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Wednesday, August 05, 2015

RIP Harry Pitch


Harmonica virtuoso Harry Pitch who died on July 15 provided the soundtrack to many films and TV programmes including Last of the Summer Wine. However, his true love was jazz, starting out as a trumpet player in the 1950's leading a London based big band and going on to perform with the likes of Bill Le Sage and Jack Emblow.
Harry Pitch (perfect name for a musician!) was 90.
May he rest in peace,
Lance.
PS: Thanks to Liz, our Lady in York, for bringing this to my attention and also John Cooper.

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