Richard Laird February 05 2016

Today is Richard (Rick) Laird's Birthday a Jazz Bassist born in Ireland and started his love for music there playing guitare and piano then at the age of 16 moved to New Zealand and started to play jazz in many jam bands and started his love affair with the upright Bass, after touring New Zealand he moved to Australia and played with many of the top jazz musicians in the very early 60's Rick moved to England and became house Bassist at Ronnie Scotts as you can imagen Rick played with all the greats Sonny Stitt Sonny Rollins Wes Montgomery Stan Getz Yuseff Lateef Stan Tracey Chick Corea and many more besides including touring with Buddy Rich and his band. Today Richard is a very succsessful photographer i wish him well on his Birthday today and hopes he has a fantastic day