Dave Quincy

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Quincy in 1970

David Quincy (born 13 September 1939, Battle, Sussex), better known as Dave Quincy (and also billed as Dave Quincey), is an English saxophonist and composer who was a founder-member of British jazz-rock bands If and Zzebra.

Before joining If, Quincy had played in the early 1960s with Jet Harris,[1][2] and with Chris Farlowe and the Thunderbirds from August 1965 to February 1967 where he played with Dave Greenslade (who would also later briefly join If when their first line-up split, before going on to form his own group). Quincy then recorded two albums with Manfred Mann Chapter Three before recording for JJ Jackson, where he met up with Dick Morrissey and Terry Smith, with whom he would form If.[3] When If broke up, Quincy went on to become a founder-member of Zzebra, with Terry Smith. Repertoire Records now release all the If recordings in their catalogue, and in 2014 released Groovicity, a recent recording by a quartet led by Quincy. In 2016, the label released If 5, being a record by a reformed version of If, led by original members Dave Quincy and Terry Smith.[4]


Quincy (far left) as part of the band If in 1970

With Manfred Mann[edit]

  • 1969: Chapter Three - Manfred Mann's Chapter Three
  • 1970: Chapter Three Vol. 2 - Manfred Mann's Chapter Three

With If[edit]

With Zzebra[edit]

  • 1974: Zzebra
  • 1975: Panic (Polydor)
  • 1975: Take It Or Leave It
  • 2001: Lost World (recorded live in 1975)

As sideman[edit]


With Groovicity[edit]


  1. ^ Live Music History Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  2. ^ Chris Welch (1997) Linernotes for "Europe '72". Repertoire REP 4653-WY Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  3. ^ Index of Classic Rock Bands: "Manfred Mann" Archived 2013-07-20 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  4. ^ Particulars of If 5; Repertoire Records. Retrieved 2017-08-26.
  5. ^ "If | Album Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 16 December 2020.