Death of great British sax, 80

Peter King died at the weekend after a long illness.

Peter played at the opening of Ronnie Scott’s in 1959 and was never out of work after that.

He worked with Ray Charles, Annie Ross, Stan Tracey…

In 2005, he made a Bartok-influenced album with the Lyric String Quartet, funded by BBC Radio 3.  That same year he was named BBC Musician of the Year.

 

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