Peter King (saxophonist)

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Peter John King (11 August 1940 – 23 August 2020) was an English jazz saxophonist, composer, and clarinetist. He was born in Kingston upon Thames, England. His career began in 1959.

He also played in small groups with musicians such as Philly Joe Jones, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Red Rodney, Hampton Hawes, Nat Adderley, Al Haig, John Burch, Bill Watrous, and Dick Morrissey.

In 2005 he recorded the album Janus[1] with the Lyric String Quartet.

King made appearances on albums by the pop group Everything But The Girl and on North Marine Drive by Ben Watt, who was a member of the group.

King died on 23 August 2020, aged 80.[2]

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