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Tommy Whittle

ts, sax, 1926-2013 GB, Falkirk (council area)
Musician of Jazz and Pop
A.k.a. Thomas Whittle Virgil Nameless

Scottish jazz saxophonist (tenor). Born: 13th October 1926 in Grangemouth, Stirling, Scotland Died: 13th October 2013 Husband of singer Barbara Jay and father of pianist Sean Whittle. Tommy worked with Ronnie Scott, Ted Heath (1947-52), Kenny Wheeler, Joe Temperley, Johnny Claes, Lew Stone, Harry Hayes, Carl Barriteau, Jack Parnell and others. Led The Pizza Express All-Stars.

  • Tenor sax
  • Saxophone
  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
  • R&B/Soul
  • Rock
Popular Tracks   
I'm Beginning to See the Light on The Tony Kinsey Collection 1953-61 Vol. 1 by Tony Kinsey
New Horizons on Whittle Blue by Tommy Whittle
Gospel Singers on Don Lusher Big Band by The Don Lusher Big Band & Don Lusher
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps on British Saxophone by Tommy Whittle
Deep Purple on Tommy Whittle's Studio Recordings, Volume One, Waxing with Whittle by Tommy Whittle
Wit's End on Jazz in Britain by Various Artists
Heard and Seen on Whittle Blue by Tommy Whittle
Howl on Whittle Blue by Tommy Whittle
Deep Purple on The Tony Kinsey Collection 1953-61 Vol. 1 by Tony Kinsey
(I Don't Stand) a Ghost of Chance [With You] on Tommy Whittles Studio Recordings, Vol. 2, More Waxing with Whittle by The Tommy Whittle Quintet & Tommy Whittle

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Band Members
Title Artist Year Type
Live At The HopbineTubby Hayes Featuring Tommy Whittle2005Album
Grace NotesTommy Whittle2003Album
Straight EightTommy Whittle, Alan Barnes, Mick Pyne, Alan Jackson, Alec Dankworth1986Album
Zoot's Suite / I Can't Give You Anything But Love, BabyThe Tony Kinsey Trio With Tommy Whittle / The Jazz Today Unit1954Single
Waxing With WhittleTommy Whittle With The Tony Kinsey Trio1954Album
Easy Listening With Tommy Whittle And His FriendsTommy Whittle And His FriendsAlbum
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