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  • Audio CD (24 Oct. 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Fontana
  • ASIN: B000A6QWF6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 431,939 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Afternoon In Paris (Roland Kirk)
  2. Alone Together (Roland Kirk)
  3. For Heaven's Sake (Sam Jones)
  4. I See With My Third I (Roland Kirk)
  5. If I Had You (Roland Kirk)
  6. Lady E (Roland Kirk)
  7. Stitt's Tune (Tubby Hayes And The All Stars)

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Format: Audio CD
A Saturday morning in June 1962 and Tubby Hayes arrives at the recording studio on West 48th Street in New York City. A session has been slated for later that day with a pick-up group. None of the group has been aware of the date until the night before. One by one they wander in. All have been playing spots in various clubs until the early hours. Introductions are made. One member wonders who Tubby Hayes is, asks if he's a rock `n' roll singer. This is Jimmy Gloomy, not his real name, as he probably shouldn't be there at all - contractual reasons. Memories of Louis Armstrong: "It wasn't me, sir. I won't do it again". Midday arrives and producer Quincy Jones suggests maybe they get started. But what to play? They don't have a play list, have never rehearsed. Apart from pianist Walter Bishop Jnr, Tubbs has never met any of them. Quincy suggests they warm up with a blues, and they choose `Stitt's Tune`, the theme of Tubb's old band The Jazz Couriers - Tubbs and Gloomy on tenor sax, Roland Kirk providing counter melody on manzello and stritch, his customary hybrid horns. Next it's a minor blues - a Kirk original `I See With My Third "I"', then a ballad medley, including `Alone Together', one of Tubbs' favourites. Next Tubbs switches to vibes for `Afternoon In Paris', with solos from Kirk and Gloomy on tenors and Bishop on piano, and an unrehearsed coda from one-man brass section Kirk on tenor, manzello and stritch. They round off the session with another Kirk original `Lady "E"', with Tubbs still on vibes and Kirk on flute. And then they're through. Just time for bassist and drummer Sam Jones and Louis Hayes to get to Birdland and Kirk to the Five Spot for their first sets, and for Tubbs to return to the UK. In the space of just a few short hours they've recorded an exciting and memorable jazz album. That's how it was and them were the days.
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1. Five tracks t.t. 35:48. Too short! A 1962 session.
2. Three blues-based tracks, one medley of three tunes.
3. Tubby has a ts-solo on #1,2,4,5/2 =(second title of the medley: Alone Together.)
and vbs on #3. His solo's are well balanced and attractive.
4. "Jimmy Gloomy" is James Moody and plays ts.. Roland Kirk: ts, manzello,
stritch, flute.(a manzello is a Bflat soprano, a stritch is a straight alto) Bisshop:p . Louis Hayes:d
Roland Kirk as well as Gloomy and Bisshop play some nice solo's. Not stunning.
Sam Jones, a renowned bass player, has a good solo on #4.
Kirk plays on the last track without reed on the sax. Smart, but not my
cup of tea.
5. As for me, Tubby is the only one who really can capture my attention.
6. Recording quality: mediocre, despite recorded in New York.
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