Tubby Hayes: Jeff Kruger’s Jazz At The Flamingo (1956) Tempo

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Selection: Laker’s Day (Baseball and basketball fans may want to skip this section) . Tubby Hayes dedicates his second guest spot, Laker’s Day, to English cricketer Jim Laker  – who just that day had taken a record 19 wickets in one day against … Continue reading

Zoot Sims: Zoot at Ronnie Scott’s (1961) Fontana

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Selection: Love for Sale Artists: Zoot Sims (tenor sax),Stan Tracey (piano) Kenny Napper (bass) Jackie Dougan (drums), other tracks: Ronnie Scott (tenor sax) Jimmy Deuchar (trumpet),Harold McNair (alto sax & flute) Terry Shannon (piano) Jeff Clyne (bass) Phil Seamen (drums) … Continue reading

Stan Tracey: We Love You Madly (1968) EMI /Columbia Magic Notes

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Allergy advice: this record contains no Steve Hoffman or Music Matters engineering, but may contain traces of British Jazz nuts. Selection: Lay By (Ellington/Strayhorn) from Suite Thursday.Tony Coe pulling off a passable impersonation of a Paul Gonsalves smeared-sax  solo. . Another selection: In … Continue reading

The Jazz Makers: (1959) Ember

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A short break from American Jazz and a brief excursion into the embryonic British Jazz Scene of the late ’50s with an unlikely American connection. On a British label called Ember, often found in thrift shops, but which on this occasion turns up … Continue reading

Clarke – Boland: The Golden 8 (1961) Blue Note MM33

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Some weeks ago, I reviewed BLP 4092 The Golden Eight (Toshiba 1991 re). In an unexpected turn of events, I find myself reviewing it again. But this time no jokes about lederhosen: the more serious business of modern audiophile reissues. I previously declared … Continue reading

The British Jazz Explosion (1966-9) EMI Lansdowne

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Five Selections: your five-a-day portions of jazz, for a healthy listening diet. I provide a sample from an album, they provide a sample from an album, I figure if its good enough for them it’s good enough for me too. Artists: … Continue reading

The Brits are coming! Jimmy Deuchar, Victor Feldman (1955) Contemporary

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With Hogmanay fast approaching, it’s Brit-night at LJC. Up first a timely introduction to one of Scotland’s finest jazz exports, Jimmy Deuchar, in the company of some of Britain’s finest jazz musicians five decades ago. Following which you will be introduced … Continue reading

BBC Jazz Club (1956) Gearbox Records

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Time-taxis (we serve all era’s) : When to Guv’? “BBC Jazz Club, a stones throw from Piccadilly Circus… we’re late! …Ronnie Scotts, 1956 please cabbie, and step on it!! “Sorry guv, Health and Safety. Time Travel speed humps don’t permit me to “step … Continue reading

Joe Harriott: Free Form (1960) Jazzland

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Selection: Formation Artists: Shake Keane (trumpet) Joe Harriott (alto saxophone) Pat Smythe (piano) Coleridge Goode (bass) Phil Seamen (drums) recorded London, England, 1960 Music: Jamaica-born Joe Harriott was one of several Caribbean jazz musicians, including Dizzy Reece, Harold McNair, Harry Beckett and Wilton … Continue reading

Tony Kinsey: Jazz at The Flamingo (1957) Decca

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  Selection: Just Goofin’ Artists Joe Harriott (as) Pete Blannin  (b) Tony Kinsey (d)  Bill Le Sage (p,vib) Bob Efford (ts)Recorded London, May 16, 1957 Music There is a gibbet in the Tower of London reserved for anyone saying this, but there is only very … Continue reading

John Surman et al : Jazz in Britain 1968/9 Decca

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Selection 1: Shepherd Oak Selection 2 Bessie Artists John Surman (bars) Alan Skidmore (ts) Mike Osborne (as) Harry Becket (flgh)  Malcolm Griffith (trb) John Taylor (el-p) Harry Miller (el-b) Alan Jackson (d) (on Bessie, substitute Kenny Wheeler (flgh) Tony Oxley (d)) … Continue reading

Tommy Whittle: Why Not (1977) Jam Records

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Selection 1.Funk in a Deep Freeze (Mobley) – caution, record scratch for some revs early on, but hey, its one of the better tracks. Selection 2. Why Not (Whittle) Artists Tommy Whittle (ts) Tony Lee (p) Martin Drew (d) Tony Archer … Continue reading

Don Rendell Roarin’ (1961) Jazzland (UK)

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Selection 1: You Loomed Out Of Loch Ness (Rendell) Selection2: Manumission (Burch) Bonus Selection: Blue Monk (Monk) Artists Graham Bond (as) Tony Archer (b) Phil Kinorra (d) John Burch (p)  Don Rendell (ts)  Recorded at Star Sound Studios, London, June 17 and August … Continue reading

Tubby Hayes Late Spot at Scotts (1962) Fontana

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OK, I’ve set the Time Machine for 1962, London, Soho, we have tickets, buckle up! Starting our descent…1964…1963…1962…July… June… May ….19th…18th…17th….23:00 hours. We’re here! Gentlemen, conceal your mobile phones, please. Damn. It’s raining. Track Selection: Half a Sawbuck (8:22) . Fifty … Continue reading

Stan Tracey Jazz Suite (1965) Columbia

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Track Selection: llareggub  (“bugger all” spelt backwards, a typically Sixties conceit – naughty words “in code”) Artists Stan Tracey (p) Bobby Wellins (ts) Jeff Clyne (b) Jack Dougan(d) Music Time for a nice cup of tea and an excursion into … Continue reading

Tubby Hayes Little Giant of Jazz (1955) Imperial

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Track Selection 1:  Opus de Funk Selection 2: Straight Life Selection 3. Peace Pipe Artists Tubby Hayes (ts) Harry South (p) Pete Blannin (b) Bill Eyden (d) recorded at Decca Studios, Hampstead, London, England, July 29, 1955 Music: Recorded at the incredibly young … Continue reading

Tubby Hayes Down in The Village (1962) Fontana

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Track Selection 1: Johnny One Note London 2012 bonus! Track Selection 2. First Eleven Artists Freddy Logan (b) Allan Ganley (d) Gordon Beck (p) Tubby Hayes (ts,ss,vib) Jimmy Deuchar (t) recorded live at The Ronnie Scott Club, London on 17-18th … Continue reading

Tubby Hayes: Return Visit (1962) Fontana

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Last updated January 27, 2017 Previously posted as Japan modern reissue (track “If I had You medley”) record now upgraded to the original 1962 Fontana. Seemed a good excuse to post more Tubby Hayes. https://londonjazzcollector.wordpress.com/2012/02/02/tubby-hayes-return-visit-1962/ Track Selection: I See With My Third “I” (R. … Continue reading

Tubby Hayes Paul Gonsalves Change of Setting (1965)

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Track Selection: Don’t Fall Off The Bridge Artists Tony Coe (as,fl,ts), Tubby Hayes (ts,vib,fl), Paul Gonsalves, Ronnie Scott (ts), Jackie Sharpe (bs), Ray Nance (tp,vln,voc), Terry Shannon (p), John Lamb (b), Ronnie Stephenson (d). Recorded February 15th 1965, Lansdowne Studios, … Continue reading

Tubby Hayes Tubbs in N Y (1961) Fontana original

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ReBlog! Now 1961 Original Pressing!! Contains chase story!!! And lots of exclamation marks!!!! Previous post of Tubbs in NY on Philips late 60’s budget Wing Re-issue. Track Selection:  Soon (Gershwin) A gentle wistful George Gershwin ballad, injected with crack. Selection 2: Airegin (Rollins) Tubby sticks … Continue reading

Paul Gonsalves Humming Bird (1970)

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Track Selection 1: In a mellow Tone (Ellington) Track Selection 2. All the things you are Track 3> X O X (Stan Tracey piano) Artists Dave Green or Kenny Napper (b) Benny Goodman (not that one)  (d) Alan Branscombe or Stan Tracey … Continue reading

Tubby Hayes: Mexican Green (1967) Fontana

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Track Selection: Second City Steamer [audio https://londonjazzcollector.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/temp1-99.mp3 . Artists Tubby Hayes (ts,f) Mick Pyne (p) Ron Mathewson (b) Tony Levin (d) Recorded 2nd February and 7th March 1967, London Music: It’s Tubbs…what more do you need to know. A different … Continue reading

Zoot Sims “Solo for Zoot” quartet live (1961)

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Track Selection 1: Blues in E Flat Track Selection 2:  Autumn Leaves Ever since discovering the joys of “Autumn Leaves” on Adderley and Miles “Something Else” I cant resist it as a perfect foil for the saxophone soloist, with those wonderful … Continue reading

Tubby Hayes: The Couriers of Jazz (1958)

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Track Selection: Mirage Artists Tubby Hayes,  Ronnie Scott (ts) Terry Shannon (p) Jeff Clyne (b) Bill Eyden (d) recorded November 1958 Music Billed as “England’s Greatest Combo”. You mean those limeys have learned to play the saxophone? Jazz? “England’s Greatest” – … Continue reading

Victor Feldman “Transatlantic Alliance” (1957)

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Track Selection: “Four” (sextet) Artists Victor Feldman (p,vib); Dizzy Reece or Jimmy Deuchar (t) Tubby Hayes (bars) Ronnie Scott (ts) Lennie Bush, Lloyd Thompson, or Kenny Napper (b) Tony Crombie, Benny Goodman or Phil Seamen (d) Terry Shannon (p) recorded London, England, December 28, 1956 … Continue reading