Jazz pianist and film score composer who formed the Roy Budd Trio early in his career. He was ranked the best pianist five years straight in a UK jazz poll.
He made his concert debut in 1953 at the London Coliseum and four years later appeared on Carroll Levis's radio show.
He composed scores for films such as Get Carter and The Wild Geese.
He was married to
He composed the score for the film Paper Tiger, starring David Niven.