The Long Shadow of the Little Giant - The Life, Work and Legacy of Tubby Hayes - Simon Spillett

The Long Shadow of the Little Giant - The Life, Work and Legacy of Tubby Hayes - Simon Spillett

The Lost Leader: The Legacy of Tubby Hayes

The Long Shadow of the Little Giant - The Life, Work and Legacy of Tubby Hayes - Simon Spillett

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Described by Jazzwise magazine as “the world’s leading Tubby-ologist”, Simon Spillett is an award-winning British jazz saxophonist and author. His performing accolades include winning the tenor saxophone category of the British Jazz Awards in 2011, scooping the Jazz Journal critic’s choice award for best new release of 2008 for his album ‘Sienna Red’ and securing a victory as ‘Rising Star’ in the 2007 British Jazz Awards. Alongside his career as one of the busiest musicians on the UK jazz circuit, recording, broadcasting and featuring at many major festivals, Simon is also a writer of note. He has collaborated with veteran British jazz legend Vic Ash on his autobiography (I Blew It My Way – Northway Books, 2006) and regularly contributes articles to magazines including Jazz Journal, Jazz Rag and Record Collector. His much-awaited biography of Tubby Hayes, The Long Shadow of The Little Giant, is to be published by Equinox in spring 2015. He has also provided sleeve notes for over sixty albums by artists ranging from Artie Shaw to Stan Tracey, as well as working with a variety of record labels compiling material for reissue. His main sphere of jazz interest is in the work of post-war British musicians and he has been praised for his “astuteness and expertise at marrying music and factual narrative” (BBC Music Magazine).

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A summary of Hayes’ legacy from 1973 to the present day and his place within British cultural history. Includes the opinions and reactions of musicians who worked with him and of players from later generations who have been inspired by his example, and an examination of the renewed interest in his work prompted by reissues of his albums and the discovery of previously unreleased recordings.

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Spillett, Simon. The Lost Leader: The Legacy of Tubby Hayes. The Long Shadow of the Little Giant - The Life, Work and Legacy of Tubby Hayes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 288-304 Apr 2015. ISBN 9781781791738. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=24032. Date accessed: 27 May 2017 doi: 10.1558/equinox.24032. Apr 2015

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