Tag Archives: Dick Heckstall-Smith

Rare Dick Heckstall-Smith Record To Be Out

April 5, 2015

Throughout his career played with various ensembles, save for his most famous stints with GRAHAM BOND ORGANISATION and COLOSSEUM. Fairly recently the great late saxophonist’s with BIG CHIEF was released, and on April 17th another live document is to be … Continue reading

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JACK BRUCE – Cities Of The Heart

January 31, 2015

CMP 1994 / Esoteric 2014 A tuneful birthday bash of one of the most versatile musicians of the last century – with regular suspects and unusual pieces. t had been about a year after Jack Bruce’s actual 50th anniversary when, … Continue reading

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JACK BRUCE – Somethin Els

December 15, 2014

CMP 1993 / Esoteric 2014 Transitional work sees former Creamster cruising from experimental ’80s into a calmer decade. Both innovator and traditionalist, Jack Bruce found it difficult to sail through the plastic production years. This album, recorded in 1986-1992, between … Continue reading

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Dick Heckstall-Smith’s BIG CHIEF tape unearthed

November 26, 2014

Almost a decade has passed since , the greatest blues saxophonist, left this world. Associated mostly with COLOSSEUM, a band he co-founded with , once they’d stopped, he became a member of BIG CHIEF, from that group’s very start in … Continue reading

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February 5, 2013

  July 2003   The word “legendary” has worn out in the recent years being applied to too many people who doesn’t deserve such an epithet. Yet there’s no other definition for Dick Heckstall-Smith, a man without whom British blues … Continue reading

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