Jazz Bobby Wellins/Stan Tracey - Starless and Bible Black

rhysonsax

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Great track from a great album. I've got Under Milk Wood on LP, CD and now a remastered CD. I also picked up a 1960s piano score of six tracks from the album - just missing this one and AM Mayhem. They are fun to play !

Bobby Wellins is a very individual player with a lovely sound.

Rhys
 

ManEast

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Great track from a great album. I've got Under Milk Wood on LP, CD and now a remastered CD. I also picked up a 1960s piano score of six tracks from the album - just missing this one and AM Mayhem. They are fun to play !

Bobby Wellins is a very individual player with a lovely sound.

Rhys
Hi
In the 80's the landlord of a pub gave me this L.P along with some others. What an album ! In my top 10 all time Fav.
I had lesson's under bobby a bit later, when found out he lived just down the coast from me.
First thing he got me to do was all of the Melodic minor's in 3rds.
He is indeed a Grand Master, With a Tenor sound like a whole Gospel Choir .
I would very much like a copy of your Piano score;}

Regards ManEast
 
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rhysonsax

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Hi
In the 80's the landlord of a pub gave me this L.P along with some others. What an album ! In my top 10 all time Fav.
I had lesson's under bobby a bit later, when found out he lived just down the coast from me.
First thing he got me to do was all of the Melodic minor's in 3rds.
He is indeed a Grand Master, With a Tenor sound like a whole Gospel Choir .
I would very much like a copy of your Piano score;}

Regards ManEast
PM sent.

Rhys
 

AlanU

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Last month I saw Mr Wellins play a nice set at Swanage. As he was leaving the marquee with his lady one of the stewards handed him a pass to get into any of the other sessions that day.
He was so grateful, and couldn't thank him enough. 'Are you sure, thank you so much' etc.
As he walked away with his sax in one hand and the ticket in the other I thought how humble and un-assuming.
How touching.
 

Dan S

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Great track from a great album. I've got Under Milk Wood on LP, CD and now a remastered CD. I also picked up a 1960s piano score of six tracks from the album - just missing this one and AM Mayhem. They are fun to play !

Bobby Wellins is a very individual player with a lovely sound.

Rhys
Hi Rhys,
Lucky you,
Where did you get the score and any chance of a copy, PLEASE.
 

rhysonsax

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Hi Rhys,
Lucky you,
Where did you get the score and any chance of a copy, PLEASE.
Hi Dan and welcome to the Caff.

I picked up the mini score second hand in a CD shop in London a few years back. Send me a PM with your email address and I'll see what I can do...

Rhys
 

Bobby G

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This is clearly one of the great pieces in British jazz. I have seen Bobby play a few times recently, and chatted to him once. Very nice bloke, happy to talk saxophone until it was time for the second set. He still has that sound, but plays a few less notes now, he says he hasn't got the puff these days! I s'pose he must be getting on a bit now though.... I've seen him play with Stan Tracey a couple of times, and they are just marvellous together. I can recommend their album from about 2006-ish called 'Play Monk' with Stan and Bobby with Clark Tracey on drums and Andrew Cleyndert on bass.

On a side note, I've seen Stan in various settings, he is always amazing. I've seen him in a trio, a quartet with Simon Allen on sax (he's a bit good too), obviously with Bobby, and one occasion with his Octet doing his 'Senior Moment' album. I got right down front and centre for that, and the force of a five-man front line about four feet away is something to be reckoned with!
 
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