Tony Archer (musician)

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Tony Archer
Birth nameAnthony John Archer
Born (1938-07-14) 14 July 1938 (age 81)
Dulwich, London, England
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Double bass
Years active1961-Present
Associated acts Tony Lee Trio

Anthony John Archer (born 14 July 1938, Dulwich, London) is an English jazz double-bassist.

Archer studied cello as a schoolboy before settling on upright bass. He joined Don Rendell's group in 1961, then with Roy Budd and Eddie Thompson before beginning work with Tony Lee, with whom he would collaborate for many years as part of Lee's trio, particularly at The Bull's Head public house and music venue in Barnes, South West London as well as Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club. He later played with Brian Lemon, Sandy Brown, Harold McNair, John Dankworth, and in the Best of British Jazz group with Kenny Baker and Don Lusher. Archer continued to work with Lee nearly until Lee's death in 2004. [1]

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References

  1. Tony Archer Biography www.allmusic.com