The winning line-up at the 1969 Montreux Jazz Festival (l-r) John Taylor, Kenny Wheeler, Harry Miller, Alan Skidmore and Tony Oxley
Playing with Elvin Jones’ Jazz Machine
Chilling with Elvin
SOS taking a break
SOH – Ali Haurand, Tony Oxley, Alan Skidmore
Sonny Rollins left his exhortation to keep blowing to Alan and his dad Jimmy on a menu at Ronnie Scott’s in 1965.
Twenty years later Sonny Rollins wanted a selfie with Alan, his wife Kay and daughter Alice.
Alan was honoured to share the bill with many of John Coltrane’s regulars in 1987.
He also played in 2017 at a concert marking 50 years since Coltrane’s passing.
Alan playing in 2017 – photograph by Graham Mullett