Mick Hutton

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Mick Hutton
Born (1956-06-05) 5 June 1956 (age 63)
Chester, UK
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
InstrumentsDouble bass, bass guitar
LabelsECM
Associated actsFirst House, Earthworks
Websitewww.arildandersen.com

Mick Hutton (born 5 June 1956 in Chester, UK) is a British jazz bassist and composer.

Career[edit]

Hutton is known from the British jazz scene by his work with Harry Beckett (Pictures of You, 1985) and with Julian Argüelles, Iain Ballamy, Django Bates and Ken Stubbs (First House), the Chris Biscoe Sextet and Bill Bruford's Band Earthworks. In addition, Hutton worked throughout his career with Alan Barnes, Peter Erskine, Tina May, Jim Mullen, John Scofield, Alan Skidmore, Tommy Smith, John Taylor, Stan Tracey, and Kenny Wheeler. In 2002 he played on Robin Williamsons album Skirting the River Road, and the same year he played in a trio with Martin Speake and Paul Motian (Change of Heart).

A hand injury forced him to abandon the upright bass. He started working as bass guitarist, percussionist, and synthesizer player and as a composer. He works with his own band of saxophonist Andy Panayi, pianist Barry Green, and drummer Paul Robinson. With his quartet, including Iain Ballamy (saxes), Ross Stanley (piano) and Paul Robinson (drums), he frequently visits venues around the world.[1]

Selected discography[edit]

With Harry Beckett

  • 1985: Pictures of You (Paladin)

With The Gordon Beck Quintet

  • 1985: Celebration (JMS)

With First House

With The Chris Biscoe Sextet

  • 1986: Eréndira (Walking Wig)

With Bill Bruford's Earthworks

With John Taylor Trio

With Tommy Smith

With Steve Argüelles

  • 1991: Steve Argüelles (Ah Um)

With Nick Purnell

  • 1991: Onetwothree (Ah Um)

With Lysis

  • 1991: The Wings of the Whale – You Yangs (Soma)

With Stan Sulzman

  • 1991: Feudal Rabbits (Ah Um)

With Estelle Kokot

  • 1999: Alternative Therapy (Sayin' Somethin')

With Ken Stubbs

With Robin Williamson

  • 2002: Skirting the River Road (ECM)

With Elkie Brooks & Humphrey Lyttelton

  • 2002: Trouble in Mind (Slave to the Rhythm)

With Gary Husband

  • 2004: Aspire (Jazzizit)

With Liam Noble Group

  • 2004: In the Meantime (Basho)

With Martin Speake

  • 2006: Change of Heart (ECM)

With Joanna Eden

  • 2007: My Open Eye (Mr. Riddles)

With The Boat-Rockers

  • 2007: Live at Appleby 2004 (Mick Hutton)

With Tim Garland

  • 2015: Return to the Fire (Edition)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mick Hutton Quartet in Hemel Hempstead". Eventful.com. Retrieved 27 November 2015.

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