just wanted to put his name here.  i know he's not one of the greats, but i like his playing - he has a sense of humour, and his chops ain't bad...
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past tense.
i believe he has passed.
i'll second that, g! his career as a jazz pianist was overshadowed by his talent as a comedian. most people don't even remember his two great piano trio albums of the 60s, 'genuine dud' and ''the other side of dudley moore'. they're now obtainable on cd, on the harkit label, as 'authentic dud'. everyone here should check them out!
he was the second coming of chico marx when he did a comedy piano act.  his playing was great, a virtuoso really, and his compositions were nice.  he did a few movies, theme material, i think, also worth checking out.
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he attended oxford university as an 'organ scholar' - a studentship only offered to exceptionally gifted musicians.  he was a serious player and could do anything on piano, in any style.  his albums didn't really do him justice.  i learned a lot from listening to him - his version of 'my blue heaven' with voicings of 13ths was a revelation when i first heard it.  i don't know if his show 'not only...but also' with the great peter cook was ever well known outside the uk, but it's become a legend (especially since the bbc accidentally wiped all but a few of the tapes).  his performance as the one legged actor auditioning for the role of tarzan is simply jazz as comedy.

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a great man, much missed by those of us of a certain age.

sid
the sketch is ok, but is it not somewhat similar to something the pythons once did?
cook and moore predated the pythons by 10 years.

sid
i also really like dudley moore.i just did a version thhat i put on youtube of henry mancini's 'two for the road' after listening to dudley moore's version.  
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i tried to get that sort of hybrid latin/pop feel that he did so well with his trio maybe best heard in the way he plays bacharach's 'the look of love'.
like sid, i learned a lot from listening to him. i didn't set out to copy his version of the song - but tried to get something like the groove that he gets with the bass player and drummer. i also love listening not only to his piano playing, but also the comedy he does with peter cook, especially those classic derek and clive <r> rated routines. thses sre also on youtube i think.

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