Bobby Orr

born on 15/8/1928 in Cambuslang, Scotland, United Kingdom

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Bobby Orr (drummer)

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Bobby Orr (born 15 August 1928, Cambuslang, Scotland) is a jazz drummer and session musician.

In the 1950s and 1960s, he was a fixture on the London jazz scene, principally as a founder member of Joe Harriott's quintet[1] (which he left and subsequently rejoined). He also served as a house drummer at Ronnie Scott's Club, backing top American visitors such as Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Milt Jackson, and Dizzy Gillespie.

As an aside from his jazz career, he also played on many recording sessions for pop and rock artists such as Donovan.

He is still playing and teaching drums in 2009, at the age of 80.


With Joe Harriott

  • Southern Horizons (Jazzland, 1960)
  • Abstract (Capitol, 1962)
  • Movement (Columbia, 1963)
  • High Spirits (Columbia, 1964)


  1. Hancock, Bobby (18 January 2004). Joe Harriott: A Restless Soul. All About Jazz. Retrieved on 17 January 2011.

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