Sandy and Coops


Yes, the picture quality is dreadful. But this cutting, from the archive of the late Ian Howarth, who played drums with the Alan Cooper Trio, is of great historic interest and shows Coops (on the left) with fellow clarinettist Sandy Brown in 1961. According to Ian's annotation the occasion was a Melody Maker party where Coops had won the poll for top UK jazz clarinettist.

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