Oral history of jazz in Britain

Day, Terry. (1 of 7). Oral history of jazz in Britain

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    People Band, Day, Terry,. 1940-

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    Terry Day's home, North London, UK

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    Day, Terry, 1940- (speaker, male)

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    Clark, Christopher, 1952- (speaker, male)

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    Clark, Christopher, 1952-

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    Part 1. Born 17th Oct 1940. Considers himself an improviser with background in jazz. Empathy for jazz and (in 1970s) interest in rock and roll. Spontaneous composer and drummer. The jazz scene in Ilford. Also active as a painter and poet. Father and one brother (Pat) were also drummers. Attended art school ca. 1958. Formed trio with Russell Hardy (p) and Terry Holman (b). The 'spirit' of improvisation. 'Continuous music' and music as a dialogue. Approach to group improvisation. Refusal of elitist notions of musicianship. Family background in Dagenham/Herts. Graham Bond. Popular dance music in the 1950s. Pub and sports club gigs. Intuitive approach to music.

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