This music must keep people young and optimistic. Or there is something special in the water in Wandsworth. The drummer in Digby Fairweather’s quartet with whom I guested for a couple of numbers on baritone sax yesterday at Ronnie Scott’s very well-attended jazz brunch was Eric Delaney. Follow the link to his fascinating and distinguished career. Bright as a button, he is now 86.
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I used to work for Erics manager Norman Thewlis. I am really glad to know that he is still doing well. I worked for the agency from 1989 to 1999 and can remember having many a frindly run in with Eric. But everyone in the office couldn't help bit love him, especially when he turned up with flowers for us girls.
I would love to have the chance to meet up with Eric and see him working again.
Formerly Beverley Allen