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Sunday, January 01, 2012

R.I.P. Dave Savill

Tonight I received the sad news that Dave died yesterday, 31st December, 2011, in the hospice at Ulverston. He was a kind, funny man who played a lot of trumpet, and will be sorely missed by his friends and everyone who enjoyed his playing and his personality on and off the bandstand. He and I played together so often over a period of about 15 years that we got to that nice point where we each knew what the other was thinking - that doesn't happen often, but when it does some great music can come out.
Not the best start to 2012, but let's hope it gets better,
Steve Andrews.
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That is sad news Steve. I'm only just coming to terms with the knowledge of his illness and now this. After San Sebastian with the Newcastle Big Band, I lost touch with Dave although, in those in-between years I acquired a double CD of the Midnite Follies Orchestra - It's All Ellington - that had Dave in the trumpet section. I'll play that CD tonight and raise a glass in his memory.

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