3-21-12 Listening to something new…Tubby Hayes!
Soul singer Solomon Burke born 1936, Johann Sebastian Bach born 1685; R&B.
It’s not everyday that I get to hear something entirely new to me. One such wonderful record that I recently got a CD issue of is TubbyHayes “Down In The Village” from 1962, recently released by Universal Japan. Classic British jazz! A live recording, and very impressive.
The only person I recognized on this album was the piano player, Mr. Gordon Beck – who appeared on Dick Heckstall-Smith’s wonderful solo album, “A Story Ended”.
Tubby Hayes was a rather interesting person in British jazz – I remember hearing older British guys talking about him, but at that time (the 70’s) – I had never heard or heard of Mr. Tubby Hayes.
Per Wikipedia, Mr. Hayes arranged and played on the debut album by Family, “Music In A Doll’s House” (1968).