Rick Laird Day

Rick Laird Day

Richard Quentin “Rick” Laird is a jazz musician, born on 5 February 1941. He is a bass player best known for his place in the Mahavishnu Orchestra.

Born in Dublin, Ireland, Laird played music from a young age and enrolled for guitar and piano lessons. He started playing jazz after moving to New Zealand at the age of 16 with his father. He played guitar in jam bands in New Zealand before buying an upright bass. After extensive touring in New Zealand he moved to Sydney, Australia, where he played with many top jazz musicians including Don Burrows.

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