Now approaching his 75th year, Bobby Wellins once again demonstrates his peerless talents as one of the most inventive and creative masters of the saxophone. There are few players that have introduced themselves onto the scene with such a unique and mature sound, as heard on the landmark recording of Stan Tracey’s ‘Under Milkwood’ back in the sixties, and have gone on to continuously develop their music for a half century. Bobby Wellins is a true legend in his lifetime.
The rhythm section on this album includes Ronnie Scott’s long time pianist, John Critchinson, a perfect foil for Bobby’s playing with his instinctive jazz time and feel, along with Andrew Cleyndert, a shorter term member of Ronnie Scott’s band, and laterly the Stan Tracey’s groups. Taking the drum chair is one of the UK’s most successful exports to the heart of the jazz in New York, Mark Taylor, proving himself on the international scene with such players as Monty Alexander, Mose Allison, George Coleman, Toshiko Akiyoshi and Lew Tabackin amongst many others.
The material for the release is taken from Bobby Wellin’s working pad, placing his mark on a selection of obvious, and not so obvious, jazz vehicles.
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