Wikipedia : This day (March 18, 1964), in London, England, is born Courtney Pine, an English saxophone , flute, clarinet, bass clarinet and keyboards player.
Official Site : The saxophonist heads a new generation of exciting and innovative musicians who have chosen to turn their talents to the demanding requirements of jazz music, in all its shapes and forms.
@last.fm : Pine told Down Beat that his nontraditional, eclectic approach was largely influenced by early exposure to renegade saxophonist Sonny Rollins. “If I’d heard Charlie Parker first, I might have felt alienated,” he said. “But Sonny Rollins was playing something I could understand: calypso! He was like my uncle! That sucked me into the music completely!”
@Discogs : Awarded an OBE for his outstanding contribution to British music, he has been a leading light since the early 80’s.
Audio : The Jazzstep . Children Of The Ghetto . Sister Soul . The 37th Chamber . I’ve Known Rivers . Bless the Weather . Brotherman . Keep It Real . My Father’s Place . Children Of The Sun .
Video : Liamuiga (Cook Up) (2012) . Capstone Theatre, Liverpool (2011) . At The Skywards Dubai (2008) . The Hague Jazz (2010) . w/ Manu Dibango – Aye Africa (2004) . w/ Gary Wilmot – Old Man River (1994) . Summertime (1994) .