❰KINDLE❯ ✽ The Long Shadow of the Little Giant The Life Work and Legacy of Tubby Hayes Author Simon Spillett – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Forty years have elapsed since the death of the British jazz legend Tubby Hayes and yet his story still continues to captivate Beginning as a precociously talented teenage saxophonist he took first th Forty years have elapsed since Shadow of MOBI ï the death of the British jazz legend Tubby Hayes and yet his story still continues to captivate Beginning as a precociously talented teenage saxophonist he took first the local and then the international jazz scene by storm displaying gifts eual to the finest American jazzmen appearing with none other The Long PDF/EPUB ² than Duke Ellington and proving almost single handedly that British jazz need not labour under an inferiority complex Hayes' triumphs during the s and s enabled still later generations of English musicians to take their music onto the world stage However his story has rarely been accurately recorded Distorted by the folklore surrounding his tragically Long Shadow of PDF/EPUB ã early death aged only much of what has been written broadcast and recounted about Hayes has added only confusion to our understanding of his short but brilliant life In this book award winning saxophonist and writer Simon Spillett widely regarded as the world's leading authority on Hayes and his work painstakingly outlines a career Long Shadow of the Little PDF \ which alternated professional success and personal downfall Using credible eye witness recollection drawn from conversations with Hayes' family partners friends and musical colleagues uniue Long Shadow of the Little PDF \ access to Hayes' own tape photographic and personal archives and extensive contemporary research material Spillett has reconstructed the trajectory of his subject's life both candidly and respectfully Hayes' meteoric musical rise from boy wonder to youthfully mature virtuoso from saxophonist to multi instrumentalist and composer is faithfully documented as is his struggle for relevance as rock pop and the avant garde took over the musical landscape in the s and for the first time the opaue world of his inconsistent and troubled personal life is recounted in full His unsettled childhood his battles with addiction and ill health and his difficult personal relationships are all exposed and the confused accounts of his final days are unravelled and made clear as never before The Long Shadow of The Little Giant also traces Hayes' path through one of the most vibrant periods of history beginning in the austerity of post World War Two London through the never had it so good s the Swinging Sixties and into the privations of the State of Emergency early Seventies and outlines the cultural and musical developments of the times which underpinned the life of arguably the UK's finest ever jazz musician.
- 388 pages
- The Long Shadow of the Little Giant The Life Work and Legacy of Tubby Hayes
- Simon Spillett
- 28 December 2016 Simon Spillett