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Philip Nanton

Nickname of Ellsworth McGranahan Keane (1927–1997), internationally established jazz flugelhorn player born into a family of musicians in St Vincent. His nickname derived from his great love of Shakespeare and literature in general. He established a reputation locally as a trumpeter but it was after he emigrated to England in 1952 that he began to consider himself as a jazz musician. In the 1960s he became one of a select band of musicians who, because of the clarity and quality of his playing, was rarely out of work. He played with the Joe Harriott Quintet, the Michael Garrick Quintet, and later, in a move to Germany, with bands led by Kurt Edel Hagen, Francy Boland, and Kenny Clarke.

But poetry was equally his passion. L'Oubli, his first collection, was published in 1950 when he was 23 years old, followed by Ixion in 1952 ...


Barbara Bonous-Smit

progressive jazz and classical trumpet and flugelhorn player, composer, conductor, and teacher, was born in Toronto, Ontario, the son of bandleader and saxophonist Archie Stone. His father conducted the Casino Theatre Orchestra in Toronto (1936–1960).

Stone began studies on the flugelhorn when he was twelve years old. Between 1950 and 1955, he studied the trumpet with Donald Reinhardt in Philadelphia. By age sixteen he studied with Benny Louis and performed in dance bands in Toronto. He also played jazz and classical works with Canadian Broadcasting Company orchestras. His composition studies were with the noted Canadian jazz arranger and composer Gordon Delamont (1955–1960) and the eminent Canadian atonal music composer John Weinzweig (1960–1962).

Stone received his B Mus from Metropolitan College in London Canada He felt at home not only performing and composing for jazz bands but also with ...