British record buyers had to wait until 1960 to hear the great American albums of 1959; John Coltrane’s debut LP, Charles Mingus’s Ah Um and Horace Silver’s Blowin’ the Blues Away. On the home front, in December 1959, Tubby Hayes was already absorbing influences from these albums while cutting his latest LP, Tubby’s Groove. This 4CD set pits Britain’s finest jazz tracks of 1959-1960 up against the very best music coming out of the States at the same time, showing that British modernists could at last stand tall among jazz music’s giants.

Compilation Nick Duckett
Sleeve Notes Paul ‘Smiler’ Anderson and Simon Spillett


…the British choices are more exciting. They include not only some fabulous rarities, but items culled from BBC broadcasts of the time, whose very existence came as a complete surprise to me: Dizzy Reece guesting with the Jazz Couriers, for instance. Even the most demanding mod would have approved. Dave Gelly The Observer

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1. Wilton’s Mood Wilton Gaynair
2. Mine Still Eddie Thompson Trio
3. London Lament London Jazz Quartet
4. The Golden Striker Jack Parnell
5. Embargo On Escargot Tommy Watt
6. Senor Blues Joe Harriott
7. Beaulieu Blues Vic Lewis
8. The Real Funky Blues The Jazzmakers
9. New Horizons Tommy Whittle
10. Blues In Trinity Dizzy Reece
11. The Willow Pete Pitterson
12. We’ll Call You Stan Tracey
13. Dauphine Blues Johnny Dankworth
14. Jamba Jazz Inc
15. Cobwebs Vic Ash Quintet
16. In Salah The Jazz Couriers
17. Blue Hayes Tubby Hayes
18. Too Cool For Blues Kenny Baker
19. Tracy’s Theme The M.J.6

1. No Hay Problema Art Blakey
2. Blowin’ The Blues Harold Land
3. Night Cry Barney Kessel
4. Golden Earrings The Mastersounds
5. Boogie Stop Shuffle Charlie Mingus
6. Sister Sadie Horace Silver
7. The Sermon Jimmy Smith
8. This Here Bobby Timmons
9. Little Susie Ray Bryant Combo
10. Go To Hell Mr. Billy Paul
11. As Catch Can Gerry Mulligan
12. Naima John Coltrane
13. Grand Central Cannonball Adderley
14. Backwards Bill Doggett
15. Three Squares & A Bunk Oscar Brown Jr
16. Caesar’s Pad Googie Rene
17. Two For The Blues Bo Rhambo
18. Viper’s Blues Herbie Alpert
19. Monday Night At 8pm Harvey Anderson
20. Mr. Lee’s Plea Mr. Lee

1. Southern Horizons Harry South Big Band
2. Samba De Janeiro Tony Crombie
3. One For Picka Ernest Ranglin Trio
4. Threesome Dill Jones Trio
5. I’m Gonna Go Fishin’ The New Jazzmakers
6. Treasure Drive John Dankworth
7. Little Darlin’ Vic Lewis
8. Mirage London Jazz Quartet
9. Tuesday Morning Swing Joe Harriott Quintet
10. Still Life The Jazz Five
11. All Blue Victor Feldman
12. Kingston by Pass Wilton Gaynair
13. The Rebound Dizzy Reece
14. Too Close For Comfort The Jazz Couriers
15. The Moonbather The Jazzmakers
16. St. Vitus Dance Tubby Hayes
17. Midnite Jump Little John Anthony
18. Swingin Preacher Big Doll
19. Bluesville Ken Jones

1. But I Was Cool Oscar Brown Jr.
2. Saudi Lenny McBrowne
3. Why Don’t You Do Right Helyne Stewart
4. Sack of Woe Nat Adderley
5. G’wan Train Quincy Jones
6. African Dance International All Stars
7. Husky Larry ‘Wild’ Wrice
8. Double Talkin’ Maxcine Dixon
9. Triste Armando Peraza Trio
10. Terrible “T” Lee Morgan
11. Me and My Lover Billy Higgins
12. Sad Sacks Sunny Harris
13. Wailin’ Lionel Hampton
14. Funky Festival Rune Overman Trio
15. Herman’s Blues Herman Foster
16. Young Blues Larry Young
17. Back At The Chicken Shack Jimmy Smith
18. Twist This Ram Ramirez
19. West Coast Blues Ernie Andrews
20. Cool Grits Willis Jackson

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