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Obit: UK Drummer Alan Ganley (March 2008)

05 Apr 08 - 10:45 AM (#2307426)
Subject: Obit: Obit Alan Ganley
From: Flash Company

Joined the great Jazz Band in the sky last week.
The real UK king of drums, able to play in any company from Dankworth, Ronnie Scott and Tubby Hayes to Dixieland. Played on the Stephan Grapelli/ Menuhin sessions.

FC


05 Apr 08 - 01:18 PM (#2307573)
Subject: RE: Obit: Obit Alan Ganley
From: GUEST,Ray

Sad news - always looked more like a woodwork teacher than a drummer - and a talented composer/arranger too.


06 Apr 08 - 03:24 AM (#2308036)
Subject: RE: Obit: UK Drummer Alan Ganley (March 2008)
From: Roger the Skiffler

Alan was a regular at the Sunday sessions at Jagz in Ascot, backing everyone in sight. I remember him from Dankworth days. Sad news.

Looks like no-one has told Jagz yet!:
Jagz

RtS


06 Apr 08 - 10:39 AM (#2308238)
Subject: RE: Obit: UK Drummer Alan Ganley (March 2008)
From: Flash Company

Ray, I see what you mean, he did look very normal for a jazz drummer.
Apparently once collaborated with another of my favourite men, Benny Green, on a song writing project, and, asked to suggest a joint working name, came up with Gan-green!

FC