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Thursday 6: Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free. OUTDOOR gig.

Monday, January 06, 2020

RIP Jack Sheldon

West coast trumpet player, singer, comedian, actor and TV personality Jack Sheldon passed away on December 27.

As cool as any of his contemporary horn men, as well as playing on many albums under his own name he also added an extra voice to discs by Art Pepper, Curtis Counce, Jimmy Giuffre, Stan Kenton and many others with his decisive sound. Cool without being fragile.

I also recall him on screen in the Bette Midler movie - For The Boys - one of my favourite films

I particularly treasure the two albums he made under Art Pepper's name - Smack Up and The Return of Art Pepper. I guess they will be on my turntable tonight.
Jack Sheldon was 88.
Sadly missed.
Lance.
NY Times obituary.

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