Allan Ganley

Born 11 March 1931. Died 29 March 2008
Allan Ganley
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1931-03-11
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Allan Ganley

Allan Ganley Biography (Wikipedia)

Allan Anthony Ganley (11 March 1931 – 29 March 2008) was an English jazz drummer and arranger, who worked with many prominent musicians.

Ganley was born in Tolworth, Surrey. A self-taught drummer, in the early 1950s Ganley played in the dance band led by Bert Ambrose. In 1953 he came to prominence as a member of Johnny Dankworth's band, then the most popular modern jazz group in the UK. Also in the 1950s, he worked with pianist Derek Smith, Dizzy Reece, clarinettist Vic Ash, Ronnie Scott and several visiting American musicians. Towards the end of the decade he was co-leader with Ronnie Ross of a small group known as the Jazzmakers.

In the early 1960s, Ganley often worked with Tubby Hayes, playing with his small groups and the occasionally assembled big band. As house drummer at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club he played with numerous leading American jazz players, including Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Jim Hall, Freddie Hubbard and Rahsaan Roland Kirk. In the early 1970s he took time out to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, then returned to the UK to form and lead a big band, which he maintained sporadically for the next 10 years.

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The Country Squire
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The Country Squire
Philip Green
All Night Long (1961): Overture
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All Night Long (1961): Overture
Brian Lemon
I've got the world on a string
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I've got the world on a string
Scott Hamilton
Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
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Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
Dave Brubeck
Blue Shadows In The Street
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Blue Shadows In The Street
Jimmy McKenzie, Keith Christie, Jazz Today Unit, Jazz Today Unit, Geoff Taylor, Ken Moule, Dave Shephard, Joe Temperley, Lennie Bush, Allan Ganley, Ken Sykora, Jimmy Walker & George Chisholm
Swingin' The Blues
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Swingin' The Blues

Swingin' The Blues

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Jimmy McKenzie
Keith Christie
Jazz Today Unit
Geoff Taylor
Ken Moule
Dave Shephard
Joe Temperley
Lennie Bush
Ken Sykora
Jimmy Walker
George Chisholm
Composer
Jazz Today Unit
Fred Hunt
I'm In The Market For You
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I'm In The Market For You

I'm In The Market For You

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Fred Hunt
Dickie Hawdon
Dave Stevens
Archie Semple
Archie Semple
Billy Reid
Composer
Archie Semple & Fred Hunt
Mary Lou Williams
Perdido
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Perdido

Perdido

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Mary Lou Williams
Allan Ganley
It's A Wonderful World
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It's A Wonderful World
Cleo Laine
Dunsinane blues (After Macbeth)
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Dunsinane blues (After Macbeth)
Dave Green, Brian Lemon & Allan Ganley
Autumn in New York
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Autumn in New York

Autumn in New York

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Dave Green, Brian Lemon & Allan Ganley
Allan Ganley
June Time
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June Time
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