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Alan Skidmore

Alan Skidmore
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Alan Skidmore (born Alan Richard James Skidmore, 21 April 1942, London) is a tenor saxophonist of jazz and blues music, son of the saxophonist Jimmy Skidmore. Skidmore began his professional career at 16 and early in his career toured with comedian Tony Hancock. In the mid to late 60s he worked with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and Ronnie Scott's group. In the 70s, he was part of Keith Tippett's jazz fusion bigband project Centipede and worked – among others – with Soft Machine, The Nice, Graham Collier, Brotherhood of Breath, Mike Gibbs, Elton Dean, Kate Bush and Curved Air. He has since played with many other musicians in blues and jazz, including Chick Corea, Alexis Korner, Georgie Fame, and the Van Morrison band.
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Danny Thompson & Whatever — Elemental Danny Thompson & Whatever — Elemental
(Island Records Antilles ANCD 8753, 1990, CD)
Kate Bush — The Kick Inside Kate Bush — The Kick Inside
(EMI EMC 3223, 1978, LP)
Volker Kriegel & Mild Maniac Orchestra — Octember Variations Volker Kriegel & Mild Maniac Orchestra — Octember Variations
(MPS 06025 2746126, 1977/2011, CD)
Elton Dean / Alan Skidmore / Chris Laurence / John Marshall — El Skid Elton Dean / Alan Skidmore / Chris Laurence / John Marshall — El Skid
(Voiceprint VP230CD, 1977/2001, CD)
Curved Air — Airborne Curved Air — Airborne
(Repertoire REP 5248, 1976/2011, CD)
Mike Gibbs —  Directs the Only Chrome-Waterfall Orchestra Mike Gibbs — Directs the Only Chrome-Waterfall Orchestra
(BGO CD273, 1975/1995, CD)
Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath — Bremen to Bridgwater Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath — Bremen to Bridgwater
(Cuneiform Rune 182/183, 1975/2004, 2CD)
S.O.S. — Looking for the Next One S.O.S. — Looking for the Next One
(Cuneiform Rune 360/361, 1975/2013, 2CD)
Bryan Ferry — Another Time, Another Place Bryan Ferry — Another Time, Another Place
(Island Records LPS 9284, 1974, LP)
S.O.S. — Skidmore-Osborne-Surman S.O.S. — Skidmore-Osborne-Surman
(Ogun OGCD 019, 1974/2006, CD)
Soft Machine — Fourth / Fifth Soft Machine — Fourth / Fifth
(Columbia 493341 2, 1972/1999, CD)
Volker Kriegel — Inside: Missing Link Volker Kriegel — Inside: Missing Link
(MPS 06025 2714857, 1972/2011, 2CD)
The Mike Gibbs Band — Just Ahead The Mike Gibbs Band — Just Ahead
(BGO 679, 1972/2005, 2CD)
Graham Collier —  Down Another Road / Songs for My Father / Mosaics Graham Collier — Down Another Road / Songs for My Father / Mosaics
(BGO BGOCD767, 1971/2007, 2CD)
Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath — Brotherhood Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath — Brotherhood
(Fledg'ling Records FLED 3063, 1971/2006, CD)
Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath — Eclipse at Dawn Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath — Eclipse at Dawn
(Cuneiform Rune 262, 1971/2008, CD)
Michael Gibbs — Tanglewood 63 Michael Gibbs — Tanglewood 63
(Deram 844 906-2, 1971/1999, CD)
Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath — Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath — Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath
(Fledg'ling Records FLED 3062, 1970/2006, CD)
John Surman — How Many Clouds Can You See? John Surman — How Many Clouds Can You See?
(Deram SML-R 1045, 1970, LP)
Michael Gibbs — Michael Gibbs Michael Gibbs — Michael Gibbs
(Deram 844 907-2, 1970/1999, CD)
Graham Collier Music — Songs for My Father Graham Collier Music — Songs for My Father
(Fontana 6309 006, 1970, LP)
John Surman — Flashpoint: NDR Jazz Workshop - April '69 John Surman — Flashpoint: NDR Jazz Workshop - April '69
(Cuneiform Rune 315/316, 1969/2011, CD+DVD)

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