31 October 2009
TUBBT HAYES - TUBBS IN N.Y.
Tubby Hayes for Fontana from 1961.
Saxophone [Tenor] - Tubby Hayes; Bass - George Duvivier; Drums - Dave Bailey ;Piano - Horace Parlan ;
Trumpet - Clark Terry;Vibraphone - Eddie Costa
Another first in blogland for this British vinyl rarity at OIR with Tubbs keeping heavy company in NYC . Apparently there was legal wrangling about who owns the masters so don't hold your breath waiting for a cd issue.The last one got pulled pronto upon release in 1990.
The swaggering "A Pint Of Bitter" was my very first exposure to Hayes back in the early 80s - I just love that tune - but the rest is just as good with flat out romps through "Opus Ocean" and "Airegin" plus a wonderfuly swinging "Soon" . Nice!