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Friday, February 17, 2012

Goodbye Pete Papprill

The death of trumpet player Pete Papprill was announced earlier this week. He was held in high regard both as a player and a person as these comments from two of his fellow brassmen show.
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What can I say? always had a smile and a laugh,  old school , could play any tune in any key with all the changes and always sounded sweet. - Kevin Eland.
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I have known and worked with Pete for over 50 years and have the greatest respect for him both as a gentleman and a very!!! good jazzer who had one of the best ears I have ever known. He will be sadly missed. - Ray Harley.
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5 comments :

Jeremy McMurray said...

Peter was a lovely guy, a super musician and good friend, he will be greatly missed.

Jeremy McMurray

Anonymous said...

I first played with Pete in the late 50's and I last played with him a week last Thursday the 9th.Feb. 2012.
we were pals for a very long time.I don't know now who I can ring to find the proper key for songs!
God bless Pete.
Ray Dales.
18.02.2012

Peter (Tubby) Ayton said...

So sad to hear about Pete Papprill, a lovely guy and consummate trumpet player. Peter had a great sense of humour, and had a catalogue of anecdotes about musicians, and the various characters associated with the music business. I'm sure he will be 'up there' back with his beloved wife Dot - God Bless
Peter(Tubby)Ayton.

Gene Jarred said...

I first met Pete in 1947 when he was playing in Dormans Hall with the resident band. He was one of the reasons that I play the trumpet. I am privileged to have played 100's of gigs with him over the last 60 years [and been outshone on every one of them]
A sad loss, I will miss his friendship. God bless his family,theirs is the greatest loss.
Strange that we are saying goodbye in the same venue that I met him all those long gigs ago.

Unknown said...

So sorry to hear of Peter's
passing loyal friend and strong family
wicked sense of humour.love and sympathy to all his family. Trev

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