Colin Hodgkinson

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Colin Hodgkinson
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Hodgkinson with the Spencer Davis Group on 8 July 2006 in Neckarsulm
Background information
Born (1945-10-14) 14 October 1945 (age 68)
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Genres Jazz, post bop, blues, blues rock
Occupations Musician
Instruments Bass, guitar
Years active 1966–present
Associated acts Alexis Korner, Spencer Davis Group, Jon Lord, Whitesnake
Website www.colinhodgkinson.co.uk

Colin Hodgkinson (born 14 October 1945, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire[1]) is a British rock, jazz and blues bassist, who has been active since the 1960s.

Career[edit]

He has worked with Chris Rea, The Eric Delaney Band, Back Door (of which he was co-founder), Alexis Korner,[2] Whitesnake,[3] Jon Lord, Jan Hammer,[4] Paul Butterfield, The Spencer Davis Group, Pete York, and The Electric Blues Duo, as well as with Ian "Stu" Stewart's boogie-woogie band, Rocket 88. In 2007 Hodgkinson became a member of The British Blues Quintet, (along with Zoot Money, Maggie Bell, Miller Anderson and Colin Allen).

Hodgkinson is a musician who has developed a left-hander bass technique which can replace both lead and rhythm guitar if necessary,[5] (as exemplified by his work with the jazz-rock trio Back Door - line-up: saxophone, bass, drums). A typical gig involving Hodgkinson will be a solo slot in which he will render a bass and vocals only rendition of a classic blues song, a particular favourite being his take on Jesse Fuller's "San Francisco Bay Blues." This track was included in his solo album The Bottom Line, issued in 1998, which consists mostly of bass solos.[5]

On 28 October 2008 the Colin Hodgkinson Band released Back Door Too!, recorded with Rod Mason (saxophone) and Paul Robinson (drums).

In March 2014, Hodgkinson was announced as the new bass player for Ten Years After, following the departure of Leo Lyons two months prior.

Solo discography[edit]

Discography[edit]

See also[edit]

  • The Rough Guide To Jazz
  • The NME Book of Rock (1976)

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