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New Releases Including A Rare Live Recording Of Tubby Hayes From 1965

Read "New Releases Including A Rare Live Recording Of Tubby Hayes From 1965" reviewed by Bob Osborne

On this show music from Federico Solomiewicz, Dan Kurfirst, Glen Whitehead, Phil Venable, Barbara Thompson, Judge Schreber and Her Magic Band, Kaisa's Machine (Kaisa Mäensivu), Perforto, Nicky Schrire, Leandro Garcia, and the release of a new complete edition of a 1965 recording by Tubby Hayes.Playlist Show Intro 0:00 Federico Solomiewicz “Desde el sur" from Desde el sur (Numeral) 00:47 Dan Kurfirst “Birth Beats 2" from Arkinetics (Neuma Records) 07:25 Glen Whitehead “Pale Blue" from Pale Blue (Neuma Records) ...

Album Review

Tubby Hayes: No Blues: The Complete Hopbine '65

Read "No Blues: The Complete Hopbine '65" reviewed by Chris May

"Who the fuck are you?" said Tubby Hayes, encountering Ron Mathewson on the bandstand of London's Hopbine club an hour or so before the start of the gig which this album chronicles. “I'm the bassist," said just turned twenty-one year old Mathewson, who had been booked to deputise for the Hopbine's regular bassist that night. “Well, we'll see about that, won't we?" said Hayes. So began a relationship in which Mathewson ...

Radio & Podcasts

Tubby Hayes At The Hopbine And More

Read "Tubby Hayes At The Hopbine And More" reviewed by Bob Osborne

The featured album is a classic recording of Tubby Hayes, in blistering form, live at the Hopbine in London in 1969. Alongside this there are new releases from across the jazz world from Samuel Mosching, Chris Morrisey, Mario Laginha, Martin Freiberg, Jazz Station Big Band, John Hébert, Roddy Elias, Julieta Eugenio, and Bernie Senensky. Stunning improvisation comes from Paul Pignon, Camila Nebbia, Axel Filip, and Carmel Kleykens, and similarly, there are new explorations from Cooper-Moore and Stephen Gauci, plus an ...

Album Review

Tubby Hayes Quartet: The Complete Hopbine '69

Read "The Complete Hopbine '69" reviewed by Chris May

Of all the many talented jazz musicians who blazed trails in Britain in the late 1950s and 1960s, tenor saxophonist Tubby Hayes in 2022 stands among the tallest. Hayes, too, is one of a handful of British musicians of his generation who have been practically deified by some of the emergent young players who are currently invigorating the British scene. Hayes died tragically young, aged thirty-eight, in 1973, from heart disease exacerbated by heroin use. So his ...

Album Review

Splinters: Inclusivity

Read "Inclusivity" reviewed by Chris May

Archive label Jazz In Britain comes up with another winner. Inclusivity is a 3 x CD collection of the complete performances of Splinters, an all-star 1972 septet comprising three hard boppers, two radical experimentalists and two in-betweeners. They were tenor saxophonist and flautist Tubby Hayes, alto saxophonist Trevor Watts, trumpeter and flugelhornist Kenny Wheeler, pianist Stan Tracey, bassist Jeff Clyne and drummers Phil Seamen and John Stevens. The band assembled for just two London gigs five months apart. It made ...

Album Review

Tubby Hayes: Free Flight

Read "Free Flight" reviewed by Chris May

Tenor saxophonist, flautist, vibraphonist and composer Tubby Hayes, who died at the unconscionably young age of thirty-eight in 1973, was that rare thing among the first generation of British jazz musicians in the 1960s—a player who was taken seriously by the hippest American musicians and audiences. He visited New York in 1961 and 1964 for well-received seasons at the Half Note, and went to Los Angeles in 1965 for a run at Shelley's Manne-Hole. An uplifting player, a gifted composer ...

Album Review

Tubby Hayes: Split Kick - Live In Sweden 1972

Read "Split Kick - Live In Sweden 1972" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

The hits, as various unimaginative DJs keep reminding us, just keep on coming. So, too--or so it appears--do new albums of material from the late Tubby Hayes. Some of these Hayes albums are re-releases, some are “special editions" and some present us with previously unreleased tracks. Split Kick -Live In Sweden, 1972 is an example of the latter: six tunes which Hayes recorded for broadcast by Sveriges Radio. No hits in a “pop music" sense, but the tunes and Hayes' ...


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