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Murray Pilcer & His Band


American Drummer Murray Pilcer and His Band, Lyons Corner House, Oxford Street, London, late 1916. Philip Morris Pilcer was born in New York in November 1884 and was the brother of the celebrated dancer Harry Pilcer who partnered the legendary Gaby Deslys. In 1919 Murray Pilcer made the first records made in London by a ‘Jazz Band’ - but the term is used very loosely! Depending on your tastes, his drum set is either a delight - or a nightmare...