Terry Pitts

norrie.thomson norrie.thomson at btopenworld.com
Sat Apr 5 23:51:47 PST 2003

Hi Folks

The recordings mentioned by Bill are excellent (both the UK and USA
versions).  Highly recommended


Norrie Thomson
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Haesler" <bhaesler at nsw.bigpond.net.au>
To: "glen page" <gpage at direct.ca>
Cc: "dixieland jazz mail list" <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Saturday, April 05, 2003 5:07 AM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Re: Terry Pitts

> Dear Glen,
> It is always sad when a fine jazzman leaves us.
> Terry Pitts will be missed. All too young at 67!
> Terry worked in England with my long-time friend, Australian singer Judith
> Durham.
> (Judith Durham started out in Melbourne as a jazz singer with the
Melbourne Jazz
> Club Band and Frank Traynor's Jazz Preachers, but is better remembered
> world-wide as a member of the famous pop group, 'The Seekers'.)
> We met Terry when Judith and the band toured Australia in the 70s.
> 'Judith Durham and The Hottest Band In Town' recorded at Pye's London
studios in
> May/June1974 with Terry Pitts, tb; Dennis Fields, c; Sammy Rimington,
> Hugh Rainey, bj; Bob Taylor, sb/tu; & Phil Franklin, d/wb.
> Pnist was Judith's husband, Ron Edgeworth, with Judith on pno for "The
> Entertainer".
> The LP album was reissued recently in Australia on Musicoast CD (through
> Records).
> Judith and Ron had previously engaged a San Francisco jazz group (which
> Jim Gordon, t; Jerry Butzen, tb; Phil Howe, cl/ss; & Ed Turner, bj) in
> 1973 for an LP session (now also on Musicoast CD) using the same band
> Which always led me to believe that the 'Durham's' owned the Hottest Band
> Town name.
> Maybe your friend Hugh Rainey (who I have met here in Oz) can expand on
> Kind regards,
> Bill.
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