The Gary Kavanagh/Bobby Wellins Quintet -

JOY SPRING - TR582

The Music of Clifford Brown

Bobby Wellins / Don Weller "Nine Songs"

The latest CD from Trio Records is a joyous tribute to the life and work of the legendary Clifford Brown, whose extraordinary musicality has been a major influence on both Gary Kavanagh and Bobby Wellins. Bobby Wellins is a master of the tenor saxophone and bed-rock of the British jazz scene: his uniquely
lyrical and inventive playing is perfectly suited to the tightly crafted arrangements of 1950s hardbop. This is Bobby’s fifth outing on Trio Records following on from the well aclaimed Quartet album ‘Snapshot’ (TR580), and demonstrating again his position as a major voice on the tenor saxophone. Bobby is joined on the front line by Gary Kavanagh whose flowing, creative lines and beautiful melodic improvisations make him one of Europe’s most interesting and intelligent trumpet players. Roy Hilton’s impeccable comping and exquisite soloing are unsurpassed, whilst the drive and playfulness of the drums could only be the marvellous Spike Wells. The rhythm section is completed with the soulful bass of Dave Whitford.

 

Gary Kavanagh Trumpet

Bobby Wellins Tenor

Roy Hilton Piano

Dave Whitford Bass

Spike Wells Drums

 

01. Joy Spring (Clifford Brown)

02. Blues Walk (Sonny Stitt)

03. Valse Hot (Sonny Rollins)

04. If I Love Again (Ben Oakland)

05. I Remember Clifford (Benny Golson)

06. Parisian Thoroughfare (Bud Powell)

07. Sunset Eyes (Teddy Edwards)

08. Jordu (Duke Pearson )

09. Salute to the Band Box (Gigi Gryce/Clifford Brown)

Gary Kavanagh Trp

Bobby Wellins Tenor

Roy Hilton Piano

Dave Whitford Bass

Spike Wells Drums

10. CUCB (Bobby Wellins)