The Gaz Hughes Sextet - Plays Art Blakey

by Gaz Hughes

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Gaz Hughes' debut album as band leader.

The album features the music of the late, great Art Blakey.
The group hand pick some of the Jazz Messengers most well loved repertoire including tunes by Bobby Watson, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard and Curtis Fuller.


released February 1, 2020

Alan Barnes - Alto Sax / Baritone Sax
Bruce Adams - Trumpet
Dean Masser - Tenor Sax
Andrjez Baranek - Piano
Ed Harrison - Double Bass
Gaz Hughes - Drums

Recorded and Mastered by Brendan Williams
Mixed by Gaz Hughes and Brendan Williams
Photography by Nathan McDowell
Album Art by Tom Sullivan

Recorded at Low Four studios, Manchester - 11th and 12th July 2018


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Gaz Hughes Middlewich, UK

Gaz first came to wider public attention as the original drummer in the Matthew Halsall Band and featured heavily on the early recordings of the Gondwana label.

His drumming influences include the school of melodic drummers such as Max Roach and Alan Dawson . Gaz is specifically inspired by the drummers that are able to spell out form and melody when they improvise.
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