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Tubby Hayes Fontana Vinyl Box Forthcoming

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Whilst perusing the ‘news’ section on the Jazzwise Mag site it would appear that there is not only a forthcoming ‘new’ Tubby Hayes Fontana album from 1969 coming out (a major new work, apparently) but also a box set in the works comprising all of Tubby’s Fontana albums newly remastered and presumably with a load of out-takes. Gearbox Records is mentioned so presumably vinyl, no doubt CDs and downloads to follow, as per Rendell/Carr.

This is really fantastic news - the box will also have booklet notes by Hayes Authority Simon Spillett.

http://www.jazzwisemagazine.com/breaking-news/15253-major-unreleased-tubby-hayes-fontana-album-crowns-11lp-box

 

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http://www.jazzwisemagazine.com/images/Tubby-Hayes-August-1970-photographer-unknown--Simon-Spillett.jpg

If that's Tubby Hayes, he was a lot thinner than I thought he was.

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8 minutes ago, Kevin Bresnahan said:

http://www.jazzwisemagazine.com/images/Tubby-Hayes-August-1970-photographer-unknown--Simon-Spillett.jpg

If that's Tubby Hayes, he was a lot thinner than I thought he was.

Uncharacteristic photo. This is how I remember him:

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19 minutes ago, Kevin Bresnahan said:

http://www.jazzwisemagazine.com/images/Tubby-Hayes-August-1970-photographer-unknown--Simon-Spillett.jpg

If that's Tubby Hayes, he was a lot thinner than I thought he was.

Late 60s shot, at the time of his major illness.

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Grits, Beans And Greens: The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969

1CD, 1LP & Digital. 5 tracks of what would have been the final album

1. For Members Only (take 2) [6.26]
2. Grits, Beans and Greens (take 4) [6.09]
3. Rumpus (take 1) [7.30]
4. You Know I Care (take 2)
5. Where Am I Going? (take 3) [9.16]

Philips Studios, Stanhope Place, London, Tuesday June 24th, 1969
10.30am – 1.30pm

Tubby Hayes (tenor sax); Mike Pyne (piano); Ron Mathewson (bass); Spike Wells (drums)
Producer: Terry Brown
Engineer: David Voyde

Grits, Beans And Greens: The Lost Fontana Studio Sessions 1969 [Complete Sessions]

2CD Deluxe + digital. The complete sessions. 18 tracks including alt. takes, studio chatter + the May 1969 studio session (with Louis Stewart on guitar). In recording date & tape order.

CD1
1. Where Am I Going – (Take 1) May 27th, 1969 [08:27]*
2. Where Am I Going – (Take 2) May 27th, 1969 [07:37]*
3. Where Am I Going – (Take 3) May 27th, 1969 [08:03]*
4. Grits, Beans and Greens – (Take 1) [05:44]
5. For Members Only – (Take 1) [07:25]
6. Where Am I Going? – (Take 1) Breakdown [04:18]
7. For Members Only – (Take 2) Full Version [06:34]

CD2
1. Where Am I Going – (Take 2) [06:18]
2. Grits, Beans and Greens – (Take 2) Breakdown [00:57]
3. Grits, Beans and Greens – (Take 3) [06:21]
4. Rumpus – (Take 1) Full Version [07:45]
5. Where Am I Going – (Take 3) Full Version [09:41]
6. Rumpus – (Take 2) Breakdown [00:31]
7. Rumpus – (Take 3) Breakdown [00:17]
8. Rumpus – (Take 4) [07:22]
9. Grits, Beans and Greens – (Take 4) Full Version [06:19]
10. You Know I Care – (Take 1) Breakdown [01:06]
11. You Know I Care – (Take 2) Full Version [07:05]

* recorded at Philips Studios, Stanhope Place, London, May 27th, 1969
Tubby Hayes (tenor sax); Louis Stewart (guitar); Ron Mathewson (bass); Spike Wells (drums)

Remaining tracks recorded at Philips Studios, Stanhope Place, London, June 24th, 1969
Tubby Hayes (tenor sax); Mike Pyne (piano); Ron Mathewson (bass); Spike Wells (drums)

Producer: Terry Brown
Engineer: David Voyde

All compositions by Edward Brian ‘Tubby’ Hayes except for:
You Know I Care – written by Columbus Calvin ‘Duke’ Pearson
Where Am I Going – written by by Seymour Kaufman aka Cy Coleman/Carolyn Leigh
All arrangements by Edward Brian ‘Tubby’ Hayes

--

source (more text there): https://www.udiscovermusic.com/news/jazz-saxophonist-tubby-hayes-lost-masterpiece-1969-release/

 

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Posted (edited)

Simon Spillett mentions this ‘lost’ session for Fontana with the Louis Stewart lineup in his bio. Great that it is finally to be released, in full. That particular band was very fine indeed.

Incidentally, just listening to Tubby in his unlikely 1965 big band recording with Friedrich Gulda. Good stuff !

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Posted (edited)

Incidentally, the 11LP box set will presumably include ‘The Orchestra’, Tubby’s final  Fontana LP release back in the day. I don’t think that one has ever been reissued - maybe in Japan on limited issue but if so I haven’t seen it. That one is a very pleasant LP, although obviously aimed at the easy-listening market.

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Posted (edited)

I guess the success of the 6LP Rendell/Carr release has impressed the suits at Universal enough to take a punt. No doubt very limited run.

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yeah, it's not on the Dusty site yet but I'll keep my eye out.

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43 minutes ago, clifford_thornton said:

yeah, it's not on the Dusty site yet but I'll keep my eye out.

 I’ll keep all 10 of mine scanning the horizon for this one. Not to be missed ! :)

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So that 2 CD set is all unissued??

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And on top of it one composition by Columbus Calvin "Duke" Pearson - never knew that was his "real" name!!

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I’ll definitely be interested in springing for the box set if/when it’s released in CD format.

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