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Kingsleyhk

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I'm genuinely sad to read that Tommy Whittle died 10 days ago on his 87th birthday. For me, he was the greatest of the British tenor players - and for once a home-grown jazzman got a decent obituary:

Tommy Whittle

This is the page I devoted to Tommy on my website:

http://www.kingsleyjazz.com/191159180

Please have a listen to a great artist.
 
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jazzdoh

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I'm genuinely sad to read that Tommy Whittle died 10 days ago on his 87th birthday. For me, he was the greatest of the British tenor players - and for once a home-grown jazzman got a decent obituary:

Tommy Whittle

This is the page I devoted to Tommy on my website:

http://www.kingsleyjazz.com/191159180

Please have a listen to a great artist.

Sad news,he was one of the greats,saw him years ago,superb player.
 
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Ivan

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His home town's in the news just now

RIP
 

Young Col

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Sad News. He was one of Britain's greats. I saw him in November 2010 with Karen Sharp at the Dorking, Surrey, Watermill Jazz Club and he was still blowing strong.
 

Colin the Bear

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Rip Tommy.

The polkadots link on your website has been removed and isn't working.
 

zelda

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I'm genuinely sad to read that Tommy Whittle died 10 days ago on his 87th birthday. For me, he was the greatest of the British tenor players - and for once a home-grown jazzman got a decent obituary:

Tommy Whittle

This is the page I devoted to Tommy on my website:

http://www.kingsleyjazz.com/191159180

Please have a listen to a great artist.
RIP. Looking from here at almost 65, 87's a good run.Thanks for posting. I'd never heard of him until now but you've set me off on a Tommy Whittle listening binge.
Jim
 
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Kingsleyhk

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Zelda - he was a true talent. Sadly I never got to hear him live (I haven't lived in the UK since 1977) but his recordings are truly wonderful.
 

zelda

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Zelda - he was a true talent. Sadly I never got to hear him live (I haven't lived in the UK since 1977) but his recordings are truly wonderful.
I'm still listening/watching him now. 49.51 min. - Tommy Whittle onboard Saga Pearl 2 on YouTube. Right now, with his wife, Barbara Jay, on vocals. I'm watching/listening to The Girl from Ipanema. Thanks for posting this. Gotta go, lol, they're doing Take the "A" Train!
Jim
 

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