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Lazy Ade Monsborough

Among the best Australian musicians mixed up in trad jazz motion, Lazy Ade Monsborough was a significant force and a favorite figure for many years in his local country. A flexible multi-instrumentalist who mainly performed clarinet and alto, Monsborough was also a good trumpeter and trombonist. Monsborough researched piano 1st before taking on reeds, valve trombone, trumpet as well as recorder. He fulfilled pianist Graeme Bell in early stages and was section of his important band frequently during 1944-52. Monsborough produced many recordings with Bell’s freewheeling music group (with whom he toured European countries and Czechoslovakia) and got occasional possibilities to business lead his own schedules. Furthermore to using groupings led by Roger Bell, Dave Dallwitz, Len Barnard and Frank Traynor, Ade Monsborough going his own rings (that have been called his Later Hour Children), documenting prolifically for Swaggie through 1971. He retired from fulltime playing in the 1970’s.

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