Len Skeat

The Guardian

Len Skeat obituary

Len Skeat, my friend and colleague of 35 years, who has died aged 84 of heart failure, was one of Britain’s great jazz double bassists. Affectionately known as “the Time Lord” for his mastery of the “three musical Ts” of time, tone and taste, he had a career spanning more than 50 years in the highest circles of British, European and American performance. His work was regularly compared to that of his close friend the eminent bassist Ray Brown, whose major partnership was with the jazz pianist Oscar Peterson and whose own career in American jazz spanned more than half a century.
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