[Dixielandjazz] Bruce Turner
stevevoce at virginmedia.com
Thu Jul 25 08:30:10 PDT 2013
Bruce was a superb world class alto player. He was a friend of mine for more than 40 years. I used him in the BBC jam sessions I put together ( with most of the line-up drawn from the Lyttelton band!) and did an hour long live interview on air with him three days before he died from a brain tumour. He was a great character and a genuine eccentric. He had. Wonderful talent for re-naming tunes. 'Rockin' In Rhythm' to him became 'Reekin' In Rotherham'. A Buck Clayton Jam Session became a Jack Clayton Bum Session.
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On 25 Jul 2013, at 15:38, Marek Boym <marekboym at gmail.com> wrote:
> This is not the first time I've mentioned Bruce Turner on this list.
> Something Steve Voce said about hi many years ago, as quoted by Digby
> FAirweather in the liner notes to "Wild Bill DAvison with Freddy Randall
> and His Band" has caused me to raise this subject again. "I know one man
> who can beat Bruce at his own game, and as long as tht man stays with Duke
> Elloington, Bruce is out on his own!"
> I've been telling my friends that for some forty years now, usually adding
> "and that includes Benny CArter."
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