Harry Beckett

Harry Beckett (May 30, 1935 — July 22, 2010) was a U.K.-based jazz trumpeter originally from the island of Barbados in the Lesser Antilles. During the late 1960s, he juggled England’s post-bop and jazz-rock camps with appearances on albums by Graham Collier, John Surman, Ray Russell, Jack Bruce, and Keef Hartley. In 1970, he made his debut as a bandleader with Flare Up on the Philips label. More than 15 albums followed over the next four decades in lead and combo configurations, in addition to numerous backing appearances.

During the 1980s, Beckett’s name appeared on albums by assorted New Wave/sophisti-pop artists, including The Raincoats, Working Week, Jah Wobble, and David Sylvian.


  • Flare Up (1970)
  • Warm Smiles (1971)
  • Joy Unlimited (1974)
  • Memories of Bacares (1976)
  • Got It Made (1977 • Harry Beckett’s Joy Unlimited)
  • Pictures of You (1985)
  • Bremen Concert (1988)
  • Grandmothers Teaching (1988 • Marilyn Mazur, Harry Beckett & Chris McGregor)

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