Dave LennoxDave Lennox received formal tuition on piano and composition at the Municipal School of Music and the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin, Ireland.
Walking into a local record shop, he was introduced to Jimmy McGriff's "I got a woman" album. Jimmy and the Hammond organ made a deep impression and left a lasting legacy. After being involved with a number of bands in Dublin and writing and recording the title music for Ireland's top music show at the time, "Like Now", he moved to London.
Once in the U.K., gigs, tours, albums, radion and TV shows followed with numerous artists and bands. "I've been so privileged and lucky to play for people like Al Gree, Archie Shepp, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ginger Baker, Jay Owens, Mick Abrahams, Art Wood and so many others".
The first C.D. "Lufthalle" was written and recorded in the late 1980's but sat on the shelf for some years as Dave busied himself touring and writing for TV, but was finally released by Note Music in 2006. Best described as a "Jazz Fusion" work, it contains many influences from the era in which it was written and is an entirely solo effort.
The second and latest C.D. "Before Beyond & Blue", sees Dave joined by guitarist Winston DeLandro, Mick Eve on tenor sax and drummer Chris Sharley attempting to recreate some of the atmosphere from the Blue Note era. Driving organ grooves and lots of swing are the main components with an overall bluesy mood.
Dave currently performs with a number of London based bands, most notably the Lee Ryder Band, Richie Milton & the Lowdown and the Grapevine Blues Band.
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Before Beyond & Blue
Note Music NCD 1019 2
recorded 2008 in Great Britain
Dave Lennox, organ
Mick Eve, tenor sax
Winston De Landro, guitar
Chris Sharley, brushes
Dave Lennox, drums
Ivan Everard, guitar
"All About Jimmy", from the album "Before Beyond & Blue"
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