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RIP Stan Tracey (1926 – 2013)

We were deeply saddened to learn yesterday of the passing of Stan Tracey, a dear friend and musical collaborator of Bobby’s for over 50 years and with whom Bobby recorded and performed on many occasions. A number of well-written obituaries … Continue reading

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New Album out now: Smoke and Mirrors

Bobby has a new CD out: a duet with pianist Kate Williams. Entitled “Smoke and Mirrors” it is on the KWJazz label. It was recorded on 17th of November 2011 at the Crossley Gallery in Halifax, Yorkshire and features Bobby … Continue reading

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Classic 1960s John Dankworth Session now available on CD

From Amazon: The late John Dankworth (1927-2010) made a string of recordings in the 1960s that have since come to be regarded as some of the finest British jazz albums of their time. This release excavates two albums and presents … Continue reading

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Bobby nominated for top British Jazz Award

We are delighted to announce that Bobby has been nominated for a British Jazz Award in the category of Tenor Sax. The winner will be announced at the awards presentation at the Concorde Club, Eastleigh on Monday October 22nd (start … Continue reading

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Birds of Brazil re-released by HEP records

Bobby’s CD, Birds of Brazil, recorded in 1989 and long unavailable has been re-released by HEP records. We’ve spotted it on Ebay here but it will be available through other stockists too. The CD features the late Pete Jacobsen, Kenny … Continue reading

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New CD Release – Whole Lotta Tony

One of Bobby’s earliest recordings – on Tony Crombie’s “Whole Lotta Tony” – has been released for the first time ever on CD. You can buy the recording here on Amazon:  Recorded in 1961, this is essential listening from a … Continue reading

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BBC Jazz Library – Featuring Bobby Wellins

Today’s excellent edition of Jazz Library featured Alyn Shipton talking to Bobby Wellins about his career of over 50 years and discussing some of his finest recordings, from his Dankworth big band sessions through his time with Stan Tracey to … Continue reading

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Review: Peter King – Flying High (A Jazz Life and Beyond)

When I was in London last weekend I went into Foyles’ bookshop and picked up the last copy remaining on the shelves of of Peter King’s new autobiography . Given that Peter King had been giving a talk on it … Continue reading

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Jazz Photos – A great-looking new book

I spotted the a review of Herb Snitzer’s new book Glorious Days and Nights: A Jazz Memoir in the Wall Street Journal. According to WSJ: “Working in New York between 1957 and 1964, the photographer Herb Snitzer witnessed a transition … Continue reading

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Where to buy Bobby’s CDs

We frequently get asked where Bobby’s CDs are available to buy. In addition to Trio Record’ Website (where Bobby’s most recent releases are available) you can also buy an extensive selection of CDs (and some classic second-hand albums) from Amazon. … Continue reading

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