Line-up: SIMON SPILLETT tenor saxophone; PETE LONG saxes, flute; JAMES PEARSON piano; TIM THORNTON bass; EDWARD RICHARDSON drums
The Jazz couriers were the short-lived quintet that put Tubby Hayes and Ronnie Scott on the map. With a mixture of standards and swing hard bop tunes mostly composed by Tubby the band’s appearances and recordings are ‘legendary’. Simon Spillett is the world authority on Tubby Hayes and has even written a biography of him. Alongside UK Jazz stalwart Pete Long you can expect the notes to be literally flying all over the room, and as for the jokes…no words!