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The HEXTET 'Telegraph Hill'

Artist: Tim Richards

Date of Release: 01/11/2014

Catalogue no: TrackCD0215

Label: Track Records

Price: £10

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Track Listing

No

 

Title

Duration

1

 

Telegraph Hill (Tim Richards)

5.57

2

 

Joe's Outside (Dick Pearce)

5.37

3

 

Lucid Dreaming (Tim Richards)

5.45

4

 

Spirit Walking (Tim Richards)

3.30

5

 

Shapeshifting (Tim Richards)

7.25

6

 

Storebaeltsbroen (Ralph Wyld)

5.21

7

 

Tollbridge (Tim Richards)

4.55

8

 

Discovery (Tim Richards)

4.16

9

 

Clandestine (Ed Jones)

8.23

10

 

Ease Up (Dominic Howles)

6.53

 

 

 

 

The six-piece HEXTET toured the UK several times between 2012 and 2016, including two sell-out gigs at London's Kings Place.

Line-up: Dick Pearce (tpt), Ed Jones (tnr sax), Ralph Wyld (vibes), Tim Richards (pno), Dominic Howles (bass), Peter Ibbetson (dms).

'Telegraph Hill' was described in The Observer as "A joy from beginning to end".


 

Reviews

 

26/11/2015 Ian Mann, The Jazz Mann

“A very satisfying album… a fascinating blend of youth and experience. There’s a majestic and dramatic quality about Richards’ writing that invokes expansive and absorbing solos… it’s good to hear him writing for horns and vibes once more. A band that should be well worth seeing…”

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17/08/2015 Adrian Pallant, London Jazz News

“A name synonymous with great British jazz of the last thirty-five years, pianist Tim Richards’ new album Telegraph Hill exudes the familiar characteristics of his playing and writing – buoyant, grooving melodies and arrangements which sparkle with his players' individual, improvisatory freedom.

It would be difficult not to get caught up in the verve of the pianist's soundscapes – on the one hand, possessing straight-ahead accessibility, but then bristling with big tunes, emphatic playing and frequent swing… and sumptuous solo work amongst brassy stabs.

It's great to find Tim Richards 'mixing it up' again with his personnel, injecting the richness of these original compositions/arrangements with snappy, intelligent improvisation.”

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01/08/2015 Andy Robson, Jazzwise

“The splendidly consistent and splendidly passionate Richards, with his generous Tyner-esque chords and blues inflected solos, keeps the groove to the foreground while the horns keep the whole shebang tight and true… But it’s the energy of his compositions that, as ever, grab the ear and heart.”

 

23/07/2015 John Fordham, The Guardian

“British composer-pianist Tim Richards’ attractive 30-year-long agenda – smartly composed funky soul-jazz and hard bop, shrewd bandleading choices of talented old hands and gifted newcomers – remains in good shape. References suggest Herbie Hancock and McCoy Tyner, but he gives these enduring connections new meaning

 

05/07/2015 Dave Gelly, The Observer

“Pianist Tim Richards is one of the cornerstones of British jazz. Over more than three decades his work has been amazingly consistent - attractively melodic, harmonically rich and refreshingly unpompous. Hextet maintains the standard… A joy from beginning to end.”

 

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