Humph made life better. I first became aware of him on I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue in the early ’90s, going to several recordings and enjoying his extraordinary dead pan wit. Later, when I got into jazz, I couldn’t believe that this great wonderful trumpeter was the same man. How could he have so much talent? Through The Best of Jazz he enlarged my interest in music and introduced me to a variety of wonderful artists.
Humph died at 7pm yesterday. I will miss hearing him.