33 JAZZ 027 CD. Dick Heckstall-Smith. Celtic Steppes (CD, Album). 33 JAZZ 027 CD. UK. 1995. Sandy Brown (3), Alastair Fairweather, Dick Heckstall-Smith - Very Special Old Jazz (7", EP). Pye Nixa.
Jazz standards are musical compositions that are widely known, performed and recorded by jazz artists as part of the genre's musical repertoire. This list includes compositions written in the 1920s that are considered standards by at least one major book publication or reference work. Some of the tunes listed were already well-known standards by the 1930s, while others were popularized later. The time of the most influential recordings of a song, where appropriate, is indicated on the list.
DICK HECKSTALL-SMITH - A STORY ENDED LP 1972 jazz prog blues COLLOSEUM BRONZE. After the demise of Colosseum, DH-S set out to make a solo album, mainly based on a song that he'd written with Clempson during (and for) Colosseum. Actually that 11-mins epic Pirate's Dream was played live with the band and even recorded on a BBC show. On its whole, the album is also reminiscent of Pete Brown's two groups: Battered Ornaments and Piblokto, Brown's influence in the writing helping just as much as Tait's drumming does. Moses in the Bullrushourses' is another very good track, owing just as much to jazz, blues and hard rock. Great groove! Graham Bond may have a limited vocal range but delivers a hoarse and enjoyable performance.
Richard Malden Heckstall-Smith (26 September 1934 – 17 December 2004) was an English jazz and blues saxophonist. He played with some of the most influential English blues rock and jazz fusion bands of the 1960s and 1970s. Recorded in April 1972, "A Story Ended" was the debut solo album by Colosseum saxophonist Dick Heckstall-Smith. Recorded upon the demise of Colosseum, the sessions featured contributions by Jon Hiseman, Mark Clarke, Chris Farlowe & Dave Greenslade of the band, along with Graham Bond.
Rather than a story ended, Dick Heckstall-Smith's debut album was in some ways a continuation of the stories written by his previous bands Colosseum and the Graham Bond Organisation. It might have been better to have had Pete Brown himself sing on those numbers he co-composed, as he was capable of projecting a real sense of his lyrics in spite of his vocal limitations.
The saxophonist Dick Heckstall-Smith was a significant and stimulating figure in the fusion of jazz, blues and rock music. He found most acclaim with the late Sixties progressive rock band Colosseum. Saxophonist who crossed the boundaries between jazz, rock and blues. Monday 20 December 2004 01:00.
Dick Heckstall-Smith is a legendary figure in Jazz, Blues and rock, having started with Sandy Brown's innovative band in the mid-fifties and moving on to work with Blues Incorporated alongside Alexis Korner, drummer Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce on bass and harmonica player Cyril Davis. He moved on to The Graham Bond Organisation in 1963 and later to John Mayall's Bluesbreakers in 1967. He formed Colosseum with Jon Hiseman in 1968 and the band ran until 1972, when Dick recorded his first solo album, A Story Ended.
Listen to music from Dick Heckstall-Smith like Crabs, What the Morning Was After & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Dick Heckstall-Smith. Dick Heckstall-Smith (September 16, 1934 – December 17, 2004) was an English jazz and blues saxophonist. He played with some of the most important English blues-rock and jazz-rock bands of the 1960s and 1970s - including Blues Incorporated (Alexis Korner's groundbreaking blues group), the Graham Bond Organisation (in the lineup that included bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker), John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, and the pioneering UK jazz-rock band Colosseum.