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unclebuck



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:58 am    Post subject: Kenny Ball Reply with quote

Kenny Ball died today......

From his website:
The jazz legend, Kenny Ball, died peacefully at the age of 82 at 7:35 am on 7th March 2013 in Basildon Hospital from pneumonia. Betty and his three children were at his bedside.
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ruddlescat



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although I'm not really a jazz fan I do think that Kenny did a very great deal to try to drag jazz into the mainstream as a major music genre

I did actually enjoy his music because he played it with such enthusiasm and always with a smile on his face - and of course his appearances on the Morecambe and Wise show brought his talent to the attention of a very wide television audience

We've certainly lost another great musician and by all accounts a very decent man Sad
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a programme on Radio 2 earlier this year about Kenny Ball that I meant to listen to but forgot.. I hope they repeat it soon..he always looked a very happy,comfortable with himself, person to me.

I read this in one of his obituaries....

He had not played with his band the Jazzmen since a concert in Chemnitz, Germany, in January, when he left hospital to make the gig.


What a trouper!!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw Kenny five or six yers ago and it was clear then that he was struggling with some of the powerful motes. Great show though.
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