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Monday, May 24, 2021

R.I.P. Roy Gibson

It is with sadness that I have to report of the passing of pianist Roy Gibson. 

One of the less flamboyant players, Roy, who was in his 80s, will be best remembered in jazz circles for his work with the Jazz Esquires at the Porthole in North Shields and later at the Jazz in the Afternoon sessions at the Crescent Club in Cullercoats, often as an accompanist to singer Theresa Armstrong.

In the picture, taken at the Crescent Club, Roy is pictured in between slide-rulers Brian Chester and Herbie Hudson.

A quiet unassuming musician he will be missed by all who knew him.
Lance

3 comments :

John Hallam (on F/b). said...

Very sorry to hear about Roy. Quiet, self-effacing, amazing repertoire in any key. Indeed, he would follow any tune called even if he didn't know it.
For many years I supported him accompanying Theresa at the Crescent Club. Always a pleasure (and an education as he would often look at me in the middle of a number and say, with a smile, 'I think we'll go into G but maybe move elsewhere later".
I shall miss him.

Laurie Brown (on F/b) said...

A very talented keyboard player. I depped with him once while his drummer was on holiday. He was surrounded by no less than five keyboards. Amazingly he played one of them behind his back ! As many of you will know he was with me at the Porthole with the Jazz Esquires after the sad loss of Johnny Taws . RIP

Barry Aitchison said...

I am sorry to here that he has pass away he was a very good keyboard jazz player he will be missed. Rip

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