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Courtney Pine

(1964-), Saxophonist

Sitter in 6 portraits
British jazz musician, Courtney Pine studied clarinet at school which he has recently returned to, however is more famous for his long history as a leading saxophonist. Pine transformed the jazz world when he released his first album in 1986 Journey to the Urge Within to much critical acclaim. The son of Jamaican immigrants, Pine later released Closer to Home, which touched upon his Caribbean roots and recalled his teenage career as a reggae musician. Pine was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2000, and Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2009 New Year Honours for services to jazz music.

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Courtney Pine, by Mike Owen - NPG x126478

Courtney Pine

by Mike Owen
lith print, 6 October 1986
NPG x126478

Courtney Pine, by Mike Owen - NPG x126479

Courtney Pine

by Mike Owen
lith print, 6 October 1986
NPG x126479

Courtney Pine, by Liam Woon - NPG x126762

Courtney Pine

by Liam Woon
bromide print, 5 August 1988
NPG x126762

Courtney Pine, by Trevor Leighton - NPG x35749

Courtney Pine

by Trevor Leighton
bromide fibre print, 27 September 1990
NPG x35749

Courtney Pine, by Richard Saker - NPG x138159

Courtney Pine

by Richard Saker
C-type colour print, 31 October 2013
NPG x138159

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Courtney Pine

by Kim Knott
bromide print, 1987
NPG x35367

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