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The Complete Tempo Recordings 1955-59

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
This whopping six-disc set comprises the early bop and hard bop solo output of tenor saxophone giant and bandleader (as well as a pianist and vibraphonist) Tubby Hayes, one of a handful of players who put British jazz on the map in the 1950s. Admired by American and European players alike, he stands as one of the great masters of the horn, period. Some of the other notable players that recorded with him during this historic period are trumpeters Jimmy Deuchar and Dickie Hawdon, bassist Pete Blannin, drummers Lennie Breslaw and Tony Crombie, and, of course, saxophonist Ronnie Scott, to name a few. The first two discs here are almost entirely devoted to the Tubby Hayes ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
This whopping six-disc set comprises the early bop and hard bop solo output of tenor saxophone giant and bandleader (as well as a pianist and vibraphonist) Tubby Hayes, one of a handful of players who put British jazz on the map in the 1950s. Admired by American and European players alike, he stands as one of the great masters of the horn, period. Some of the other notable players that recorded with him during this historic period are trumpeters Jimmy Deuchar and Dickie Hawdon, bassist Pete Blannin, drummers Lennie Breslaw and Tony Crombie, and, of course, saxophonist Ronnie Scott, to name a few. The first two discs here are almost entirely devoted to the Tubby Hayes Orchestra (actually an octet), whose dates were released on 7" EPs as well as the LPs British Modern Jazz Scene 1956 and After Lights Out. The second also contains two tracks from the early Jazz Couriers, released on the historic Jazz at the Flamingo, recorded during in the summer of 1956. Disc three begins in 1957 with the album Tubby Hayes and the Jazz Couriers Featuring Ronnie Scott, recorded on August 8, as well as an alternate of "On a Misty Night" from a Tempo anthology. It is followed by four cuts -- including Hayes' killer "Plebus" from an August 15 session -- and capped off by a live date in February of 1958 that featured the band playing a spirited read of Scott's "Some of My Best Friends Are Blues" that carries over to the rest of the record, The Jazz Couriers in Concert, on disc four. The remainder contains the EP The Eighth Wonder -- Hayes also plays baritone, alto, vibes, and piano on the record -- with bassist Phil Bates and drummer Bill Eyden. It also includes six of the eight tracks from The Couriers of Jazz; the remaining two kick off disc five. The full-length London Jazz Quartet album is here, as well as the first half of the Jazz Couriers' The Last Word, from 1959. Disc six contains the final three jams from that album, which features a dynamite reading of George Gershwin's "Love Walked In." The last album in this set is Tubby's Groove, recorded in December 1959 with Jazz Couriers pianist Terry Shannon and drummer Phil Seaman, along with new bassist Jeff Clyne. The sound on this set is excellent; the music was remastered from original tapes, not vinyl. While it's worthy of complaint that the original albums are not presented wholly together, separated by discs, it's actually minor. Also included is a brilliant liner essay by British saxophonist Simon Spillett that's not only full of historical data, but cultural insight. This is a tremendous package from Acrobat and well recommended to Hayes fans and jazz enthusiasts.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/9/2013
  • Label: Acrobat
  • UPC: 824046600228
  • Catalog Number: 6002
  • Sales rank: 21,032

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Jordu (3:43)
  2. 2 Orient Line (2:45)
  3. 3 May Ray (2:30)
  4. 4 Monsoon (3:26)
  5. 5 I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart (3:44)
  6. 6 Sophisticated Lady (3:45)
  7. 7 Deuces Wild (3:44)
  8. 8 Fidelius (3:03)
  9. 9 Tootsie Roll (2:58)
  10. 10 Dance of the Aerophragytes - The Tubby Hayes Quartet (2:41)
  11. 11 There's No You - The Tubby Hayes Quartet (3:23)
  12. 12 Imagination - The Tubby Hayes Quartet (3:42)
  13. 13 Peace Pipe - The Tubby Hayes Quartet (3:37)
  14. 14 Evil Eyes - The Tubby Hayes Quartet (2:47)
  15. 15 There'll Never Be Another You - The Tubby Hayes Quartet (3:29)
  16. 16 Opus De Funk - The Tubby Hayes Quartet (2:57)
  17. 17 Straight Life - The Tubby Hayes Quartet (4:16)
  18. 18 Medley: The Little Giant/Orient Line (5:37)
  19. 19 Plymouth Rock (4:31)
  20. 20 Room 608 (5:40)
  21. 21 Doggin' Around (4:43)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Sophisticated Lady (4:45)
  2. 2 Mambo Tittoro (3:51)
  3. 3 I'll Remember April (2:40)
  4. 4 Ode To Ernie - The Tubby Hayes Quintet (3:14)
  5. 5 Foolin' Myself - The Tubby Hayes Quintet (3:47)
  6. 6 No, I Woodyn't - The Tubby Hayes Quintet (4:50)
  7. 7 Message To the Messengers - The Tubby Hayes Quintet (6:12)
  8. 8 Hall Hears the Blues - The Tubby Hayes Quintet (9:36)
  9. 9 Nicole - The Tubby Hayes Quintet (14:21)
  10. 10 Introduction by Tony Hall/A Night in Tunisia - Jazz At the Flamingo (9:33)
  11. 11 Laker's Day - Jazz At the Flamingo (9:47)
Disc 3
  1. 1 The Theme/Through the Night Roared the Overland Express - Ronnie Scott (6:51)
  2. 2 Royal Ascot - Ronnie Scott (5:30)
  3. 3 On a Misty Night - Ronnie Scott (5:06)
  4. 4 On a Misty Night - Ronnie Scott (4:55)
  5. 5 Cheek To Cheek/the Theme - Ronnie Scott (4:23)
  6. 6 Oh, My! - Ronnie Scott (4:47)
  7. 7 Plebus - Ronnie Scott (5:26)
  8. 8 Reunion - Ronnie Scott (5:00)
  9. 9 A Foggy Day - Ronnie Scott (7:24)
  10. 10 Introduction By Tony Hall/What is This Thing Called Love? - The Jazz Couriers (6:08)
  11. 11 Some of My Best Friends Are Blues - The Jazz Couriers (5:27)
Disc 4
  1. 1 The Serpent - The Jazz Couriers (7:45)
  2. 2 Guys and Dolls - The Jazz Couriers (9:00)
  3. 3 Time Was - The Jazz Couriers (3:17)
  4. 4 Speak Low - The Jazz Couriers (4:57)
  5. 5 Cheek To Cheek - The Jazz Couriers (3:56)
  6. 6 Time Was (3:37)
  7. 7 Blues For Those Who Thus Desire (5:46)
  8. 8 The Eighth Wonder (2:41)
  9. 9 Mirage - The Jazz Couriers (5:26)
  10. 10 After Tea - The Jazz Couriers (7:53)
  11. 11 Stop the World, I Want To Get Off! - The Jazz Couriers (3:49)
  12. 12 In Salah - The Jazz Couriers (4:03)
  13. 13 Star Eyes - The Jazz Couriers (4:10)
  14. 14 The Monk - The Jazz Couriers (4:37)
Disc 5
  1. 1 My Funny Valentine - The Jazz Couriers (6:19)
  2. 2 Day In, Day Out - The Jazz Couriers (6:03)
  3. 3 Wait and See - London Jazz Quartet (3:20)
  4. 4 The Toff - London Jazz Quartet (3:34)
  5. 5 Lakeland - London Jazz Quartet (3:05)
  6. 6 Sadie's Song - London Jazz Quartet (2:52)
  7. 7 Copper On the Beat - London Jazz Quartet (2:33)
  8. 8 Let Nature Take Its Course - London Jazz Quartet (2:42)
  9. 9 Slick Riff - London Jazz Quartet (2:23)
  10. 10 Big Ben Bounce - London Jazz Quartet (2:55)
  11. 11 Mirage - London Jazz Quartet (2:53)
  12. 12 Autumn In Cuba - London Jazz Quartet (3:20)
  13. 13 Fishin' the Blues - London Jazz Quartet (3:17)
  14. 14 Cheekie Chappie - London Jazz Quartet (2:45)
  15. 15 London Lament - London Jazz Quartet (2:35)
  16. 16 The Baron - London Jazz Quartet (2:45)
  17. 17 If This Isn't Love - The Jazz Couriers (5:51)
  18. 18 Easy To Love - The Jazz Couriers (2:50)
  19. 19 Whisper Not - The Jazz Couriers (3:10)
  20. 20 Autumn Leaves - The Jazz Couriers (4:36)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Too Close For Comfort - The Jazz Couriers (5:38)
  2. 2 Yesterdays - The Jazz Couriers (7:25)
  3. 3 Love Walked In - The Jazz Couriers (3:53)
  4. 4 Tin Tin Deo - The Tubby Hayes Quartet (9:34)
  5. 5 Embers - The Tubby Hayes Quartet (5:13)
  6. 6 Like Someone In Love - The Tubby Hayes Quartet (5:52)
  7. 7 The Surrey With the Fringe On Top - The Tubby Hayes Quartet (6:14)
  8. 8 Sunny Monday - The Tubby Hayes Quartet (7:47)
  9. 9 Blue Hayes - The Tubby Hayes Quartet (5:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tubby Hayes Primary Artist, Flute, Piano, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Vibes
Tony Crombie Piano, Drums
Jimmy Deuchar Trumpet
Ronnie Scott Tenor Saxophone
Pete Blannin Bass
Alan Branscombe Piano, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Vibes
Lennie Bush Bass
Jeff Clyne Bass
Bill Eyden Drums, Timpani
Jack Fallon Bass
Ian Hamer Trumpet
Dickie Hawdon Trumpet
Harry Klein Baritone Saxophone
Kenny Napper Bass
Terry Shannon Piano, Celeste
Bobby Breen Percussion, Vocals
Harry South Piano
Pete Elderfield Bass
Lenny Breslaw Drums
Phil Seamen Drums
Phil Bates Bass
Mike Senn Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Dave Usden Trumpet
Jackie Sharpe Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Kurt Weill Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Mose Allison Composer
Tadd Dameron Composer
Victor Feldman Composer
Stan Getz Composer
Dizzy Gillespie Composer
Tubby Hayes Composer
Hank Mobley Composer
Horace Silver Composer
Sonny Stitt Composer
Tony Crombie Composer
Jimmy Deuchar Composer
Neal Hefti Composer
Tony Kinsey Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Ronnie Scott Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Ogden Nash Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Frank Loesser Composer
Jerry Bock Composer
Rube Bloom Composer
Johnny Burke Composer
Alan Clare Composer
Gene DePaul Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Ernie Wilkins Composer
Herschel Evans Composer
Walter Fuller Composer
Allan Ganley Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Benny Golson Composer
Mack Gordon Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Otto Harbach Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Burton Lane Composer
Jack Lawrence Composer
Johnny Mandel Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Frank Paparelli Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Jacques Prévert Composer
Don Raye Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Harry Warren Composer
George David Weiss Composer
Edgar Battle Composer
Harry South Composer
Joseph Kosma Composer
Henry Nemo Composer
Patricia Johnston Composer
Peter Tinturin Composer
Gabriel Luna Composer
Harold Smart Composer
Simon Spillett Liner Notes
Sydney Jordan Composer
John Hines Composer
Harold Hopper Composer
Tony Hall Original Session Supervision
Lawrence Holofcener Composer
Thomas Adair Composer
Sidney Russell Composer
Larry Coleman Composer
Howard Robert Composer
Bill Sage Composer
Miguel Prada Composer
Mannie Greenfield Original Session Supervision
Luciano Gonzalez Composer
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