|Tony Kinsey EP cover fromthe CoverJazz Archive|
Wednesday 22nd Feb’ at Way out West, The Orange Tree Richmond : Tony Kinsey Quartet (Sam Mayne Alto sax, Tim Lapthorn Piano, Andy Cleyndert Bass, Tony Kinsey Drums)
Veteran drummer/composer, Tony Kinsey (Wikipedia entry) , one of the unquestioned legends of British jazz, is still playing with undimmed energy and enthusiasm at the age of 84. He is leading a strong quartet this Wednesday at the Orange Tree, right by the station in Richmond.
Kinsey was the original drummer in The John Dankworth Seven, part of the generation of British jazz musicians who took on the bebop flame. As first call accompanist for visiting American musician from the late 1950s onwards, he worked with Ella Fitzgerald, Buddy De Franco, Oscar Peterson and Billie Holiday. In addition to Tony’s fine drumming, he is an accomplished composer/arranger as well. This includes several film scores (See IMDB LISTING) A composition popped up today on Radio 4’s
Poetry Please – September Song in Christopher Logue’s homage to Pablo Neruda – the recording produced by George Martin, just before taking the producer took on full-time management of the Beatles
Tony Kinsey discography on David Taylor’s site