Tubby Hayes: The Fontana Albums (1961-69) Universal/Decca 2019


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Suspicious plain package arrives by courier for LJC, driver speeds away. Bomb squad put on standby.  Shortly afterwards, British Jazz Explosion follows. Opening the package revealed a red sealed box with carefully taped edges, inside, tightly packed with eleven replica … Continue reading

Tubby Hayes: Grits, Beans And Greens: The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 (2019) Universal


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Selection: Rumpus (Hayes) .  .  . Artists: Tubby Hayes, tenor sax; Mike Pyne, piano; Ron Mathewson, bass; Spike Wells, drums. Recorded at Philips Studios, Stanhope Place, London, Tuesday June 24th, 1969, 10.30am – 1.30pm – producer: Terry Brown; engineer: David … Continue reading

Michael Garrick Sextet: Prelude to Heart Is A Lotus (1968) Gearbox (2015) – updated


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Selection: Sweet and Sugary Candy (12:26) .  .  . Selection, a quintessentially British jaunty swinger, worthy of Tubby at Ronnies. Artists Michael Garrick – piano, harpsichord, celeste; Don Rendell – soprano and alto sax, flute; Ian Carr – trumpet; Coleridge … Continue reading

Don Rendell: BBC Jazz For Moderns (with extra helpings)


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This modern Gearbox 10″ record of British ’60s tenor giant Don Rendell comes in only one portion size: Small. With a lengthy run-out groove, and only a couple of inches of vinyl dedicated to music, and importantly, pressed at 45 rpm (something  not disclosed on … Continue reading