b. 7 March 1942, Tadcaster, Yorkshire, England. Macintosh began playing drums as a child and worked with various bands locally before moving to London in the mid-60s. He played with several small, mainstream bands but attracted most attention during a stint with Alan Elsdon’s more traditionally orientated group. He gained further experience backing visiting American jazz musicians at various London clubs, and in 1982 joined Humphrey Lyttelton. His work with Lyttelton drew widespread attention to his fine musicianship and subtle swing. His playing on the band’s many concert and recording sessions of the late 80s helped to consolidate critical and audience opinion that Macintosh was the best of all the drummers to accompany Lyttelton over the years.
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