It has come to Jazzmans Jazz attention that Acker Bilk passed away on November 2th 2014, aged 85. Acker was born on January 28, 1929, in Pensford, Somerset, United Kingdom.
I will be playing some of his music in both of my programmes Cocktail Hour and Jazzman's Jazz. Some of his best tunes are as follows: Stranger on the shore, Aria, Arthur's Theme, La Paloma & Ships. He also headed a Jazz band called 'The Paramount Jazz Band'.
Rest in peace ACKER BILK..... .