b. Robert T. Efford, 6 Apr 1928, London, Britain. Before learning to be a extremely accomplished reed participant, specifically on tenor saxophone, Efford performed piano and trumpet. Drifting apparently without design right into a profession in music, he performed in some minimal British isles provincial dance rings within the 40s. When among the rings, Les Ayling’s, became citizen on the Lyceum Ballroom in London, Efford discovered his way in to the regional jazz picture and in 1949 became a member of Vic Lewis’ Stan Kenton -designed music group. In the first 50s, he became a member of Ted Heath, touring the united states and getting personal acclaim on the music group’s tour-opening concert at Carnegie Hall. He still left Heath in the first 60s, thereafter mainly doing studio function which included periods under the command of going to American stars such as for example Benny Goodman and Harry Adam. In 1976 he transferred to LA where he performed in rings led by Dave Pell, Bob Florence, Costs Holman as well as the Capp-Pierce Juggernaut. In 1980 he produced his debut as head at Carmelo’s, playing a bewilderingly large range of equipment including pretty almost the complete saxophone family in addition to oboe, bassoon, flute, clarinet and cor anglais. Efford’s forte continues to be the tenor saxophone and he’s also specifically adept being a baritone saxophonist, which he has with an engagingly light build.