Len Skeat

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Len Skeat (born 9 February 1937) is an English jazz double-bassist.[1] He was born in east London, England, who worked with the Ted Heath band.[1] During the 1970s, he was in demand and almost resident at the Pizza Express[1] and Pizza on the Park Jazz Clubs in London. He was a member of the band Velvet.

Skeat recorded with Mel Tormé, Ben Webster, Billy Eckstine, Lionel Hampton, Scott Hamilton, Helen Merrill, Lou Rawls, Harry Edison, Denny Wright, Digby Fairweather, Spike Robinson, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Stéphane Grappelli,[2] Dick Morrissey, Bill Watrous, and Randy Sandke. He was also a member of the Eddie Thompson Trio and Charly Antolini's Jazz Power.


With Charly Antolini

With Spike Robinson

  • 1984 Spike Robinson-Eddie Thompson Trip/At Chesters Volumes 1 & 2 (Hep)
  • 1986 In Town with Elaine Delmar (Hep)
  • 1987 The Gershwin Collection (Hep)

With Bill Watrous

  • 1982 Bill Watrous in London


  1. ^ a b c Colin Larkin, ed. (2002). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Fifties Music (Third ed.). Virgin Books. p. 400. ISBN 1-85227-937-0.
  2. ^ Carr, Ian; Fairweather, Digby; Priestley, Brian. The Rough Guide to Jazz (3rd ed.). Rough Guides. ISBN 978-1-84353-256-9.