Ian Carr

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Birthday
21, 1933
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Feb 25, 2009 (75)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
21, 1933
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Feb 25, 2009 (75)

About

Award-winning trumpet player and composer. He recorded numerous albums with his Rendell–Carr Quintet, as well as with the Nucleus jazz/rock group.

Before Fame

He taught himself how to play the trumpet when he was seventeen years old. He went on to study education and literature at Newcastle University.

Trivia

As a session musician for numerous artists and bands, he played the flugelhorn as well as the trumpet.

Family Life

His younger brother, Mike Carr, also had a career as a musician.

Associated With

Carr wrote about jazz at length and penned a biography of Miles Davis.