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Andy Hague: Coming Of Age

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Almost seven years after the release of his excellent debut album, Cross My Palm (Ooh-Err Records), Bristol-based composer and trumpeter Andy Hague has released his second, equally-fine album, Coming Of Age. Hague, who has been performing for around 25 years, is joined by an experienced and sensitive quartet, saxophonist Ben Waghorn, pianist Jim Blomfield and drummer Mark Whitlam who all appeared on Cross My Palm, while bassist Chris Jones is new to the lineup. The five players form ...

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Andy Hague Quintet at The Bronx Bar

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Andy Hague Quintet Bronx Bar and Restaurant Teignmouth, Devon June 7, 2018 After two exotic imports (Sur Ecoute from France and Duski from Wales) Teignmouth Jazz and Blues Club went relatively local for their latest booking... Bristol-based trumpeter Andy Hague. Hague fronts other groups, including medium-sized Afro-Cuban/salsa bands and Silverado, a sextet paying tribute to Horace Silver, but this gig featured his basic quintet, which brilliantly evokes the great days of Blue Note.

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Andy Hague: Cross My Palm

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England's West Country isn't quite as glamorous as America's West Coast, but an innovative music scene has emerged there, especially around the city of Bristol: Massive Attack, Get The Blessing, saxophonist Andy Sheppard, for a start (and singer/songwriter Robert Wyatt was also born in Bristol). Now add Andy Hague to the list. Cross My Palm is a straight-ahead jazz album that bristles with energy, fun and great grooves--and swings like a very swinging thing too.Hague wrote all of ...