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Dick Heckstall-Smith

ts, ss, 1934-2004 GB, Ludlow
Musician / Composer of Rock and Blues
A.k.a. Richard Malden Heckstall-Smith

Born: September 26, 1934, in Ludlow, Shropshire, England Died: December 17, 2004 in Hampstead, London, England English saxophonist and composer who played a major role in bringing British Blues and Jazz to the forefront of the world music scene. He was part of one of music's most important, yet unfortunately over-looked, bands of the 1960's, The Graham Bond Organization, which also included Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker. Dick also had a long career in other legendary bands such as Blues Incorporated, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Colosseum, Mainsqueeze, as well as many solo projects. As a performer, Dick was one of the finest showmen of the era, able to play two horns at once and keep the audience glued to him at all times. He had an amazing charisma both on stage and off. Eagle Rock Entertainment/Blue Storm Music released Blues And Beyond in 2001, which was nominated for a WC Handy Award.

     
Instruments
  • Tenor sax
  • Soprano sax
  • Saxophone
Genres
  • Rock
  • Blues
  • Jazz
Popular Tracks   
Swing With Django on ... Back In Town! by Mike Reinhardt Sextett & Dick Heckstall-Smith
Rock Me Baby on Live at Ronnie Scott's Club 1983 by Mainsqueeze
Voodoo Man on Live at Ronnie Scott's Club 1983 by Mainsqueeze
Same Old Thing on A Story Ended by Dick Heckstall-Smith
The Pirate's Dream (Live) on A Story Ended by Dick Heckstall-Smith
Future Song on A Story Ended by Dick Heckstall-Smith
Rollin' and Tumblin' on Blues and Beyond by Dick Heckstall-Smith
Crabs on A Story Ended by Dick Heckstall-Smith
What the Morning Was After on A Story Ended by Dick Heckstall-Smith
Millennium Blues on Blues and Beyond by Dick Heckstall-Smith

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Man Of StoneWentus Blues Band & Dick Heckstall-Smith2015Album
You Don't Know DickDick Heckstall-Smith2004Album
Blues And BeyondDick Heckstall-Smith2001Album
Bird In WidnesDick Heckstall-Smith, John Stevens1995Album
Celtic SteppesDick Heckstall-Smith1995Album
Prog-RockProcol Harum, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Hawkwind1994Compil.
This ThatDick Heckstall-Smith / Jack Bruce / John Stevens1994Album
Obsession FeesDick Heckstall-Smith & John Etheridge Group1992Album
Live 1990Dick Heckstall-Smith, Joe Nay, Rainer Glas, John Etheridge1991Album
A Whiter Shade Of PaleDick Heckstall-Smith & Colosseum1991Compil.
Woza NasuDick Heckstall-Smith1991Album
LiveHamburg Blues Band Featuring Dick Heckstall-Smith1989Album
... Back In TownMike Reinhardt Sextett with Dick Heckstall-Smith1987Album
Stereo Pop Special-35Dick Heckstall-Smith / Nazareth1973Album
A Story EndedDick Heckstall-Smith1972Album
Faces And Places Vol. 4Graham Bond + Jack Bruce + Ginger Baker + Dick Heckstall-Smith1972Album
Things We LikeJack Bruce With John McLaughlin, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman1970Album
Very Special Old JazzSandy Brown, Alastair Fairweather, Dick Heckstall-SmithSingle
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