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Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Dave Shepherd (February 7, 1929 - December 15, 2016)













Just belatedly discovered that clarinetist Dave Shepherd passed away on December 15. One of the world's great Goodman disciples I was privileged to hear him perform many times over the years perhaps most memorably in 1982 at the Edinburgh Jazz Festival with Teddy Wilson in a Benny Goodman tribute concert. He played with the fluency of BG without losing his own identity. One of the highlights was the interplay between the two - it was as if they'd played together for years! Another session was with Doc Cheatham which may also have been at Edinburgh or it could have been in Breda. My memory's fading on that one!
There were also sessions with Freddy Randall as well as by his own quintet.
Dave Shepherd was 87 when he left us. 
Sadly missed.
Rest  In Peace.
Lance.
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2 comments :

Gordon Solomon said...

The session with Doc Cheatham was in Breda, I too was there that night.

Gordon Solomon said...

I also remember him getting up for a sit-in with the Alex Welsh band at the Five Bridges Hotel in Gateshead and playing 4 bar chasers with John Barnes in Lady be Good. Memories eh?

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