Tubby Hayes: Dancing in the Dark – review by John Fordham

 

The Savage-Solveig label devotes itself to the archive of previously unreleased live material by the dazzling British sax star of the 50s and 60s, Edward Brian "Tubby" Hayes. This session finds the bop virtuoso at Nottingham's Dancing Slipper club (a favourite haunt of a jazz-loving teenager who would become Kenneth Clarke MP) on 12 February 1964, during a week in which Hayes even deputised for an alcoholically indisposed Paul Gonsalves in Duke Ellington's touring band

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