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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK 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 ...

Tubby Hayes: A Man In A Hurry

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Tubby Hayes
A Man In A Hurry
Mono Media Films
2015

Tubby Hayes -the finest jazz musician Britain ever produced and one of the unheralded greats of the genre. Powerful claims, but there are plenty of jazz fans (not only in the UK) who're in favor of both of them: ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Will The Real Joe Harriott Please Stand Up?

Read "Will The Real Joe Harriott Please Stand Up?" reviewed by Duncan Heining

The Jamaican saxophhonist Joe Harriott was, without doubt, one of the most important and innovative jazz musicians to emerge in Britain in the fifties and early sixties. He arrived in Britain in 1951 with Ozzie Da Costa's band, which was en route for an engagement in Germany playing US army bases. Much to his erstwhile boss's ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Simon Spillett: Introducing Simon Spillett

Read "Introducing Simon Spillett" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Simon Spillett's debut album clearly marks his preferred territory. Taking his cue from the late Tubby Hayes, he delivers the ten tracks as bold statements of intent and not merely space fillers. Spillett knows his music and has made an intelligent choice balancing barnstormers like the opener “Make Someone Happy with exquisitely sublime ballads “Spring Can ...