Many 10-inch jazz LPs have an aura about them but Ascenseur Pour L’échafaud seems to possess an even greater degree of je ne sais quoi. This tiny jewel of a collector’s item combines the hipness of New York’s pre-eminent modern jazz personality with the chic of French New Wave cinema.
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Ronnie Ross – Cleopatra’s Needle (Fontana SFJL 915)
Ronnie Ross is one of those musicians most people have never heard of but, unwittingly, they have probably heard at least one of his recordings.
Tubby Hayes – Tubbs in N.Y. (Fontana STFL 595)
Discographical Details Artist: Tubby Hayes. Title: Tubbs in N.Y. Label and Catalogue Number: Fontana STFL 595. Personnel: Tubby Hayes (tenor sax); Clark Terry (trumpet); Eddie Costa (vibes); Horace Parlan (piano); George Duvivier (bass); Dave Bailey (drums). Side 1: You for Me; A Pint of Bitter; Airegin. Side 2: Opus Ocean; Soon; Doxy. Recording Date: 3-4Continue reading “Tubby Hayes – Tubbs in N.Y. (Fontana STFL 595)”
This weekend would have seen the 81st birthday of Edward Brian “Tubby” Hayes, had he still been with us. Words like “under-appreciated”, neglected” or “overlooked” are perhaps applied to jazz musicians more than any other category of artist but in Hayes’ case they aren’t cliches. Such adjectives are perhaps more keenly felt by Hayes’ supportersContinue reading “Tubbs Week!”