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Bobby Wellins

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 30 April 2011

Bobby Wellins joins Alyn Shipton at the Oxford Jazz Festival to select his key recordings.

The Glasgow-born saxophonist achieved stardom for his solo on Starless and Bible Black in Stan Tracey's Under Milk Wood. In conversation with Alyn Shipton at the Oxford Jazz Festival he discusses many other highlights from his recordings.

Music Played

10 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for The John Dankworth Orchestra

    The John Dankworth Orchestra Weller Never Did

    Composer: John Dankworth Performers: Gus Galbraith, Leon Calvert, Kenny Wheeler, Dickie Hawdon, t; Tony Russell, Eddie Harvey, tb; Ron Snyder or Alf Reece, tu; Johnny Dankworth, Roy East, as,cl; Vic Ash, cl,ts; Art Ellefson, ts,b-cl; Alan Branscombe, p,vib,xyl; Kenny Napper or Spike Heatley, b; Johnny Butts, d. Special guests: Bobby Wellins, ts; Ronnie Ross, bs. Jul 29th and 31st, Aug 7th, and Oct 4th, 1963.

    I Hear Music, Salvo, BNX 403 CD 2

  • Image for New Departures Quartet

    New Departures Quartet Love with Variations

    Composer: Bobby Welllins Performers: Bobby Wellins, ts; Stan Tracey, p; Jeff Clyne, b; Laurie Morgan, d. 22 Jun 1964. (Originally on a transatlantic LP)

    The New Departures Quartet, Hot House, CD 1010

  • Image for Stan Tracey

    Stan Tracey Starless and Bible Black

    Composer: Stan Tracey Performers: Bobby Wellins, ts; Stan Tracey, p; Jeff Clyne, b; Jackie Dougan, d. 8 May 1965.

    Jazz Suite inspired by Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood, Blue Note, 0777 7 899449 2 8

  • Image for Stan Tracey Big Band

    Stan Tracey Big Band Afro Charlie Meets the White Rabbit

    Composer: Stan Tracey Performers: Kenny Baker, Eddie Blair, Ian Hamer, Les Condon, tp; Keith Christie, Wally Smith, Chris Smith, tb; Ronnie Baker, as,cl; Alan Branscombe, as; Ronnie Scott, Bobby Wellins, ts; Harry Klein, bs; Stan Tracey, p,arr; Jeff Clyne, b; Ronnie Stephenson, d. 8 Mar 1966.

    Alice in Jazzland, Resteamed, RSJ102

  • Image for Jimmy Knepper

    Jimmy Knepper Primrose path

    Composer: Jimmy Knepper Performers: Jimmy Knepper, tb; Bobby Wellins, ts; Pete Jacobsen, p; Dave Green, b; Ron Parry, d. 19 Nov 1980.

    Special Relationship, Hep, 2012

  • Image for Bobby Wellins

    Bobby Wellins Silent Love

    Composer: Bobby Wellins Performers: Bobby Wellins, ts; Jonathan Gee, p; Thad Kelly, b; Spike Wells, d; Claire Martin, v. 25 Apr 1992.

    Nomad, Hot House, 1008

  • Image for Bobby Wellins

    Bobby Wellins Dunna Runna

    Composer: Bobby Wellins Performers: Bobby Wellins, ts; Mark Edwards, org,p; Andrew Cleyndert, b; Spike Wells, d. Nov 2003.

    Fun, Jazzizit, 0434

  • Image for Bobby Wellins

    Bobby Wellins When You Wish Upon a Star

    Composer: Leigh Harline/Ned Washington Performers: Bobby Wellins, ts; Mark Edwards, org,p; Andrew Cleyndert, b; Spike Wells, d. Appleby Jazz Festival 30 Jul 2005.

    When The Sun Comes Out, Trio, 572

  • Image for Stan Tracey / Bobby Wellins

    Stan Tracey / Bobby Wellins Monk's Mood

    Composer: Thelonius Monk Performers: Bobby Wellins, ts; Stan Tracey, p. 7 Dec 2006.

    Play Monk, ReSteamed, 104

  • Image for Bobby Wellins

    Bobby Wellins My Shining Hour

    Composer: Harold Arlen/Johnny Mercer Performers: Bobby Wellins, ts; John Critchenson, p; Andrew Cleyndert, b; Mark Taylor, d. 8 Jun 2010.

    Time Gentlemen Please, Trio, 587

  • Bobby Wellins and Alyn Shipton

    Bobby Wellins and Alyn Shipton

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