By: Derek Watkins (1988, Jazz).
Derek Watkins was born on 2 March 1945, in Reading, Berkshire England. His great-grandfather had been a brass player in Wales with the Salvation Army. His grandfather taught brass at Reading University and was a founding member of the Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band, which he conducted until he was succeeded by Watkins' father "Derek Watkins enjoyed an international reputation as one of Britain's best all-round trumpet players," wrote The Times. He embraced jazz, classical and pop music with equal distinction but was probably best known for his work on the James Bond soundtracks.
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Derek Watkins - Rainbow Birdies 06:40. Derek Watkins - Kindergarden 05:34. Derek Watkins - He-Man 05:14. Derek Watkins - High Tech 07:41. Derek Watkins - Camel Walk 06:14. Derek Watkins - Song for Michi 05:06. Stardust - Dave Green, Derek Watkins, The Brian Lemon Quartet, Warren Vaché. I Can't Get Started - Clark Tracey, Dave Cliff, Derek Watkins, Spencer Brown, Warren Vaché. Over the Rainbow - Dave Green, Derek Watkins, The Brian Lemon Quartet. Putting on the Glitz - Colin Sheen, Colin SheenDerek WatkinsJames Talbot, Derek Watkins, James Talbot.
His discography included the 1988 solo album, Increased Demand. Derek Watkins enjoyed an international reputation as one of Britain's best all-round trumpet players," wrote The Times. Film and television scores. Watkins is most notable for his soundtrack performances on James Bond films ending with Skyfall just before he died