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Tubby Hayes Quartet

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

Fontana / Decca Records



cd

Released: 26th Jul 2019

£12.99


180g lp

Released: 26th Jul 2019

£23.99


deluxe 2 cd set with alt takes + false starts + studio chatter

Released: 26th Jul 2019

£15.99


Thought to be either lost or destroyed until their recent rediscovery, these sessions are being hailed as among the very best work in the Hayes discography.

Hayes' biographer Simon Spillett explains “These sessions are absolute classics in every regard. It's an album that can sit equally alongside the best Coltrane, Rollins or Dexter Gordon LPs. It really is a lost masterpiece, make no mistake.” After his tragic death following open-heart surgery, aged just 38, in 1973, the tapes were simply filed away, eventually becoming mislaid as the label's archives went through a series of corporate buy-outs. The tapes were discovered when Polygram Catalogue Manager Richard Cook came across Hayes’ diary & noticed entries detailing a number of recording sessions. He subsequently trawled through the Polygram archives & made what was to be one of the most significant discoveries in jazz history when he came across the never-before-heard 1969 tapes.

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

Tracklist

  1. Where Am I Going - (Take 1) May 27th, 1969 [08:27]* (2cd only)
  2. Where Am I Going - (Take 2) May 27th, 1969 [07:37]* (2cd only)
  3. Where Am I Going - (Take 3) May 27th, 1969 [08:03]* (2cd only)
  4. Grits, Beans and Greens - (Take 1) [05:44] (2cd only)
  5. For Members Only - (Take 1) [07:25] (2cd only)
  6. Where Am I Going? - (Take 1) Breakdown [04:18] (2cd only)
  7. For Members Only - (Take 2) Full Version [06:26] (extended version on 2cd)
  8. Where Am I Going - (Take 2) [06:18] (2cd only)
  9. Grits, Beans and Greens - (Take 2) Breakdown [00:57] (2cd only)
  10. Grits, Beans and Greens - (Take 3) [06:21] (2cd only)
  11. Rumpus - (Take 1) Full Version [07:30] (extended version on 2cd)
  12. Where Am I Going - (Take 3) Full Version [09:16] (extended version on 2cd)
  13. Rumpus - (Take 2) Breakdown [00:31] (2cd only)
  14. Rumpus - (Take 3) Breakdown [00:17] (2cd only)
  15. Rumpus - (Take 4) [07:22] (2cd only)
  16. Grits, Beans and Greens - (Take 4) Full Version [06:09] (extended version on 2cd)
  17. You Know I Care - (Take 1) Breakdown [01:06] (2cd only)
  18. You Know I Care - (Take 2) Full Version [07:05] (extended version on 2cd)