Ray Carless

Real Name:Ray Carless

British saxophone player.
Born in 1954. Died on 11 August 2022.
Part of the original ‘Brit funk’ movement and a founding member of London jazz funk outfit Incognito. He has also played with most of the other bands on the Brit funk scene such as Hi-Tension, Central Line, Linx and Light of The World.
Ray scored a chart hit with his single Tarantula Walk before moving on to become a founding member of the Jazz Warriors, the all black big band that launched the careers of many such as Courtney Pine, Gary Crosby of Jazz Jamaica, Roland Sutherland, Jason Yarde, Steve Williamson, Cleveland Watkiss, Julian Joseph and Orphy Robinson.
Son of George "Big Doc" Carless.
In Groups:Black Roots, Incognito, Jazz Jamaica, Jazz Warriors, Redskins, Chris McGregor's Brotherhood Of Breath, Ronnie Lane Band, The Heliocentrics
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