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date: 22 October 2019

Christie, Lyn(don Van) locked

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(b Sydney, Aug 3, 1928). Australian double bass player . His father was a saxophonist who served as mayor of Christchurch, New Zealand, and president of New Zealand’s musicians’ union; other members of his family were musical as well. Christie studied medicine at Otago University (BM 1957). Later, while practicing professionally in Sydney (from 1961), he led his own groups and recorded with Errol Buddle (1963) and Judy Bailey (1964). After moving to New York in 1965 he became chief resident at Yonkers General Hospital. He studied with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra double bass player Homer Mensch (1968–9) and played in symphony orchestras, though he also worked with Mike Mainieri (recording with him in 1967), Jaki Byard, Paul Winter, Chet Baker, Ahmad Jamal, and many others. In the 1970s he toured and recorded with Toshiko Akiyoshi (1971), toured Germany with Attila Zoller (...

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