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date: 22 October 2019

Beckett, Harry [Harold Winston ]locked

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[Harold Winston ]

(b St. Michael Parish, Barbados, May 30, 1935; d London, July 22, 2010). Barbadian trumpeter and flugelhorn player. He learned music in a Salvation Army band, starting on cornet and then taking up all of the other principal brass instruments. He moved to Britain in 1954 and the following year played with Jiver Hutchinson. In 1961 he joined Graham Collier’s group, with which he remained until about 1977. He appeared and played in the film All Night Long (1961) with Charles Mingus, and worked with Mike Westbrook’s orchestra and with the Brotherhood of Breath. He also performed with many British big bands, including those of Neil Ardley, Mike Gibbs, and John Warren, in the London Jazz Composers Orchestra, and in the small groups led by Mike Osborne (recording in 1970), Tony Oxley, John Surman, and the guitarist Ray Russell. From 1975 he worked principally with Stan Tracey’s octet, various groups led by Elton Dean, and Dudu Pukwana’s group Zila, with which he toured Europe in ...

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