Tony Kinsey

Born 11 October 1927
Tony Kinsey
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1927-10-11
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Tony Kinsey

Tony Kinsey Biography (Wikipedia)

Cyril Anthony Kinsey (born 11 October 1927) is an English jazz drummer and composer.

Kinsey was born in Sutton Coldfield. He held jobs on trans-Atlantic ships while young, studying while at port with Bill West in New York City and with local musician Tommy Webster in Birmingham. He had a close association with Ronnie Ball early in his life; the two even had a double wedding together. Kinsey led his own ensemble at the Flamingo Club in London through the 1950s, and recorded on more than 80 sessions between 1950 and 1977, including with Tubby Hayes, Bill Le Sage, Ronnie Scott, Johnny Dankworth, Tommy Whittle, Joe Harriott, Lena Horne, Frank Holder, Ella Fitzgerald, Ben Webster, Clark Terry, Harry Edison, Buddy DeFranco, Billie Holiday, Oscar Peterson, and Sarah Vaughan. He performed at European jazz festivals both as a drummer and as a poet. He did some work as a session musician in the 1950s and 1960s, playing on records by Eddie Calvert, Cliff Richard, and Ronnie Aldrich.

Resident at the Florida Club, Leicester Square, in the 1950s.

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Tonight I write sadly
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Tonight I write sadly

Tonight I write sadly

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Red Bird Jazz
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Henley Ho!
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Henley Ho!
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Portrait
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Portrait
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Harlem Jump
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Harlem Jump
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Satin Doll
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Satin Doll
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Weber The Great
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Weber The Great
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Bass Man
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Bass Man
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Light Manufacturing
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Light Manufacturing
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I can't believe that you're in love with me
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I can't believe that you're in love with me
Bill Le Sage
Nice Work if You Can Get It
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Nice Work if You Can Get It
Sammy Stokes, Tony Kinsey, Joe Harriott & Bill Le Sage
It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing
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It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing

It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing

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Sammy Stokes, Tony Kinsey, Joe Harriott & Bill Le Sage
Tony Kinsey
Bass Time / Sometimes it's Like You're Dead
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Bass Time / Sometimes it's Like You're Dead
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Moon Clouds / Steep Gloom Among Pine Trees
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Moon Clouds / Steep Gloom Among Pine Trees
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Blue Shoes / Lithe Girl Brown Girl
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Blue Shoes / Lithe Girl Brown Girl
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