Saxophonist Dick Heckstall-Smith
had a major role in the British blues boom of the 1960s, playing in the bands of Alexis Korner
, Graham Bond
, and John Mayall
. In all of his work, and particularly in the late-'60s band Colosseum
, he ventured into the little-explored territory where blues, jazz, and rock meet. In addition to doing session work, he's released some solo recordings. 1995's Celtic Steppes
, funded by the Arts Council of England, was an ambitious world fusion outing.