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dc.contributor.authorAlton-Lee, Amity Rose
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-05T22:58:31Z
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dc.date.available2010-07-05T22:58:31Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/1419
dc.descriptionAudio files not uploaded onto institutional repository due to copyright restrictions: Hayes, T. & Clark, T. The New York sessions.en_US
dc.description.abstractTubby (Edward Brian) Hayes; prodigious self taught multi-instrumentalist and virtuoso tenor saxophone player has been proclaimed by some to be the best saxophonist that Britain has ever produced: "Indisputably the most accomplished and characterful British jazzman of his generation." His career, although cut short (he died undergoing treatment for a heart condition in June 1973, aged 38) was perpetually intense, incredibly prolific, and non-stop from his debut at the age of fifteen until his premature death. Hayes was proficient on many instruments; all saxophones, clarinet, flute, violin and vibraphone as well as being an accomplished bandleader and arranger. However it was his virtuoso tenor saxophone playing that found him acclaim. Although well known in his time and widely renowned for his ability, Hayes until recently has been little studied. It is only in the last few years that many critics and students of jazz have attempted to gain an understanding of Hayes' improvisational concept, which has been both praised as genius and criticised as directionless: Tubby Hayes has often been lionized as the greatest saxophonist Britain ever produced. He is a fascinating but problematical player. Having put together a big, rumbustious tone and a delivery that features sixteenth notes spilling impetuously out of the horn, Hayes often left a solo full of brilliant loose ends and ingenious runs that led nowhere in particular... However, Hayes, his legacy, and his inimitable style of tenor saxophone playing would truly leave their mark on the British Jazz community for generations to come. Dave Gelly summed up Hayes by saying that Tubby "played Cockney tenor - garrulous, pugnacious, never at a loss for a word and completely unstoppable."en_US
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dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectTubby Hayesen_US
dc.subjectEdward Brian Hayesen_US
dc.subjectBritish jazz musiciansen_US
dc.subjectJazz saxophone playersen_US
dc.subject.otherFields of Research::410000 The Arts::410100 Performing Arts Studies::410101 Music studiesen_US
dc.titleThe improvisation of Tubby Hayes in 'The New York Sessions' : exegesis submitted in partial fulfilment of a Masters in Musicology, New Zealand School of Musicen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMusicologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorNew Zealand School of Musicen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Music (M.Mus.)en_US


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