BERNIE LIVING info



Bernie Living (sax, flute)

In 1967, we can find Bernie recording with Mike Westbrook Concert Band, an extended jazzy lineup:

Mike Westbrook (keyboards, arrangements)
Dave Holdsworth (trumpet, flugelhorn)
Malcolm Griffith (trombone)
Dave Perrottet (trombone)
John Surman (sax)
Mike Osborne (sax)
Bernie Living (sax, flute)
Dave Chambers (sax, clarinet)
Tom Bennellick (french horn)
George Smith (tuba)
Harry Miller (bass)
Alan Jackson (drums)
They released Celebration.

In September 1968, this is the new lineup:

Mike Westbrook (keyboards, arrangements)
Greg Bowen (trumpet)
Tony Fisher (trumpet)
Henry Lowther (trumpet)
Dave Holdsworth (trumpet, flugelhorn)
Malcolm Griffith (trombone)
Michael Gibbs (trombone)
Paul Rutherford (trombone)
Eddie Harvey (trombone)
Martin Fry (tuba)
John Surman (sax)
Brian Smith (sax)
Bernie Living (sax, flute)
John Warren (sax, flute)
Mike Osborne (sax, clarinet)
Alan Skidmore (sax, flute)
Harry Miller (bass)
Chris Laurence (bass)
Barre Phillips (bass)
Alan Jackson (drums)
John Marshall (drums)
They released Marching song volume 1. It was followed by Marching song volume 2 soon later. A new album, called Release, was recorded with this lineup: Mike Westbrook (keyboards, arrangements)
Dave Holdsworth (trumpet, flugelhorn)
Malcolm Griffith (trombone)
Paul Rutherford (trombone)
Bernie Living (sax)
Mike Osborne (sax)
Nisar Ahmad Khan (sax)
John Surman (sax)
Harry Miller (bass)
Alan Jackson (drums)
In April 1969, when Mike Hugg and Manfred Mann started a side project, called Emanon, Bernie was part of the band: Mike Hugg (vocals, keyboards)
Manfred Mann (keyboards)
Steve York (bass)
Bernie Living (sax, flute)
Craig Collinge (drums)
They made their live debut at London's ICA on April 1969, with an extended lineup featuring a big horn section: Mike Hugg (vocals, keyboards)
Manfred Mann (keyboards)
Steve York (bass)
Bernie Living (sax, flute)
Craig Collinge (drums)
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Sonny Corbett (trumpet)
Carl Griffith (flute)
Dave Coxhill (sax)
Clive Stevens (sax)
Gerald Drewett (trombone)
They recorded a commercial TV jingle for Michelin. In June 1969, Manfred Mann (the band) disbanded, so Mann and Hugg were free to develop their project full time. So, Emanon turned into Manfred Mann Chapter Three.

They made their first appearance in October 1969 using this new band name.

Mike Hugg (vocals, keyboards)
Manfred Mann (keyboards)
Steve York (bass)
Bernie Living (sax, flute)
Craig Collinge (drums)
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Sonny Corbett (trumpet)
Carl Griffith (flute)
Dave Coxhill (sax)
Clive Stevens (sax)
Gerald Drewett (trombone)
They released a first album, Manfred Mann Chapter Three, that sadly didn't sell. Also featuring contributions by famed arranger Derek Wadsworth. The horn players in the album were Sonny Corbett (trumpet), Harold Beckett (trumpet), Ian Fenby (harmonica), Phil Kenzie (sax), Chris Pyne (trombone), Dave Quincy (sax, from the band If). With fantastic guest vocalists, the lovely ones Madeline Bell, Sue Glover and Sunny Leslie. The album has been reissued on CD with 4 bonus tracks.

They started recording their 2nd album, Manfred Mann Chapter Three Volume Two, but their drummer left them during the sessions. They used two great session drummers, Conrad Isidore and Andrew McCulloch. The horn players on it are: Sonny Corbett, Dave Coxhill, Dave Brooks (sax), Clive Stevens (sax), Harold Beckett (trumpet). Also appearing Jerry Field on violin. The music in the album is very dense, with fantastic moments.

But before they embarked into an American tour, Bernie left the band.

Soon later, he formed the band Bubastis:

Peter Macbeth (bass)
Bernie Living (sax, flute)
Geoff Britton (drums)
+ others unknown to me. Help!
As far as I know, they didn't release any album.

And, unfortunately, I've never heard or read any other thing about him. Does anybody know where is he now?


Albums with Mike Westbrook Concert Band:

Albums with Manfred Mann Chapter Three:
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