Tubby and Simon

A great evening watching (again) the Tubby Hayes documentary A Man In A Hurry, followed by a set from the Simon Spillett Quartet. All in Hitchin.

Too many people have never heard (or even heard of) Tubby Hayes and they should. He was an extraordinarily talented musician who died far too young.

He was 38 when he died in 1973.

Simon Spillett has researched Tubby's life and made a great job it.

He also plays a mean tenor himself and takes Tubby's tunes and adds a bit of a modern feel. Especially with a quartet that is so young. It's fitting that young men should play and understand Hayes' music. It's not just about those of us older jazz lovers.