World of Jazz Podcast 57 – A to Z of Jazz – “H”

And so we reach the letter “H” in my amble through the less well known members of the jazz community:

  1. Matthew Halsall – Freedom Song
  2. Charlie Haden & Quartet West – Sunday at the Hillcrest
  3. Hampton Hawes – Hip
  4. Al Haig – Maoco
  5. Clark Hutchinson – Textures in 3/4
  6. Billy Higgins – Plexus
  7. Chico Hamilton – This Dream
  8. Andrew Hill – Mudflower
  9. Billy Hart – Igdaf Suite
  10. Tom Harrell – Obsession

You can stream the show from Mixcloud


  1. Sending My Love (2008) Manc trumpeters with Double Bass from Gavin Barras and Jon Thorne, Drums from  Gaz Hughes, Flute and Saxophone from Roger Wickham and Piano duties covered by Adam Fairhall
  2. In Angel City (1988) – the second outing for this band with Haden, tenor saxophonist Ernie Watts, pianist Alan Broadbent, and drummer Larance Marable
  3. For Real (1958) – HHs first album with a horn player – which is tenor man Harold Land – together with Scott La Faro on bass and Frank Butler.
  4. Chelsea Bridge (1975)
  5. A=MH2 (1969) – Andy Clark (vocals, keyboards, percussion, flute, saxophone, rhythm guitar) and Mick Hutchinson (lead guitar, percussion, piano, bass) first worked together in Vamp, a short-lived UK-based quartet founded by ex-Pretty Things drummer Viv Prince in the late 60s. The group split up after completing one single, but Clark and Hutchinson remained together to record the remarkable A=MH2.
  6. Bridgework (1986) – From a rare leaders date from Billy with a Cedar Walton tune and featuring Harold Land, Walton, and Buster Williams.
  7. El Chico (1965) – Gabor Szabo’s last outing with Hamilton also features Sadao Watanabe, Al Stinson, Jimmy Cheatham, Willie Bobo, and Victor Pantoja.
  8. Nefertiti (1976) – Hill in a Trio setting with Richard Davis and Roger Blank Hill.
  9. Oshumare (1985) – one foot in fusion and the other in straight-ahead post-bop. Hart leads a blend of acoustic and electric instruments; Dave Holland is on upright bass, while the electric contributions come from Kenny Kirkland or Mark Gray on keyboards and Bill Frisell or Kevin Eubanks on electric guitar. Add Branford Marsalis on tenor sax, Steve Coleman on alto sax, Didier Lockwood on violin, and Manolo Badrena on percussion and you have an all star affair.
  10. Roman Nights (2010) – his third album following his time away from recording features  tenor saxophonist Wayne Escoffery, pianist Danny Grissett, bassist Ugonna Okegwo, and drummer Johnathan Blake.

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