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Saturday, June 13, 2015

RIP Allan Browne 1944 - 2015

A monster drummer and leader in Australian jazz, Allan Browne has bowed out.
from Wikipedia -

Allan Browne
Birth nameAllan Vincent Browne
Born(1944-07-28) 28 July 1944 (age 70)
Occupation(s)Drummer, Composer
Years active1960's - Present
LabelsJazzHead, Newmarket Music
Allan Browne (28 July 1944 – 13 June 2015) is an Australia jazz drummer and composer first known for his work in the The Red Onion Jazz Band in the 1960s.[1]

Life and career

Initially self-taught, Allan spent the 1960s establishing the The Red Onion Jazz Band internationally, along with close friends Brett Iggulden and Bill Howard. He led this group through three extended European tours (including appearances at the Polish and Hungarian Jazz Festivals) in 1967,1969 and 1994. From the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s, after studying percussion with Graham Morgan, Allan worked extensively with Peter Gaudion, Geoff Kitchen, Ken Shroeder, Vince Jones, Barney Mc All, Steve Grant and Paul Grabowsky's Trio and Quintet. Simultaneously he led the contemporary jazz group Onaje, which was selected to represent Australia at the prestigious Montreal Jazz Festival in 1992. Also in demand as an accompanist, Allan has worked with over 35 International Jazz icons including Milt Jackson, Jay Mc Shann, Herb Ellis, Phil Woods, Al Cohn, Plas Johnson, Jimmy Witherspoon, Art Hodes, Barney Kessel, Urbie Green, Buddy Tate, Joe Newman, Mal.Waldren, Johnny Griffin, Scott Hamilton, Wild Bill Davidson, Urbie Green, Ronnie Scott, Charlie Bird, Ralph Sutton, Sheilah Jordan, Red Holloway, Emily Remla and Richie Cole.

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