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Andy Hague

Andy is a prolific composer and arranger - although his own groups feature him on trumpet he also plays drums to an equal extent, and has performed with many big names in this capacity. Having grown up in Croydon, he took up a place at Bristol University to read Psychology and ended up settling in the city. Over the past 25 years Andy has become well known in Bristol both as a performer and as organiser of weekly jazz venue The Be-Bop Club. He has released several CDs of his music, and appeared on four programmes of BBC Radio’s Jazz Notes during the 1990s. Besides his jazz activities he has played in many other settings, including the albums by Portishead, various theatre productions, TV [Waking the Dead, Cold Lazarus] and the soundtrack of the motion picture "A Good Woman" starring Helen Hunt & Scarlett Johannson. Andy is also well known as a jazz educator, having taught under the banner of Bristol Jazz Workshops for over a decade

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Release

Label: Ooh-Err Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: You Got To My Head; A Reckless Majority; In Love In Vain; Release; This Is The Moment; Blue Swinga; River Man; Easing Restrictions; Like Someone In Love; United; Angst; Damon Blues.

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Double Standards - Release

Label: Ooh-Err Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: 01 You Go To My Head: 02 A Reckless Majority: 03 In Love In Vain: 04 Release: 05 This Is The Moment: 06 Blue Swinga: 07 River Man: 08 Easing Restrictions: 09 Like Someone In Love: 10 United: 11 Angst: 12 Damon Blues

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Article: Album Review

Andy Hague's Double Standards: Release

Read "Release" reviewed by Chris May


English musicians pay a price for living outside London—the country is too small to support more than one major metropolitan music hub, even in the digital age. The old adage out of sight, out of mind still applies. Trumpeter and record label director Matthew Halsall's Manchester-based Gondwana operation, and the vibrant spiritual jazz scene which is ...

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Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival 2019

Read "Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival 2019" reviewed by Mike Collins


Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival Bristol, UK March 22-24, 2019 Pee Wee Ellis is an alternative spelling of 'funk' for many people, but on the last night of Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival, we got a reminder of his roots deep in jazz. In the full to capacity St. George's ...

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Andy Hague: Coming Of Age

Read "Coming Of Age" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


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 ...

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Stepping Down

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Label: Ooh-Err Records
Released: 2018
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Coming Of Age

Label: Ooh-Err Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: The Displaced; In The Bleak Mid-Autumn; Stepping Down; Coming Of Age; Great Minds; Abraham; Loopy; ICU; Sing It Loud; Conflict Resolution.

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Jim Blomfield Trio: Wave Forms And Sea Changes

Read "Wave Forms And Sea Changes" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Wave Forms And Sea Changes is the Jim Blomfield Trio's debut, an acoustic piano trio from Bristol in the southwest of England. Pianist/composer Blomfield has been on the scene for some years. Bristol-based since 1991, he's worked with players such as Andy Hague, Kevin Figes and ECM recording artist Andy Sheppard. On this album he's joined ...

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Cross My Palm

Label: Ooh-Err Records
Released: 2012
Track listing: Drip Drop; Darkness; The Boss; Tranquil Moment; Cross My Palm; For Kenny Dorham; Green Leaf; Hands Up; Lost and Found; Tranquil Moment (Radio Edit).


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