Tubby Hayes

Tubby (Edward Brian) Hayes was one of Britain's finest tenor sax players, Jazz musicians and composers. He co-led the successful Jazz Couriers with Ronnie Scott from 1957 to 1959. He led several distinguished quartets and was the first British contemporary to appear at regular intervals in the USA. One of his most distinguished quartets came in the late 1950's, a group which included Terry Shannon, Jeff Clyne, Phil Seaman or Bill Eyden. Another in the 1960's included Ron Mathewson, Tony Levin and Mike Pyne.

Hayes who was arguably the most prodigiously talented jazz multi-instrumentalist the British Isles has ever produced. He played vibes, flute, soprano, alto and baritone sax, piano, clarinet, bass clarinet and tympani, but was best known for his coruscating tenor saxophone work. He was also a talented composer and arranger.

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Albums

Symphony – The Lost Session
Symphony – The Lost...
Acrobat Music
2015
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The Syndicate - Live At The Hopbine 1968 Vol. 1
The Syndicate - Live...
Gearbox Records
2015
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Without a Song – Rare Live Recordings 1954-73
Without a Song –...
Acrobat Music
2014
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Tubby Hayes: Seven Steps to Heaven - Live at the Hopbine 1972
Tubby Hayes: Seven...
Gearbox Records
2013
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Tubby`s New Groove
Fontana
2013
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Three Classic Albums...
Fontana
2010
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