23 January 2007
TUBBY HAYES - TUBBS' TOURS
More fantastic British Jazz from Tubby and the boys cut for Fontana in 1964.One of my favourite Tubby lps along with "Mexican Green" and"Equation in Rhythm"(a previous vinyl rip post from the early days of this blog - before the Tubby cd reissues fell from heaven!)this album really is a killer from W1.
To see a Youtube clip of Tubby in action live pay a visit to the acerbic dry wit of Alastairs Heart Monitor .This is a very funny and interesting blog encompassing a wide range of topics written by"Alastair" whose subjects stretch from Scotland to curry to politics to poets to football to jazz and much more besides-it's highly recommended reading.
Dusty Groove had this to say about it-and their superlatives are totally justified on this occasion! :
A stunning set from British tenor giant Tubby Hayes -- and the kind of record that shows that he had a vision and depth of playing that stretched far beyond his incredible ability to solo! The set's got Tubby leading a large ensemble, filled with some of the leading lights of the British scene of the time -- including Alan Branscombe, Peter King, Allan Ganley, Jimmie Deuchar, and Ronnie Ross. The players come together like magic -- hard-swinging with the rhythmic intensity of some of the best Saba/MPS sessions of this type, yet also breaking out with their own extremely strong voices. Tracks are all originals, filled with exotic twists and turns that make for plenty of modally-informed rhythms -- and titles include "Raga", "The Killers Of W1", "Sasa-Hivi", "Israel Nights", and "Pedro's Walk". Great stuff throughout, and more proof that the Brit jazz scene of the 60s was a lot more swingin' than anyone over here ever gave it credit!
Ripped at 320 from the current Impressed reissue-so it's still available.