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Herts Jazz Club – Dick Pearce with the Clark Tracey Trio
Dick Pearce – Trumpet, Elliott Sansom – Piano, Arnie Somogyi – Bass, Clark Tracey – Drums
In the 1970s, Dick was a member of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and went on to play with Graham Collier, Chris Biscoe, Mike Westbrook, Keith Tippett, Gil Evans, Al Cohn, and many others. Dick was with the Ronnie Scott Quintet for 14 years from 1980, he has played in the Peter King Quintet and leads his own Quartet. Dick is also a talented author and his autobiography ‘Dizzy Gillespie was at my Wedding: Jubilance and Woe – a Jazz Musician’s Lot’ is an excellent. Peter King has described Dick as ‘one of the most brilliant and naturally gifted trumpet players Great Britain has ever produced.’