Tubby Hayes was a superior tenor saxophonist from England who played in the tradition of Zoot Sims and Al Cohn, with just a dash of Johnny Griffin and early John Coltrane.
This album finds Tubby holding his own with a top-notch swinging rhythm section (pianist Horace Parlan, bassist George Duvivier, and Dave Bailey) along with guests Clark Terry (on four of the ten selections) and vibraphonist Eddie Costa (on three songs).
Whether it be an up-tempo rendition of "Airegin" or a tender "You're My Everything," Tubby Hayes
shows that he is an underrated legend.
Personnel: Dave Bailey (drums) Eddie Costa (vibraphone) George Duvivier (bass) Tubby Hayes (saxophone) Horace Parlan (piano) Cark Terry (trumpet) Tracklist: 01. You for Me (Haines) 4.38 02. A Pint Of Bitter (Terry) 7.05 03. Airegin (Rollins) 8.59 04. Opus Ocean (Terry) 7.29 05. Soon (Gershwin) 7.44 06. Doxy (Rollins) 9.18