One of England's finest jazz musicians, Tubby Hayes was a superior tenor saxophonist who was also quite capable on vibes and flute. This fine LP gives one an overview of Hayes on a variety of mostly previously unissued selections. Hayes plays vibes behind fellow tenor Ronnie Scott on two numbers from the 1957-59 period, is heard with the Harry South Orchestra, heads a quartet that also includes pianist Victor Feldman, leads three versions of his big band, and on his very last recording (Apr. 1972), he plays "I Thought About You" with a quartet. This album is an excellent introduction to Tubby Hayes, an excellent musician in danger of being forgotten due to his early death.
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