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  • Oceans of Purple

    Jun 2016 • 1 song

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    b. 12 October 1976, Vienna, Austria. The son of exiled Kenyan peace campaigner Professor Washington Okumu, David and his family relocated to the UK when he was 10 years old. He had begun taking an interest in music, first wanting to play trumpet but instead took up the guitar. Although he did not think he could play jazz, he attended a school where John Parricelli was a visiting teacher and began moving into the genre. He met drummer Tom Skinner and bass player Tom Herbert, both of whom were to become close musical companions and collaborators of the future. After studying Fre...
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