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Hamilton, Andy (Saxophonist)

Works: 5 works in 11 publications in 1 language and 115 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Short films  Jazz 
Roles: Author, Performer, Instrumentalist, Composer
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Most widely held works about Andy Hamilton
Most widely held works by Andy Hamilton
Silver shine( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andy Hamilton was a unique figure in Birmingham jazz. This film, shot entirely on location in the city, traces his musical career, incorporating archive footage with a mixture of rehearsals, recording and performance. Hamilton was one of the original Caribbean musicians who settled in the West Midlands in the 50's. The Blue Notes, his own combo, has been playing for over 40 years. His greatest influence was through teaching and his 16 piece big band The Blue Pearls introduced a new generation of local youth of jazz. His own origins in music were completely different to those of some young musicians. As a child in a tropical climate he began by making instruments from tin cans or sticks. When he was older he fashioned a saxophone completely from bamboo. However his formal introduction to music came, as it does for many black musicians, from within the church. Hamilton's achievements lie not as a recording artist, but as a performer and teacher, passing on his skills to younger generations. When in his 70's, he fell seriously ill and lay in a coma in hospital, a song he had written in Jamaica in 1946 for Errol Flynn began to play in the recesses of his mind and he said he was brought back to consciousness by the compelling need to play it once again. He called the song Silver Shine
Jamaica by night by Andy Hamilton( Recording )

3 editions published in 1994 in 3 languages and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silvershine by Andy Hamilton( Recording )

3 editions published in 1991 in 3 languages and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My day is just beginning by Lee Sankay( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jazz by Andy Hamilton( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.35 (from 0.27 for Silver shi ... to 0.95 for Jazz ...)

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Alternative Names
Andy Hamilton

Andy Hamilton britischer Jazzmusiker

Andy Hamilton Brits saxofonist (1918-2012)

Andy Hamilton músico británico

Andy Hamilton (saxofonista)

Andy Hamilton saxophoniste britannique, né en Jamaïque

Hamilton, Andrew Raphael Thomas

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