Last Saturday I went to the 606 Club in London, one of the best jazz club in Europe.
Opened since 1976, it’s licensed for 165 people and one, or sometimes two, jazz events are held there every day. The atmosphere is really nice: good food and wine, fair prices and high quality jazz in a cool-but-cosy basement, definitely an experience I would suggest to all (and not only) jazz lovers.
Here I had the occasion to see Bobby Wellins, “one of the best tenor saxofonist this country ever produced” as the speaker announced. For those of you who don’t know Bobby, he is a Scottish musician (born in Glasgow), best known for his collaboration with Stan Tracey on the seminal 1965 British jazz album “Under Milk Wood”.
There he was playing with Liam Noble on piano (great improvisation style), Dave Wickens on drums (great technique and control) and an amazing young bass player (unfortunately I don’t remember his name, if you know, please do let me know!).
Really a great concert: if you are looking for a nice sax sound, I would definitely suggest to listen to some of the Bobby Wellins’ recordings.
Here I propose you a classic from 1982 featuring Bobby’s wonderful quartet of Pete Jacobsen, Ken Baldock and Soike Wells.