Preview: Tubby Hayes - A Man In A Hurry

Tubby Hayes - A Man In A Hurry, a new documentary about the great saxophonist, is due for release on DVD with a launch party at Ray's Jazz

Produced by Mark Baxter and directed by Lee Cogswell, Tubby Hayes - A Man In A Hurry will be released on DVD in the UK and Ireland on 26 October 2015. The documentary is narrated by actor Martin Freeman and features interviews with people who knew or worked with Hayes, as well as with fans. Those taking part include drummer Spike Wells, artist Sir Peter Blake, poet Michael Horovitz, broadcaster Robert Elms, bandleader Ray Gelato and Hayes biographer and fellow saxophonist Simon Spillett.

Producer Mark Baxter has been a Hayes fan for over 30 years. He writes "Personally, I’m delighted that in 2015, in what would have been his eightieth year and over forty years since his sad demise, Tubby and his numerous recordings from that highly productive twenty-year period have steadily attracted a growing band of dedicated fans around the globe, and long may that continue.’

Tubby Hayes - A Man In A Hurry will be launched at Ray’s Jazz at Foyles, London, on 19 November as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival. In addition to a screening of the film, Simon Spillett will play a short set of Hayes’ music with John Critchinson (piano), Alec Dankworth (bass) and Spike Wells (drums). Spillett will then be joined by Cogswell and Baxter for a Q&A.

Tubby Hayes - A Man In A Hurry is released by Mono Media Films (MMDVD01). More information about the DVD and how to order a copy can be found at the Man In A Hurry website and Facebook page.

Please note that the launch event is already sold out.

Bruce Lindsay

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