Jazz musician great – Joe Temperley dies

One of the most respected jazz saxophonists in the world, Joe Temperley, from Lochgelly in Fife, passed away on Wednesday, 11 May 2016.

He left Scotland for London in the 1950s and played in Humphrey Lyttelton’s band before moving to North America in the 1960s.

Temperley, who started playing the sax when he was 14, took the baritone chair in the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

In recent years he had been a long-serving member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, under Wynton Marsalis.

Some of Joe’s great playing can be seen and heard here.
Celebrating Joe Temperley in Concert

Alabama – Joe Temperley

Jazz legend returns to home town March 2015

There are plenty more videos on youtube and other outlets to hear Joe.