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REDI-GEA-7086xThe Jazz Couriers
Live in Morecambe 1959 - Tippin'An award-winning previously unreleased live performance from the formidable quintet co-led by Tubby Hayes and Ronnie Scott for two and half years at the close of the 1950's. The four recordings are without a doubt some of the finest examples of Hayes' art to have yet been discovered, and all the more remarkable for the circumstances in which they were recorded."Best unearthed gem 2012' - New York City Jazz Record.1. Tippin'
2. For All We Know
4. Cherokee$25.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Tubby's New Groove (Pure Pleasure)
Over the past decade there has been a small avalanche of previously unreleased live recordings by the late, great Tubby Hayes, arguably the UKs most accomplished post-war jazz instrumentalist and a figure already accorded - quite rightly - legendary status. Each has added much to our knowledge of Tubby's musical activities outside the recording studio, but this new release unearths a session which had lain forgotten since 1959 and which significantly is an addendum to what has long been seen as Tubby's first album masterpiece Tubby's Groove. Indeed the music contained on this LP is among the most significant pieces of British jazz history to have been discovered in a long, long time.
This new LP is every bit the equal of the original album and, as previously stated, in parts the music even outstrips its predecessor. Regardless of provenance these rediscovered recordings are, in this writer's opinion, some of the most important of Tubby Hayes career and will doubtless only add to our appreciation and admiration of a player who was truly deserving of the status of world-class. Over fifty years on, Tubby's immense musicianship, talent and creative charisma can still stun new listeners and this new album is the perfect introduction to a performer in whom we can still be proud.
- Tubby Hayes (tenor saxophone)
- Terry Shannon (piano)
- Jeff Clyne (bass)
- Phil Seaman (drums)
Recording: December 1959 at DECCA Studios, London
About Pure Pleasure
At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.
During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.
A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.
We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.
We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.
To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.1. Tin Tin Deo
3. Supper At Phil's
5. Hook's Way
6. The Trolley Song$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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Tubby's Groove (On Sale)One of the greatest jazz musicians to ever come out of the UK, saxophonist Edward Brian "Tubby" Hayes began playing professionally when he was just 15 years old, quickly rising to stardom in the late 1950s as co-leader of the legendary Jazz Couriers alongside saxophonist Ronnie Scott. Recorded in December 1959-shortly after Scott left the Couriers to open his own club (the famed 'Ronnie Scott's' in Soho)-Tubby's Groove is widely considered to be one of his greatest studio albums. Here Tubbs plays in a quartet setting with former Couriers, Terry Shannon on piano and Jeff Clyne on bass, as well as the great Phil Seamen on drums. Although Tubby became ill and died at age 38, he was at this time still very much in his prime, as can be heard in his virtuoso playing on tracks like the opener "Tin Tin Deo" and "Sunny Monday". He can also be heard playing vibes on his own "Embers".1. Tin Tin Deo
3. Like Someone In Love
4. The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
5. Sunny Monday
6. Blue Hayes$27.99 $22.11 Save $5.88 (21%)180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDI-GEA-7307xTubby Hayes Quartet
Live at the Hopbine 1968 Vol. 1
Curated, Analogue Mastered And Cut At Gearbox Studio
This major new release is a previously unavailable live performance from a great Tubby Hayes lineup that never made a commercially available album.
Recorded on 5th December 1968 by Ted Lyons at the legendary Hopbine in North Wembley, 'The Syndicate' reveals Hayes' new quartet that featured the spectacular Dublin born guitarist Louis Stewart and 22 year old drummer Spike Wells, with Kenny Baldock standing in for regular double bassist Ron Mathewson.
With detailed sleeve notes by tenor saxophonist and Hayes biographer Simon Spillett, The Syndicate now fills an aching gap in Hayes' discography and our understanding of his remarkable musical journey.1. The Syndicate
2.The Gentle Rain
3. Gingerbread Boy
4. The Inner Splurge$25.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDI-GEA-7222xTubby Hayes Quartet
Seven Steps To Heaven: Live At The Hopbine 1972
Curated, Analogue Mastered And Cut At Gearbox Studio
The first ever commercial release of an important late period Tubby Hayes performance that fully captures the more restrained and subtler side of his robust talent. Recorded by Bill Hugkulstone at The Hopbine, London on Tuesday 2nd May 1972.
Tubby Hayes - tenor saxophone, flute
Mike Pyne - piano
Daryl Runswick - bass
Tony Oxley - drums1. Someday My Prince Will Come
2. Seven Steps To Heaven
3. Alone Together$25.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDI-GEA-7499xTubby Hayes Quartet
Modes and Blues: 8th February 1964
Live At Ronnie Scott's
This is a previously unreleased mono recording of Modes and Blues from the Tubby Hayes Quintet's weekly Ronnie Scott's residency on 8th February 1964. Regarded as one of the masterworks of British modern jazz, Modes and Blues shows the Quintet at the very height of its powers, channelling the new musical flavours and inspiration that Tubby Hayes had absorbed from the cutting edge of jazz and the new directions of John Coltrane.
Recorded with Hayes' approval by Les Tomkins on his Ferrograph tape recorder, this is one of the most engrossing of all his stretch-out epics. Hayes digs in deep with marathon and breathtaking soloing, trumpeter Jimmy Deuchar delivers his characteristically lyrical improvisation, and there's dynamic interplay and drive from the great Terry Shannon, Freddy Logan and Allan Ganley rhythm section.
The Quintet had barely a few months left to run at the time of this performance, splitting in August 1964, fearing its music had atrophied into self-parody. Modes and Blues is among its many triumphs, a performance that shows how high the band had set the aspirational bar for British modernism, and, as such, is as much a cultural document as a musical souvenir.1. Modes and Blues (Part One)
2. Modes and Blues (Part Two)$25.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
Introducing TubbsThe Late One
Love Walked In
Falling In Love With Love
The Folks Who Live On The Hill
Wonderful! Wonderful!$14.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
An Evening With Mr PercussionLimited Edition
Only 500 Copies Made
Mono Version. An Evening With Tony Kinsey' was originally released in 1961 on legendary UK jazz label, Tempo and features Tubby Hayes playing throughout with Bill Le Sage on piano/vibes, Jimmy Deuchar on trumpet and Lennie Bush on bass. Tony Kinsey was a key figure in British post-war modern jazz and as resident band leader at the Flamingo was at the heart of the Soho jazz scene.
The LP is pressed on high quality 180g vinyl and is housed in '50s/'60s period style 'flip back' glossy sleeve.1. Weber the Great
2. World of Blue
3. Girl In Blue
6. What a Gas!
7. Runnymede Groove
8. Portrait$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now