RIP John Critchinson (1934-2017)


John Critchinson (foreground) with Dave Green
at the 2013 Herts Jazz Festival
Photo credit: Melody McLaren


The sad news is just out of the passing of pianist John Critchinson earlier today at the age of 82. It was less than 48 hours after a benefit night was held for him at the 606, in advance of which Jacqui Hicks wrote this appreciation, which now serves as a tribute to a universally liked, gentle man and a superbly melodic pianist who graced bands from being a fixture at Ronnie Scott's to Morrissey Mullen. Biography. In sadness.

 

1 comment:

  1. A huge loss to British jazz. Such a shame that he was too ill to attend the benefit gig on Wednesday night when he would have seen and heard so many heartfelt tributes from those he mentored and played alongside. Rest in Peace Critch.

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