The trombone player Chris Barber died at the age of 90. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Notable as both a jazz trombonist and a bandleader, Barber was perhaps most famous for his 1959 hit “Petite Fleur.” Over the course of his multi-decade career, he recorded numerous live and studio albums with his Chris Barber Jazz Band.
From 1959 until 1983, he was married to the Northern Irish-born blues vocalist Ottilie Patterson.
How did Chris Barber die?
He died peacefully in his sleep after suffering with dementia. “We will never see his like again.” Lyricist Sir Tim Rice also paid tribute, acknowledging Barber’s “formidable influence” and calling him a “star player”.
We play happy music, and we make people happy. That’s why they like us.Chris Barber
Here in England we live at a slower pace, have more time to enjoy things – like good jazz.Chris Barber
Jazz of the sort we play is a happy, extroverted music. You don’t have to think about it too much.Chris Barber
In America, life is introverted, self-absorbed – and so is their music.Chris Barber
A frisky spirit makes my trombone sing.Chris Barber