Tuesday, April 28, 2015

~ Tim Price Bloggin' For D'Addario Woodwinds- Les Tomkins interviews Tubby Hayes & Sal Nistico

LISTEN...TO THIS INTERVIEW OF TUBBY AND SAL ; Les Tomkins interviews Tubby Hayes & Sal Nistico ..Click here-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76d36R7Xcas THESE TWO TENOR PLAYERS.....Are two of the most important players ever!! A heads up to the young students out there- these are guys you should be closely listening to. Know your history! Must have- double CD featuring the British tenor giant Tubby Hayes, caught here in scintillating form live at the Ronnie Scott Club, London 1964. Sitting in with the maestro were visiting Americans Cat Anderson (in town with the Duke Ellington Orchestra) and tenor man Sal Nistico of the Woody Herman band together with the then rising young bass star Albert Stinson. Also on hand were the Swede Rolf Ericson (also with the Duke) and ace Scottish trumpeter Jimmy Deuchar - leader of the Quintet on Disc Two and a regular soul mate of Tubby's over the years. The double set is topped off with an interview of Tubby and Sal Nistico conducted by producer Les Tomkins. This is an excellent 2 disc set comprised of various live club dates from 1964 featuring Hayes. Tubby's playing is excellent throughout - However the highlight of this two disc set is the recording of "Stella By Starlight". Taken at a slightly up midtempo This is perhaps a rare glimpse into a phenomenal Jazz musician digging deep down and really stretching out. The pianist sits out during Tubby's solo and Hayes just practically burns the club down. Very interesting to hear him fill the spaces with just bass and drums. This is a solo where Hayes is totally exploring and pushing the boundries - particularly rhythmically - sounding at times a bit like Rollins - in his pianoless trio formats. Hayes had such tremendous drive - and played with near locomotive force - this is just astounding work. There is alot of other marvelous music in this two disc set but "Stella" alone is worth the price of admission. TODAY...this blog is about two giants I love...and you should too- any saxophonist worth their salt should be very aware of these guys.Sal was a teacher of mine and a very good friend and life long inspiration. To hear his voice here with Tubby is beyond words. ENJOY - - Tim Price....

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