Tubby Hayes & The Downbeat Big Band

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    Southern Horizons (1959)Tubby Hayes & The Downbeat Big Band
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    East of the Sun (1959)Tubby Hayes & The Downbeat Big Band
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    The Scene Is CleanTubby Hayes & The Downbeat Big Band

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        One of England'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... Read more

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