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date: 05 December 2019

Temperley, Joe [Joseph]locked

  • Digby Fairweather
  • , revised by Barry Kernfeld

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[Joseph]

(b Cowdenbeath, Scotland, Sept 20, 1929; d New York, May 11, 2016). Scottish baritone saxophonist. He first learned cornet and then alto saxophone, but after taking up the tenor instrument (around 1945) he joined Harry Parry (1949), with whom he recorded and toured the Middle East. Later he performed and recorded with Jack Parnell (autumn 1952 – March 1954) and Tony Crombie (October 1954 – March 1955) and worked with Dizzy Reece (1954) and lesser-known groups, including his own. After playing with Carl Barriteau (spring 1955) he took up baritone saxophone to join Tommy Whittle (autumn 1955). He recorded with Jazz Unit Today and George Chisholm (both 1956) and worked with the saxophonist Oscar Rabin (1956) and Phil Seamen’s quintet (1957), but first achieved national prominence as a member of Humphrey Lyttelton’s band (1958–65...

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