RIP Vic Ash (1930-2014)

Vic Ash

Simon Spillett, has sent the sad news that Vic Ash, one of the great British reedsmen, died earlier today. Simon, who worked extensively with Vic Ash in recent years, writes:

“With great sadness I can confirm that legendary clarinettist and saxophonist Vic Ash passed away this afternoon, aged 84.

“We have lost not only one of the founding fathers of British modern jazz, and a truly gifted instrumentalist, but one of the true gentleman of the music profession. His talent, wit and wisdom will be missed by everyone who knew him – fans and fellow players alike.

“Deepest condolences to Vic’s wife Helen and their family.

Vic Ash (March 9th 1930-October 24th 2014) “

 LINKS: Peter Vacher’s Guardian Obituary

We reviewed Vic Ash’s Quintet playing at the Concorde in Eastleigh in 2009

Lance Liddle has also reported the news

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