The Simon Spillett Quartet play the music of Tubby Hayes

Part of Gateshead International Jazz Festival 2016

Northern Rock Foundation Hall

Described by the late Humphrey Lyttleton as “formidable”, saxophonist Simon Spillett leads a quartet featuring pianist Steve Melling, Alec Dankworth (bass) and Spike Wells (drums).

Fascinated by the music of one of Britain’s most revered jazz figures from the 50s to the early 70s, Tubby Hayes. Spillett has recently published the definitive biography of Hayes (The Long Shadow Of The Little Giant, Equinox).

This evening’s event celebrates the spirit of a prodigiously talented master of modern jazz and includes a screening of the recently launched film Tubby Hayes – A Man In A Hurry, followed by a 75 minute set of live music from Spillett’s Quartet and a Q and A with the film director Lee Cogswell and Spillett himself.

“I only wished the film was longer, to spend more time with this irrepressible figure; he was a true giant.” London Jazz News Read the full review.

“…a smoothly powerful tone, which confidently handles the melodic bands in a strong flowing river-rush of notes….more pertinent tonight is the Hayes-like charisma and capacity to entertain he adds to playing which is more personal than a mere tribute, but has a strength, facility and happy lust for life the man he’s honouring would surely approve.” Jazzwise

Watch the trailer for Tubby Hayes – A Man In A Hurry

www.simonspillett.com

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Part of Gateshead International Jazz Festival 2016

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