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Tubby HAYES Quartet – BBC Broadcasts,London 1969

Posted in JAZZ, Tubby HAYES on December 26, 2010 by whoisthemonk

Tubby HAYES Quartet – BBC Broadcasts,London 1969
London BBC Radio


Tubby Hayes- Tenor Sax, Flute
Louis Stewart- Guitar
Ron Mathewson- Bass
Spike Wells- Drums
April 9, 1969
01. Grits, Beans and Greens 5:14
02. Emily 6:01
03. Announcer (Humphrey Lyttelton) 0:45
04. Oleo 12:11
05. Rumpus 6:33

December 18, 1969
01. The Inner Splurge 5:38
02. Announcer (Humphrey Lyttelton) 0:42
03. Song For A Sad Lady 5:12
04. Announcer (Humphrey Lyttelton), Jingle 0:52
05. The Gingerbread Boy 7:00
06. Right to Love 6:56
07. The Syndicate 2:55
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Tubby HAYES – Introducing Tubbs 1961

Posted in JAZZ, Tubby HAYES on December 25, 2010 by whoisthemonk

Tubby HAYES – Introducing Tubbs 1961


Sun January 30, born in London 1935. BBC’s father Revuyuokesutora
Violinist. They learned the piano and violin from a young age
Hoop, 13, met at the age of Tena saxophone, Kenny 1951
Baker made his professional debut in the band. In 1955, an octet of self –
But that was to become, in 1957 and was Ronnie Scott’s “Ja
Size Kuriazu “formed the Modern Jazz Buritesshu.
There will be central. However, the dissolution in 1959, after Germany 1961
Travel first. Zoot Sims played with or after the “Half Note” “page
Yazuwakushoppu “such as U.S. 65 and appeared several times during the year
Do the tour. Meanwhile, in London and formed a big band of self –
Also appeared in the TV, and then live activity for heart disease is decreased,
Left a number of albums.”Introducing Tubbs” is one of them.
Died 1973 in London June 8, Sun.

I It has become increasingly popular the last few years of Tubby Hayes.
Secret of its popularity, the wonderful taste and skill as a player
Not only is shown in the hands of hearing instruments easy to understand the nature of the tenor
I think it’s magic can be.
How to describe and Bappa barefoot, Tubby Hayes is no-frills
Makes you feel they are a pure joy of jazz.
It is, “when the barefoot feeling of liberation” is similar. Shell Necklace taste
No bluff, can provide a Straight Ahead Jazz.
Bass- Jeff Clyne
Clarinet, Clarinet [Bass]- Al Newman (A2) (tracks: A3, B3) , Bob Burns (A3) (tracks: A3, B3)
Clarinet, Flute- Bill Skeets (tracks: A3, B3)
Drums- Bill Eyden
Flute, Alto Flute- Johnny Scott (tracks: A3, B3)
Guitar- Dave Goldberg (tracks: A3, B3)
Oboe- Harry Meyers (tracks: A3, B3)
Piano- Terry Shannon
Piccolo Flute- Johnny Scott (tracks: A2, A4, B1)
Trombone- Don Lusher (tracks: A2, A4, B1) , Jimmy Wilson (tracks: A2, A4, B1) , Keith Christie (tracks: A2, A4, B1) , Ray Pembru (tracks: A2, A4, B1)
Trumpet- Bobby Pratt (tracks: A2, A4, B1) , Eddie Blair (tracks: A2, A4, B1) , Jimmy Deuchar (tracks: A2, A4, B1) , Stan Roderick (tracks: A2, A4, B1)
Tuba- Alfie Reece* (tracks: A2, A4, B1)
Tenor Saxophone, Vibraphone- Tubby Hayes
A1. The Late One 3:49
A2. Love Walked In 2:58
A3. S’posin’ 3:52
A4. Tubbsville 4:03
A5. R. T. H. 5:27
B1. Cherokee 3:32
B2. Falling In Love With Love 6:56
B3. The Folks Who Love On The Hill 4:09
B4. Wonderful! Wonderful! 8:13
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Tubby HAYES – London Jazz Quartet 1959

Posted in JAZZ, Tubby HAYES on December 20, 2010 by whoisthemonk

Tubby HAYES – London Jazz Quartet 1959
Tempo TAP28


This LP was originally recorded by Jeff Kruger for his Ember label on 14 May 1959 it was leased to Tempo who put it out as a 12 lp just called ‘The London Jazz Quartet’.. There is no date on this reissue but it would have been pressed within a few years of the original probably in the late sixties.
The music is not quite typical of Hayes. It’s not driving heavy jazz or anything like that.  It’s the sort of music you might have heard on the soundtrack of many British kitchen sink movies of the sixties. If you were not a fan you might brush it aside as library music. All the tracks are arranged by Tony Crombie and as far as I can remember about half are written by him also. The line up is.
The music is ‘tight’ and very sixties and distinctly British and as I’ve said it’s not unlike British film music of the period….but it’s quality stuff and if you like classic ‘modern’ jazz you will love this. It’s the sort of album that will grow on you. You might feel it’s rather conservative for sixties jazz and that it’s not particularly exciting but you will find yourself putting it on the turntable more and more..just to try to make up you mind if you like it or not…and it will grow on you in spite of it not being ‘progressive’..
Tubby Hayes – Alto, Tenor, Flute, Vibes
Alan Branscombe – Alto, Tenor, Vibes, Piano
Tony Crombie – Piano, Drums
Jack Fallon – Bass
01 Copper on the Beat 2:39
02 Slick Riff 2:28
03 Sadie’s Song 2:56
04 The Toff 3:40
05 Wait and See 3:24
06 Fishin’ the Blues 2:59
07 Lakeland 2:51
08 Cheeky Chappie 2:37
09 The Baron’s Blues 2:48
10 Mirage 2:50
11 Autumn in Cuba 3:19
12 Let Nature Take Its Course 2:52
13 Big Ben Bounce 3:18
14 London Lament 2:37
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Ronnie SCOTT and Tubby HAYES – The Jazz Couriers in Concert 1958

Posted in JAZZ, Ronnie SCOTT, Tubby HAYES on December 14, 2010 by whoisthemonk

Ronnie SCOTT and Tubby HAYES – The Jazz Couriers in Concert 1958
MFP 1072. February 16 1958.


Although the Jazz Couriers are widely held to be the finest and most influential of British bebop/hard-bop bands, little recorded material by the group has been available in recent years. Add to this the paucity of available solo releases by the two men who led the Couriers, tenor saxophonist and vibraphonist Tubby Hayes and fellow tenor player Ronnie Scott, and you have two good reasons why this reissue from Ember Records, which pairs the band’s debut studio session from August 1957 with a live recording from February 1958, is so welcome.
It’s no secret that Hayes and Scott modelled their band on Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers.
He furnishes with a shimmering solo. Of the live tracks, “Some of My Best Friends Are Blues” is an instantly memorable 12-bar blues by Scott, who contributes a couple of frenzied solo choruses. Pianist Terry Shannon raises his game in response and his solo is fluid, intelligent and soulful. “The Serpent” crawls on its belly, its Latin rhythms helping it insinuate itself in the mind after just one listen. The album closes with Hayes’ witty, blaring arrangement of Irving Berlin’s “Cheek to Cheek”, in which the whole outfit breathes fire.

No mere Messengers clones, the Couriers took Blakey’s hard-bop template and stamped their own identity on it, aided by Hayes’ fresh compositions and arrangements and the judicious use of Tubby’s vibes. Today, Hayes is credited with a crucial role in establishing British modern jazz as a credible force. Although similarly fêted, Scott is known more as a club owner and jazz proselytizer than as a superb player and composer of talent.
Ronnie Scott- Tenor
Tubby Hayes- Tenor
Terry Shannon- Piano
Phil Bates- Bass
Bill Eyden- Drums
A1. What is This Thing Called Love
A2. Some of My Best Friends are Blues
A3. The Serpent
B1. Guys and Dolls
B2. Time Was
B3. Speak Low
B4. Cheek to Cheek

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Tubby HAYES – Voodoo Session 1964

Posted in JAZZ, Tubby HAYES on December 11, 2010 by whoisthemonk

Tubby HAYES – Voodoo Session 1964
2009 Issue.TTT005 Vinyl, 7″ Limited to 666 numbered copies.
An evil number indeed to enhance the evil nature of the session.
The record will not be repressed, which again is a bit evil.


Bonkers one this. A few years ago there was single from the film Dr Terror’s House Of Horror that lots of people wanted. It was issued by CBS. Lots of people wanted it all because they all thought it was this bit of music, from the scene where Roy Castle and the Tubby Hayes Quintet play the Voodoo track. Watch this clip if you can be arsed, and the whole infamous scene starts at about 4.50 (and please note Jimmy Deuchar’s Mellophonium).

However, when one copy of this rare single surfaced (and sold later for about £800 a week before it was bootlegged) everyone realised it was a bit crap, and had Roy Castle singing on it, when all anyone really wanted was the instrumental afro voodoo number.

Fast forward to mid 2009, and out of nowhere I get an email from a good jazz man known as Simon Spillett. He is overseeing the recently unearthed Tubby Hayes archive. This is a set of reels and records taken care of first by Tubby’s mother, and then later passed on to Tubby’s last girlfriend. In amongst these reels is the original session for this super Voodoo scene.

Simon emailed me the tracks, and I got extremely excited – it was the killer tune, the missing music that music people have been waiting for. A few weeks later the tracks were remastered, and a very limited 7″ ep was designed, the idea being to make sure we can make enough money so Tubby’s girlfriend can afford to fly abroad and see her family.
Bass- Freddy Logan
Drums- Allan Ganley
Mellophonium- Jimmy Deucher
Piano- Terry Shannon
Tenor Saxophone, Flute- Tubby Hayes
Trumpet- Shake Keane
Vocal- Kenny Lynch (tracks: B1)
A1. Voodoo
B1. Give Me Love
B2. Baily’s Blues

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Tubby HAYES & Ronnie SCOTT – The Couriers of Jazz! 1958

Posted in JAZZ, Ronnie SCOTT, Tubby HAYES on November 25, 2010 by whoisthemonk

Tubby HAYES & Ronnie SCOTT – The Couriers of Jazz! 1958


Recorded for the US Carlton label in November 1958 this was the first release for the Jazz Couriers in America and their third album. For some reason they were re-titled as the ‘Couriers of Jazz’ for this release rather than the usual ‘Jazz Couriers’.
The Couriers lasted until August 1959 and broke up after a concert in Cork, Eire claiming staleness and a need for change. The musicians went their various ways and formed other equally successful groups. This fine album finds them at the top of their form.
There were also new instrumental and bandleading departures. In 1957, Tubby had taken up the vibes after Vic Feldman had bequeathed his instrument to him before his return to the United States. With typical precocity, less than six months later Tubby was recording on them and sounding for all the world like Milt Jackson (on Reunion from the Jazz Couriers first LP). The vibraphone increasingly became Tubby’s ballad instrument of choice. My Funny Valentine and Time Was from the Couriers’ book and Young and Foolish and Embers from the quartet’s repertoire were telling examples of his early skill with the mallets. With the quintet Tubby extended his virtuosity to exquisitely chorded four part harmony renditions of songs such as But Beautiful and Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most, but while many observers found Tubby to be far more limited (and often more lyrical) upon this second instrument, there are plenty of on-record examples of a far harder hitting approach to the vibes. The title track of Down In the Village contains a technically impeccable solo, with many of Hayes’ familiar tenor phrases woven into its fabric. However, although Tubby could have easily secured his reputation on vibes alone, he eventually abandoned the instrument in 1966.
Tubby Hayes, Ronnie Scott- Tenor Sax
Terry Shannon- Piano
Jeff Clyne- Bass
Bill Eyden- Drums
01. Mirage 5:30
02. After Tea 7:55
03. Stop The World I Want To Get Off 3:49
04. In Salah 4:04
05. Star Eyes 4:11
06. The Monk 4:40
07. My Funny Valentine 6:21
08. Day In Day Out 6:04

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