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Gaz Hughes – The Music of Art Blakey

As a sideman, Gaz has also performed with many UK and international Jazz artists including: Scott Hamilton, Harry Allen, Marshal Allen, Greg Abate, Alan Barnes, & Patti Boulaye,

He now steps out of the sideman roll and has recorded his first album as band leader. The album features the music of the late, great Art Blakey. Recording this music felt like a very easy decision for Gaz as Blakey’s music has been a constant theme throughout his life. The first Jazz album Gaz bought was an Art Blakey Live record and it remains one of his most played and treasured albums.

He continually comes back to this album and always finds something new todiscover with every listen. The musicians onGaz’s album feature a line up of some of the most influentialmusicians in UK Jazz scene today,and they are all on the gig.

He knew they would all contribute something very specia

Gaz Hughes – drums

Alan Barnes –  saxes, clarinet

Bruce Adams – trumpet

Dean Masser – saxes

Andrzej Baranek – piano