Adventures in collecting "modern jazz": the classical music of America from the Fifties and Sixties, on original vinyl, on a budget, from England. And writing about it, since 2011. 100% coronavirus-free content.
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 … Continue reading →
Selection 1: Love Walked In (I & G Gershwin) First solo Tubby Hayes, second with the more abrasive tone, Ronnie Scott. Selection 2: If This Isn’t Love (Harburg-Lane) Artists Tubby Hayes (ts, vib & fl), Ronnie Scott (ts), Terry Shannon (p), … Continue reading →
Track Selection: Tin Tin Daeo Artists Tubby Hayes (ts, vib) Terry Shannon (p) Jeff Clyne (b) Phil Seamen (d) recorded London, England, December, 1959 Music : I’ll let boss man Simon Spillett lead on this: “I think it’s one of Tubby’s … Continue reading →
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 →
Track Selection:” A Message from the Messengers” > Artists Tubby Hayes (ts) Dickie Hawdon (t) Harry South (p) Pete Elderfield (b) Bill Eyden (d) recorded in London on July 17th, 1956 Music Tubby in super form. The track “Message to the Messengers” sounds like a … Continue reading →
Last Updated: January 27, 2018 Track Selection: The Serpent (Hayes) . . . Ronnie Scott (ts) Tubby Hayes (ts) Terry Shannon (p) Phil Bates (b) Bill Eyden (d) Live at the Dominion Theatre, Tottenham Court Road, London in 1957 Britain’s answer to the Jazz … Continue reading →
Selected Track: “Wilton’s Mood” I> Wilton Gaynair (ts) Terry Shannon (p) Kenny Napper (b) Bill Eyden (d) Recorded at Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London, August 26, 1959. The Tempo label is the UK’s premier division of British jazz pressings of the Fifties and early Sixties, … Continue reading →