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Monday, August 30, 2010

Martin Drew, British jazz drummer, died of an heart attack.he was , 66

Martin Drew was an English jazz drummer who played with Ronnie Scott (1927-1996) and Oscar Peterson (1925-2007).[1]
(11 February 1944, Northampton – 29 July 2010)


He had a quintet called "Our Band" with Dick Morrissey, tenor saxophone, Jim Mullen, guitar (originally Louis Stewart), John Critchinson, piano, and Ron Mathewson, double bass.

He also had a quartet with Mornington Lockett, tenor saxophone, Gareth Williams, piano, and Laurence Cottle, electric bass.

Drew was also a member of a trio led by Eddie Thompson. He was often heard playing on BBC Radio 2's Sounds of Jazz programme in the 1970s which was introduced by Peter Clayton on Sunday evenings.

In 2000, with Mornington Lockett he formed the Celebrating The Jazz Couriers quintet, playing the music of the original Jazz Couriers, a group led by Ronnie Scott and Tubby Hayes. This new band was completed by Nigel Hitchcock, tenor saxophone, Steve Melling, piano, and Andrew Cleyndert, double bass.

The New Couriers band reformed in 2003 with Paul Morgan, double bass, Jim Hart, vibraphone, Mornington Lockett, tenor saxophone, and Steve Melling, piano.[2]


Drew died on 29 July 2010 following a heart attack.[3]

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