Bobby Orr

Born 15 August 1928
Bobby Orr
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1928-08-15
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Bobby Orr

Bobby Orr Biography (Wikipedia)

Bobby Orr (born 15 August 1928, Cambuslang, Scotland) is a jazz drummer and session musician. He began playing drums at the age of three, encouraged by his father, a drum Major. In 1954 Orr also played the trumpet, as a member of Basil Kirchin's band however he had difficulties with his embouchure and returned to the drums.

In the 1950s and 1960s, he was a fixture on the London jazz scene, principally as a founder member of Joe Harriott's quintet (which he left and subsequently rejoined) and for Tubby Hayes and Shake Keane. He also served as a house drummer at Ronnie Scott's Club, backing top American visitors such as Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Milt Jackson, and Dizzy Gillespie.

In 1970 Orr toured Europe with Benny Goodman. Unusually for Goodman this tour consisted entirely of British big band musicians with the exceptions of guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli and trombone player Nat Peck. Later in the decade he also toured with Billy Eckstine and Sammy Davis Jr., as well as Tommy Whittle and Don Lusher.

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Joe Harriott
Senor Blues
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Senor Blues
Joe Harriott
Modal
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Modal

Modal

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Joe Harriott
Joe Harriott
Liggin'
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Liggin'
Bobby Orr
It's Alright With Me
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It's Alright With Me
Bobby Orr
Revival
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Revival
Brian Dee, Tommy Whittle, Len Skeat & Bobby Orr
Laura
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Laura

Laura

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Brian Dee, Tommy Whittle, Len Skeat & Bobby Orr
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