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Ade Monsbourgh

b. Adrian Herbert Monsbourgh, 17 Feb 1917, Echuca, Victoria, Australia, d. 13 July 2006, Australia. During youth and his early teenagers Monsbourgh used an array of equipment, including piano, brass and many reeds, notably the alto saxophone. It had been on clarinet and saxophones that he became most widely known, especially through the a long time he spent in Graeme Bell’s music group in the 30s and 40s. With Bell, and afterwards being a freelance, he performed in Europe, going to England on several occasions to try out with fellow spirits through the trad jazz increase from the 50s. In London in 1951 he documented a small number of edges, leading a music group that included Bell and Humphrey Lyttelton. In his homeland he used numerous other rings, and for nearly 30 years frequently formed his very own rings for concerts, membership dates and documenting periods. During his lengthy and highly energetic profession ‘Lazy Ade’ caused a lot of Australia’s greatest jazzmen, included in this Bob and Len Barnard and Dave Dallwitz. A energetic participant with an participating convenience of creating musical surprises (for instance playing the recorder within a jazzy framework), Monsbourgh produced an inestimable contribution to traditional jazz in Australia.

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