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One of Britain's most highly respected mainstream saxophonists, Whittle has played with most of the U.K.'s finest, including Ronnie Scott, Ted Heath, Kenny Wheeler, and Joe Temperley. Whittle began playing the clarinet at age 12 and switched to tenor saxophone a year later. He worked with Johnny Claes, Lew Stone, Harry Hayes, and Carl Barriteau in the mid '40s. He joined Heath's swing band in 1946 and stayed through 1952. He worked with the BBC Show Band in the '50s, and also le... Read more

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