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Duncan Lamont

Born in Greenock, Scotland. Played trumpet with Kenny Graham's Afro Cubists changed to tenor sax became a jazz studio player. Played with almost everyone in show business. He has worked (often as a featured soloist) with Henry Mancini, Robert Farnon, Benny Goodman, Gil Evans, Bill Holman, Nelson Riddle, Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Bing Crosby, Count Basie, Fred Astaire, Benny Carter, Mel Torme, Paul McCartney

The Songs of Duncan Lamont

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Told You So, Pretty People, Stark Reality, There Ain't Nothin' Like the Blues and A Great Day in Harlem.

NEWS: RECORDING

Lamont Lament: London with Love

Lamont Lament: London with Love

Back in April, I posted about Duncan Lamont, a wonderful British saxophonist who was an elegant songwriter. He composed a song a day well into his 80s. A majority of them were wonderful and beautifully crafted. His best known is probably Pretty People, which is now a standard and has been recorded by dozens of vocalists. ...

ARTICLE: THE JAZZ LIFE

Scenes From a Life in Jazz, Part 2: Life on the Road

Read "Scenes From a Life in Jazz, Part 2: Life on the Road" reviewed by Duncan Lamont

Part 1 | Part 2 Duncan Lamont was one of the UK's musical treasures. He passed away unexpectedly, a couple of days before his upcoming 88th birthday on July 4th, 2019, having done a gig at the 606 Club in London the night before. I'd known and admired who he was for years and ...

ARTICLE: THE JAZZ LIFE

Scenes from a life in Jazz

Read "Scenes from a life in Jazz" reviewed by Duncan Lamont

Part 1 | Part 2 About the author Duncan Lamont is one of the UK's musical treasures. I've known who he is for years, but finally through a friend, got to meet and play with him only this year (2018) at The Pizza Express in Soho, London. Sammy Cahn, the legendary lyricist, said about ...

As If By Magic

Label: Jellymould Jazz
Released: 2016
Track listing: Mr Benn; As If By Magic…; The Dragon’s Tale; Coming Home; The Balloonist; 52 Festive Road; The Sea Monster; Don’t Forget The Dragon.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Duncan Lamont Big Band: As If By Magic

Read "As If By Magic" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Mention Mr Benn to people who were young children (or university students) in early 1970s Britain. They may well smile ruefully, develop a far-away look in their eyes and mutter something about things having been much better back then. Nostalgia is a wonderful feeling. At least some of that warm feel-good glow can be put down ...

Wipe Out

Label: Warmday Records
Released: 1984

Gut Reaction!

Label: Warmday Records
Released: 1982


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