BOBBY WELLINS

BOBBY WELLINS - Jazz  Saxophonist

Robert Coull "Bobby" Wellins (born on 24 January 1936) is a Scottish tenor saxophonist best known for his collaboration with Stan Tracey on the seminal 1965 British jazz album Under Milk Wood.
Born in Glasgow, Wellins studied alto saxophone and harmony with his father before moving to London in the mid-1950s. He was a member of Buddy Featherstonhaugh's quintet in the late 1950s, together with Kenny Wheeler and around that time also joined drummer Tony Crombie's Jazz Inc., where he first met up with pianist Tracey, and going on to join Tracey's quartet in the early 1960s.
In the mid-seventies he led his own quartet, as well as a quintet with fellow sax player Don Weller. In the 1980s he formed a band with guitarist Jim Mullen, and in the 90s led a quartet which featured, among others, Pete Jacobson(piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass), Spike Wells (drums).

Bobby has recorede several albums for Trio Records; two fantastic 'live' albums, a collaboration with Don Weller as well appearing on Norma Winstones album, Trio's re-recording of Under Milk Wood and a new quintet album with Gary Kavanagh.