The Tubby Hayes Quartet Seven Steps To Heaven: Live At The Hopbine 1972 on 180g LP
The first ever commercial release of an important late period Tubby Hayes performance that fully captures the more restrained and subtler side of his robust talent. Recorded by Bill Hugkulstone at The Hopbine, London on Tuesday, May 2nd, 1972. Curated, analogue mastered and cut at Gearbox Studio.
"Hayes always possessed elegance and poise, and these characteristics, together with a seemingly endless flow of ideas, inversions, paraphrases and melodic ingenuity, combine to make this album an important addition to the slowly growing (often thanks to Gearbox Records) corpus of Hayes recordings." - Stuart Nicholson, Jazzwise