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Jeffrey Ovid 'Jeff' Clyne (29 January 1937, London16 November 2009) was a British jazz bassist (playing both bass guitar and double bass).

He worked with Tubby Hayes and Ronnie Scott in their group 'The Jazz Couriers' for a year from 1958, and was part of the group of musicians who opened Ronnie Scott's Club in November 1959. He was a regular member of Hayes' groups from 1961. Clyne accompanied Blossom Dearie, Stan Tracey (playing on Stan Tracey#At Ronnie’s and the Under Milk Wood LP), Ian Carr, Gordon Beck (on Experiments With Pops, with John McLaughlin), Dudley Moore, Zoot Sims, Norma Winstone, John Burch and Marion Montgomery. He was a member of Nucleus, Isotope, Gilgamesh, Giles Farnaby's Dream Band and Turning Point in the 1970s. He often worked with drummer Trevor Tomkins.

Jeff Clyne died on 16 November 2009 of a heart attack.




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