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Guitarist Allan LeatCopyright © 2002
Allan Frederick Leat was a well-known eccentric on the London jazz scene. A lifelong and unshakeable devotee off the jazz of the 1920s, he was a fine rhythm guitar player (using a 1929 Eddie Lang model guitar) and adequate soloist, an undistinguished saxophone, and was most famous for being spectacularly accident-prone. He did a great deal of important discographical research on early jazz, and was a leading expert on white jazz sessions of the period.
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