Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom (1929 – 2016)
Joseph "Joe" Temperley (Lochgelly, Scotland, 20 September 1929 – 11 May 2016) was a Scottish jazz saxophonist. He has performed on various instruments, but is most associated with the baritone saxophone, the soprano saxophone, and bass clarinet.
Temperley played his first saxophone aged 14 in his Fife home town Lochgelly. Six months later, he got his first job at the Glasgow-based Tommy Sampson's Orchestra, having previously played in local dance bands. He initially achieved prominence in the United Kingdom as a… read more
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