"John Dankworth, who died on February 6 aged 82, was a pioneer of modern jazz in Britain, a leading composer of film music, a tireless champion of musical education, regardless of genre, and a superb instrumentalist in his own right. "
John was also married to Cleo Laine - a great singer
Dudley Moore also played piano in John's big band leaving in 1960. That band with Dudley was wonderful.
I was at the club the night Duke Ellington visited - Wow.