About the Author
Dick Heckstall-Smith was one of the first musicians to commute successfully between jazz and blues-rock. Known for his trademark playing with two saxes, he has always been a trailblazer with groundbreaking stints with Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated, the Graham Bond Organization and more recently the likes of Julian Bahula in Electric Dream. He was for many years the most sought-after saxophonist on the London scene. http://sonniekenney.tripod.com/dickheckstallsmith.htm
With a background as a professional theatre and blues musician, Pete Grant has been Dick Heckstall-Smith's friend and manager for the past three years. Pete's essay about Dick follows the maestro's original text: his achievements in the last 20 years; the musical highlights; why commercial potential remains unfulfilled.