(b York, 1906; d Frankfort, Kentucky, 1981). Eng. clarinettist. Prin. cl. Beecham's LPO 1932–6 and CG orch. 1932–6, LSO 1936–9, Liverpool PO 1942–5, and Philharmonia 1945–8. Went to USA 1948. Prof. at Aspen Mus. Fest., Colorado, 1951–7. Returned to Eng. 1971, but died in USA. Prof. cl., RAM, 1935–9 and 1958–9. Noted for artistic use of vibrato. Published Kell method, NY 1968.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.