DICK HECKSTALL-SMITH - A TRIBUTE

Sad news: Dick died on December 17. So long & thanks for the music!


Picture from the inner sleeve of This That.

born September 26, 1934, in Ludlow, England. He is probably the best British saxophone player active on the R&B/rock scene, also the best known, and most highly appreciated by his fellow musicians.

Also check out the new Official Dick Heckstall-Smith website

Solo & collaborative albums:
DICK HECKSTALL-SMITH QUINTET: VERY SPECIAL OLD JAZZ
Pye Jazz NJE 1057, UK EP, 1957

A STORY ENDED

Bronze ILPS 9196, 1972

1. Future Song (Heckstall-Smith/Brown)
2. Crabs
(Heckstall-Smith/Brown)
3. Moses In The Bullrushourses
(Heckstall-Smith/Brown)
4. What The Morning Was After
(Heckstall-Smith/Brown)
5. The Pirate's Dream
(Heckstall-Smith/Clempson/Hiseman)
6. Same Old Thing
(Heckstall-Smith/Clempson/Hiseman)

CD: Sequel NEM CD 641, 1993
including three bonus live tracks:

7. Moses In The Bullrushourses (Heckstall-Smith/Brown)
8. The Pirate's Dream
(Heckstall-Smith/Clempson/Hiseman)
9. No Amount Of Loving
(Butterfield)

Dick Heckstall-Smith, tenor & soprano saxophones
Gordon Beck, piano (4)
Graham Bond, organ (3,5) & vocals (3), piano (4), moog synthesizer (5)
Mark Clarke, bass (1-6) & vocals (1,3)
Chris Farlowe, vocals (5)
Dave Greenslade, piano (2)
Jon Hiseman, percussion (2), drums (5)
Caleb Quaye, guitars (1-4,6)
Chris Spedding, guitar (5)
Rob Tait, drums (1-4,6)
Paul Williams: vocals (2,4,6)

no info on live tracks - will add when (if?) found

DICK HECKSTALL-SMITH, JACK BRUCE & JOHN STEVENS: THIS THAT

Atonal ACD 3017
Germany, 1995

1. Within
2. This Piece
3. That Piece
4. Next Piece
5. Other Piece
6. Another Piece
7. Following Piece
8. Our Peace

Composer credits: 1. John Stevens
2-8. Heckstall-Smith/Bruce/Stevens

Dick Heckstall-Smith, tenor & soprano saxophones
Jack Bruce: bass & voice
John Stevens: drums & trumpet

plus: Glen Nightingale: guitar on (1)

DICK HECKSTALL-SMITH, JOHN ETHERIDGE, RAINER GALS & JOE NAY: LIVE 1990

L+R Records CDLR 45028
Germany, 1998

1. Venerable Bede (John Etheridge)
2. Woza Nasu
(Dick Heckstall-Smith)
3. Moongoose
(Dick Heckstall-Smith)
4. Baiere
(John Etheridge)

Dick Heckstall-Smith, tenor & soprano saxophones
John Etheridge, guitar
Rainer Glas, bass
Joe Nay, drums

DICK HECKSTALL-SMITH & JOHN ETHERIDGE GROUP: OBSESSION FEES

Green Tree Records GTR 106
Germany, 1998

1. Dirty Secrets (Dick Heckstall-Smith)
2. Baiere
(John Etheridge)
3. Joe's Blues
(Chris Beier)
4. Aquamarine
(Dick Heckstall-Smith)
5. Stonethrow
(Dick Heckstall-Smith)
6. Figure And Ground
(John Etheridge)
7. Venerable Bede
(John Etheridge)

Dick Heckstall-Smith, tenor & soprano saxophones
John Etheridge, guitar
Chris Beier, keyboard
Rainer Glas, bass
Evert Jan Fraterman, drums

ON THE CORNER, MINGUS IN NEWCASTLE

33 Jazz 046 CD
UK, 199x

Dick Heckstall Smith, tenor & soprano saxophones
Ed Jones, tenor & soprano saxophones
Adrian Fry, trombone
Andy Daniels, piano.
Richard Foot, double bass.
Steve McDade, drums.

Review at: On The Corner

CELTIC STEPPES

33 Jazz 027 CD
UK, 1995

1. First movement
2. Second movement
3. Third movement

Pete Lemer, conductor
Dick Heckstall-Smith, composer, tenor and
soprano saxophones
Dave Brooks, bagpipes
Pete Brown, additional percussion
Laurence Cottle, bass
Claude Deppa, trumpet
Dylan Fowler, guitars, cor anglais, recorder
Lee Goodall, saxophones & flutes
Richard Henry, bass trombone
Ed Jones, tenor soprano saxophone
Dave Moore, keyboards
John O'Neill, baritone saxophone
Lucky Ranku, electric guitar
Kevin Robinson, trumpet/fluegelhorn
Kenrick Rowe, drums
Theo Travis, tenor saxophone
Karl Van den-Bossche, percussion
Derek Wadsworth, trombone
Ray Warleigh, saxophones & flute
Don Weller, tenor saxophone

DICK HECKSTALL-SMITH & JOHN STEVENS: BIRD IN WIDNES
Konnex, 1996

no details available at the moment

WOZA NASU

no details available at the moment

WHERE ONE IS

no details available at the moment

BLUES AND BEYOND

Blue Storm Music
release date: April 2001

featuring Jack Bruce, John Mayall, Mick Taylor
and others

For information check out the labels homepage
Blue Storm Music

Bands played in/with:

ALEXIS KORNER'S BLUES INCORPORATED
R & B From The Marquee (Ace Of Clubs ACL 1130)
Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated (Ace Of Clubs ACL 1187)
Red Hot From Alex (on three tracks, Transatlantic TRA 117)
Bootleg Him (RAK SRAKSP 51)
and a couple of singles
GRAHAM BOND ORGANISATION
The Sound Of '65 (Columbia SX 1711, 1965)
There's A Bond Between Us (Columbia SX 1750, 1965)
Solid Bond (Warner Brothers WB-3001 (US), K66004 (UK), 1970)
The Beginnings Of Jazz Rock (Charly CR 30017, 1977)
later released as Live at Klook's Kleek (Decal LIK 47)
plus a bunch of singles
JOHN MAYALL'S BLUESBREAKERS
Suspicions (Decca F 12684, single, 1967)
Diary Of A Band Vol. 1 & 2 (Decca SKL 4918 and 4919, 1968)
Bare Wires (Decca SKL 4945, 1968)
Looking Back (one track, Decca SKL 5010)
Thru The Years (two tracks, Decca SKL 5086)
Primal Solos (two tracks, London LC 50003)
HAMBURG BLUES BAND

Gert Lange, vocals
Alex Conti, guitar
Dick Heckstall-Smith, saxophones
Michael Becker, bass
Hans Wallbaum, drums

Albums:
Real Stuff, Handmade 1997
Rollin´, Handmade 1999
Live Feat. Dick Heckstall-Smith, 1999
DFP Music 57265203(CD )/57265202 (LP)

COLOSSEUM - check out my webpage

JACK BRUCE - check the official page

OTHERS:

DAVY GRAHAM: LARGE AS LIFE AND TWICE AS NATURAL
Decca SKL 4969, 1968

CHICKEN SHACK: FORTY BLUE FINGERS
Blue Horizon 7-63203, 1968

PETE BROWN & HIS BATTERED ORNAMENTS:
A MEAL YOU CAN SHAKE HANDS WITH IN THE DARK
Harvest SHVL 752, June 1969; CD Repertoire REP 4406-WY, 1994

The Week Looked Good On Paper / Morning Call
Parlophone R 5767, UK single, March 1969

SWEET PAIN
Mercury SMCL 20146, 1969
issued in the US as
ENGLAND'S HEAVY SUPER BLUES SESSION
Mercury SR 61231

CLAS YNGSTRÖM: FAT GUITAR
Viceroy/Borderline Records BLCD11, 1996
Clas Yngström, guitar
Kenny Aaronson, bass
Andy Bigan; drums
Dick Heckstall-Smith, Tenor & soprano sax
Mary Wilson & Susanne Fergusson, vocals
Uptown Horns, horn section
Joy Askew, keyboards
Produced by Pete Brown and Ben Elliot
at Showplace Studios, New Jersey.