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Saturday, April 18, 2009

More on Nigel Stanger

I'm currently reading "The Jazz Anthology" by the late Miles Kington - an occasional writer on things jazzy for Punch and other publications.
He talks of his days at Oxford and a summer spent playing bass in a trio in a Spanish bar.
...The other two were also students, Nigel Stanger on piano and Mike Hollis on drums, and we played in a small bar belonging to Jesus Tamborero, a very charming property developer who persuaded English people to buy villas he had built which fell down three days after the contracts had been signed, and who took them to this bar to soften them up for the purchase...
Kington goes on to say, (in 1992) that Nigel was (and is) a very good pianist and our fame spread narrowly... I wonder if Mike Hollis was any relation to Andy Hollis who played trumpet and flute alongside Nigel in the Newcastle Big Band?
Lance.

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