Remembering Andy Hamilton


Andy Hamilton (left) and Scott Hamilton

Andy Hamilton, a sensational jazz sax player, passed away on June 3 at the age of 94.  Originally from Jamaica, he stowed away on a banana boat and travelled to the UK.  He paid his dues ( a 14 day jail term for this transgression) and left jail to pursue his music.  This guy was the real deal as you will hear in the 2 clips I have inserted here.  Wow, wow, wow!!!!

Here he is playing his song, “Orocabessa” in 2007 at the age of 89.

About John

I enjoy travel, sports, music and anything else that jumps up at me for the moment, which is why I blog. There will be lots of music and travel posts and a smattering of sports and humour. I enjoy promoting Canada and am unabashedly a proud Canuck.

Posted on November 2, 2012, in Jazz, Live Music, Remembering and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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