<span style="font-size:1.5em"><span style="color:red">TUBBY HAYES BIG BAND 200% PROOF
<span style="font-size:1.17em">Label: Mastermix
Recorded in 1969, taken from BBC "Jazz Workshop" programme.
<span style="font-size:1.17em"><span style="color:orangered">One of Britain's top jazz musicians of the 1950s and '60s, Tubby Hayes was a fine hard bop stylist on tenor and occasionally vibes and flute. A professional at 15, Hayes played with Kenny Baker and in the big bands of Ambrose, Vic Lewis, and Jack Parnell during 1951-1955. He led his own group after that, and started doubling on vibes in 1956. Hayes co-led the Jazz Couriers with Ronnie Scott (1957-1959), and appeared in the U.S. a few times during 1961-1965. He headed his own big band in London, sat in... </span></span>