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Tubby Hayes

Among England’s best jazz musicians from the 1950s and ’60s, Tubby Hayes was an excellent hard bop stylist on tenor and occasionally vibes and flute. A specialist at 15, Hayes used Kenny Baker and in the best rings of Ambrose, Vic Lewis, and Jack port Parnell during 1951-1955. He led his very own group from then on, and began doubling on vibes in 1956. Hayes co-led the Jazz Couriers with Ronnie Scott (1957-1959), and made an appearance in the U.S. several times during 1961-1965. He going his very own big music group in London, sat along with Duke Ellington’s Orchestra in 1964, and was highlighted at many Western european festivals. Heart difficulty compelled him out of actions during 1969-1971, and triggered his premature loss of life. Tubby Hayes led periods for Tempo (1955-1959), London, Jazzland (1959), Fontana, Epic (a 1961 time with Clark Terry and Horace Parlan), Smash (a 1962 record which matched up him with Adam Moody and Roland Kirk), 77, Spotlite, and Mole.

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