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Ken Wray...
Ken Wray (mid 1950s)
Ken Wray was born in Manchester in 1925 and played trombone, valve trombone and bass trumpet. His early career was with Teddy Foster (1947/8), Joe Loss (1948/9), and Oscar Rabin (1949/51). On the jazz scene he occasionally played in Leon Roy's Big Band during the late 1940s and early 1950s. Brief spells with Vic Lewis (1952) and Jack Parnell (1952/3) preceded a number of years in Ronnie Scott's famed nine piece band of the mid 1950s. He was one of the few British modern jazz trombone players and appeared as a sideman on many jazz records of the 1950s and 1960s, a period in which he recorded with virtually every major British jazz musician.
From March 1957, with Jimmy Deuchar and Derek Humble, he worked for eighteen months with German band leader Kurt Edelhagen before returning to join Tony Kinsey's Quintet in 1958.
Besides freelancing he co-led a quintet with Bobby Wellins (1960), Phil Seamen Quintet (1962), Ian Hamer and Bobby Wellins (1963), John Burch Octet (1964) and played in the big bands of Tubby Hayes and Harry South.
He moved back to Manchester in 1968, working in a television studio band and Alan Hare's Big Band as well as freelancing locally. During the 1970s he led his own sextet in Salford as well as working in other groups before his early death in 1977 following a fall down a flight of stairs.
During the 1970s he led his own sextet in Salford and played in a number of other local bands until his death in 1977. He came from Northern brass band country and his cousin observes that he was considered something of a "black sheep" having gone down the jazz route rather than the traditional brass band route of the rest of his, and his fathers family.
Simon Spillett writes: "Ken Wray was an incredibly powerful player with a sound harmonic knowledge, but his soloing could veer dangerously close to crudity when at its most excited. He also made prominent use of the valve trombone - an instrument popular in jazz circles in the 1950s after its patronage by Bob Brookmeyer - and as such was featured in the quartet of Ronnie Ross, which recreated the piano-less line-up of Gerry Mulligan and Brookmeyer.



Ken Wray never recorded a band under his own name so his solo work is scattered over many recording dates by many bandleaders, notably Ronnie Scott. The discography below gives full details of his small group sessions and links to his big band work where solo opportunities were more limited.

Victor Feldman All Stars - March 6th, 1952 (Melodisc)
Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Derek Humble (as), Harry Klein (bs), Victor Feldman (vib), Stan Tracey (p), Lennie Bush (b), Martin Ashton (d), plus other rhythm.
Lullaby In Rhythm*/Serenity*/Just Friends*/Euphony*.
(*Jasmine CD - Bop-In' Britain - Vol 2)

Melody Maker's New Stars - May 8th, 1952 (Esquire 10-234/237)
Ken Wray (tb), Vic Ash (cl), Geoff Taylor (as), Jimmy Walker (ts), Ralph Dollimore (p), Cliff Ball (b), Don Lawson (d).
Searchlight/The Fifth Man*/Mike's Choice*/St. Maurice.
(*Hallmark CD - Basement Bop - British jazz in the 1950s)

Jack Parnell and his Orchestra - October 28th, 1952 (Parlophone PMD1053)
Jimmy Deuchar, Albert Hall, Jo Hunter (tp), Mac Minshull, Ken Wray (tb), Derek Humble (as), Ronnie Scott (ts), Pete King (ts,bs-cl), Harry Klein (bs), Max Harris (p), Sammy Stokes (b), Jack Parnell, Phil Seamen (d).
Catherine Wheel^#/The Champ^*/Summertime^.
(*Giant Steps Records CD - Great Scott)
(^Vocalion CD - Trip to Mars / Parnell On Parade)

(#Giant Steps 2CD set - Soho After Dark 'London's '50s Modern Jazz Scene')
(^Avid CD - Jack Parnell: Two Classic Albums plus Two Eps)

Ronnie Scott Jazz Group - December 1st, 1952 (Esquire 32.001)
Ronnie Scott (ts), Derek Humble (as), Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Benny Green (bs), Norman Stenfalt (p), Lennie Bush (b), Tony Crombie (d).
All The Things You are*^/Pantagrulian*^/Mullenium*^/Nemo^/Got The Message/The Nearness Of You^/The Champ*^#/Popo*^.
(*Giant Steps Records CD - Great Scott)
(^Time Music International CD - Ronnie Scott Live at the Jazz Club)

(#Giant Steps 2CD set - Soho After Dark 'London's '50s Modern Jazz Scene')
(^Proper Records 4CD Box set - Ronnie Scott "Boppin' With Scott")

Jack Parnell and his Orchestra - January 1st, 1953 (Parlophone)
Jimmy Deuchar, Ronnie Simmonds, Jo Hunter (tp), Mac Minshull, Ken Wray (tb), Derek Humble (as), Joe Temperley (ts), Pete King (ts,bs-cl), Harry Klein (bs), Max Harris (p), Sammy Stokes (b), Jack Parnell, Phil Seamen (d).
Waltzing The Blues*.
(*EMI Gold CD - Jack Parnell Big Band Swing)

Ronnie Scott Jazz Group - February 10th, 1953. A BBC World Service broadcast from the Paris Cinema Studio in London. (Esquire 32.002)
Ronnie Scott (ts), Derek Humble (as), Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Pete King (ts), Benny Green (bs), Norman Stenfalt (p), Lennie Bush (b), Tony Crombie (d).
I May Be Wrong*/On The Alamo*/Day Dream*/Stringin' The Jug/Lullaby In Rhythm/Seven Eleven/What's New?*/S'wonderful/How Am I To Know?/Just One Of Those Things.
(*Time Music International CD - Ronnie Scott Live at the Jazz Club)
(*Proper Records 4CD Box set - Ronnie Scott "Boppin' With Scott")

Ronnie Scott Orchestra - April 13th, 1953 (Esquire)
Ronnie Scott (ts), Derek Humble (as), Pete King (ts), Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Benny Green (bs), Norman Stenfalt (p), Lennie Bush (b), Tony Crombie (d).
Have You Heard?+/Indian Summer+/Lover Come Back To Me*/Compos Mentis*.
(*Giant Steps Records CD - Great Scott)
(*Charly/Esquire 4 CD box set - bebop IN BRITAIN - issued in 1991 currently only available second hand...)
(*Proper Records 4CD Box set - Ronnie Scott "Boppin' With Scott")
(+ These tracks have added harp and flute and vocalist for issue on Esquire's 'popular artists' 5.000 red label series).

Ronnie Scott Orchestra - August 13th, 1953 (Esquire)
Ronnie Scott (ts), Derek Humble (as), Pete King (ts), Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Benny Green (bs), Norman Stenfalt (p), Lennie Bush (b), Tony Crombie (d).
Double or Nothing/Hard Feelings/Stompin' At The Savoy*/Body Beautiful*.
(*Giant Steps Records CD - Great Scott)
(*Charly/Esquire 4 CD box set - bebop IN BRITAIN - issued in 1991 currently only available second hand...)
(*Proper Records 4CD Box set - Ronnie Scott "Boppin' With Scott")

Ronnie Scott Orchestra - March 17th, 1954. A BBC World Service broadcast from the "Criterion Restaurant" in London. (Esquire 32.003) (JJ4)
Ronnie Scott (ts), Derek Humble (as), Pete King (ts), Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Benny Green (bs), Victor Feldman (p), Lennie Bush (b), Tony Crombie (d).
Fast And Loose*/Body Beautiful*/Yardbird Suite(1)*/If I Should Lose You*/In The Land Of Nimbupani*/Laura(2)*/Oo-Shoo-Be-Do-Be(rs,pk voc)*/This Can't Be Love(3)*/Dear Old Southland*/El Sino(4)*/I Wished On The Moon*/Nemo*
(1) JD, DH + rhythm only. (2) RS + rhythm only. (3) VF (vibes) + b + d only. (4) KW, PK, BG + TC (pno) + b + d.
(*Acrobat CD - Ronnie Scott "Fast & Loose (Live in 1954)")

Ronnie Scott Orchestra - May 17th, 1954 (Esquire)
Ronnie Scott (ts), Derek Humble (as), Pete King (ts), Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Benny Green (bs), Victor Feldman (p), Lennie Bush (b), Tony Crombie (d).
Perdido/Cherokee/In The Land Of Nimbupani/Fast And Loose.

Jack Parnell and his Orchestra - September 28th, 1954 (Parlophone)
Ronnie Simmonds, Ronnie Hughes, Jo Hunter, Terry Lewis (tp), Ken Wray, Bobby Lamb, Jack Botterill (tb), Tubby Hayes, Jack Fisher, K Balanzwela, Freddie Syer, Don Honeywell (reeds), Norman Stenfalt (p), Kenny Napper (b), Kenny Clare (d).
Trip To Mars^*/Sky Blue Shirt And Rainbow Tie*.
(*Vocalion CD - Trip to Mars / Parnell On Parade)
(*EMI Gold CD - Jack Parnell Big Band Swing)
(^Proper Records 4CD Box set - Tubby Hayes - The Little Giant)
(*Avid CD - Jack Parnell: Two Classic Albums plus Two Eps)

Ronnie Scott Orchestra - November 2nd, 1954 (Esquire EP31*)
Ronnie Scott (ts), Derek Humble (as), Pete King (ts), Hank Shaw (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Benny Green (bs), Victor Feldman (p), Lennie Bush (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Taboo/Second Helping/Seamen's Mission*/Lester Leaps In*.

Ronnie Scott Orchestra - January 4th, 1955 (Esquire)
Ronnie Scott (ts), Derek Humble (as), Pete King (ts), Hank Shaw (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Benny Green (bs), Victor Feldman (p), Lennie Bush (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Evening In Paris/After You've Gone/But Not For Me/Serenity.

Ronnie Scott Orchestra - February 23rd, 1955 (Esquire EP61) (JMC22)
Ronnie Scott (ts), Derek Humble (as), Pete King (ts), Hank Shaw (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Benny Green (bs), Victor Feldman (p), Lennie Bush (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Parisian Thoroughfare/Don't Worry 'Bout Me/Quicksilver+/Time After Time.
(+ Different take to original 78)

Tony Crombie And His Orchestra - March 31st, 1955 (Decca)
Jimmy Deuchar, Les Condon (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Derek Humble (as), Don Rendell, Al Cornish (ts), Ronnie Ross (bs), Damian Robinson (p), Lennie Bush (b), Tony Crombie (d), Annie Ross, Art Baxter (vcl).
Baby Mine (AB vcl)/Flying Home/Early One Morning#/Tiptoe Through The Tulips/The Fish (AR vcl)*/Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean (AR vcl)*
(#Ember CD - The Best Of British Jazz featuring the stars of the British modern jazz scene from the 1950s and 1960s)
(#Ember CD - Tony Crombie - A Tribute)
(*Jasmine CD - Annie Ross - Twisted)

Ronnie Scott Orchestra - April 13th, 1955 (Esquire EP81)
Ronnie Scott (ts), Derek Humble (as), Pete King (ts), Hank Shaw (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Benny Green (bs), Victor Feldman (p), Lennie Bush (b), Phil Seamen (d).
S'il Vous Plait+*/Jordu+*/Pearl+/This Heart Of Mine.
(*Proper Records 4CD Box set - Ronnie Scott "Boppin' With Scott")
(+ Different take to original 78)

Jimmy Deuchar Ensemble - April 26th, 1955 (Tempo)
Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Tubby Hayes (ts), Derek Humble (as,bs), Victor Feldman (p), Lennie Bush (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Treble Gold*/Bass House*/I.P.A. Special*/Final Selection*.
(*Jasmine CD - Jimmy Deuchar Showcase)
(*Proper Records 4CD Box set - Tubby Hayes - The Little Giant)

(*Avid CD - Three Classic Albums Plus)
(*Acrobat CD - Jimmy Deuchar, The Complete Tempo Recordings 1955 - 58)
(*Real Gone Jazz 4CD set - Jimmy Deuchar - Three Classic Albums, EPs and bonus tracks)

Tony Crombie and his Orchestra July 7th, 1955 (Decca DFE6281)
Personnel as March 31st.
Flying Hickory/String Of Pearls.

September 28th, 1955 (Decca)
Personnel as March 31st.
I Want You To Be My Baby (AR vcl)*/Hawk-eye (unissued)/Three Little Words (AR vcl).
(*Jasmine CD - Annie Ross - Twisted)

September, 1955 (Decca)
Personnel as March 31st.
Only You (AR vcl)*/Cry Me A River (AR vcl)*.
(*Jasmine CD - Annie Ross - Twisted)

Vic Feldman Big Band - September 21st, 1955 (Tempo EXA29) (JMC29)
Jimmy Watson, Jimmy Deuchar, Dizzy Reece (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Derek Humble (as), Ronny Scott, Tubby Hayes (ts), Harry Klein (bs), John Burden (french horn), Jim Powell (tuba), Norman Stenfalt (p), Victor Feldman (vib), Lennie Bush (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Elegy*/Big Top*^/Cabaletto*^/Introduction*^/Maenya*^.
(*Jasmine CD - Departure Dates - Victor Feldman)
(^Proper Records 4CD Box set - Tubby Hayes - The Little Giant)

(*Real Gone Jazz 4CD box set - Victor Feldman Eight Classic Albums)

Ronnie Scott Orchestra - October 11th, 1955 (Esquire EP85) (JMC28)
Stan Palmer, Hank Shaw, Dave Usden, Jimmy Watson, (tp) Jack Botterill, Robin Kaye, Mac Minshull, Ken Wray (tb), Joe Harriott, Doug Robinson (as), Pete King, Ronnie Scott (ts), Benny Green (bs), Norman Stenfalt (p), Eric Peter (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Bang*#/With Every Breath I Take*/A Night In Tunisia*#/The Big Fist*#.
(*Giant Steps CD - Killer Joe: Birth Of A Legend)
(*Proper Records 4CD Box set - Ronnie Scott "Boppin' With Scott")
(#Proper Box 4CD set - The Joe Harriott Story)


Harry Klein Orchestra - November 28th, 1955 (Nixa NJE1009) (JMC29)
Jimmy Watson (tp), Ken Wray, Keith Christie (tb), Jack Ellery (fl), Dougie Robinson (as), Harry Klein, Benny Green (bs), Derek Smith (p), Sammy Stokes (b), Jim Powell (tu), Allan Ganley (d).
Big Ben/Nightwork.

Cleo Laine with... - December 13th, 1955 (Nixa NJE1010)
Cleo Laine (vcl), Eddie Blair (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Dougie Robinson (as), Tommy Whittle (as Virgil Nameless) (ts), Ronnie Ross (bs), Max Harris (p), Sammy Stokes (b), Eddie Taylor (d), Johnny Dankworth (arr).
Jeepers Creepers*/I'm Beginning To See The Light*/Deep In A Dream*/I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket*.
(#Avid 2 CD set - Johnny Dankworth and Cleo Laine - Spread a Little Happiness)

Tony Crombie And His Orchestra - c1955/1956 (Israel Radio broadcast)
Probable personnel: Jimmy Deuchar, Les Condon (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Derek Humble (as), Don Rendell, Al Cornish (ts), Ronnie Ross (bs), Damian Robinson (p), Lennie Bush (b), Tony Crombie (p,d), Johnny Grant, Annie Ross (vcl).
Short Stop*/C'est Si Bon (AR vcl)*^/Don't Worry About Me (AR vcl)*^/You Go To My Head (JG vcl)*/I Can't Believe (AR vcl)*^.
(*Ember CD - Tony Crombie - A Tribute)
(^Ember CD - Annie Ross sings a handful of songs)

Ronnie Scott/Tony Crombie Orchestra - February 18th, 1956 (Decca LF1261...10" LP)
Ronnie Scott (ts), Derek Humble (as), Kenny Graham (ts), Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Les Condon (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Benny Green (bs), Stan Tracey (p), Lennie Bush (b), Tony Crombie (d).
Basie Talks*/It Might As Well Be Spring*/Drop Me Off At Harlem*/Ting-A-Ling*/Straight Life*/Flying Home*.
(*Acrobat 2 CD set - Soho Blues - The Ronnie Scott Anthology 1956-62)
(*Real Gone Jazz CD - Tony Crombie: Seven Classic Albums plus bonus EP)
(*Real Gone Jazz 4 CD set - Ronnie Scott: Six Classic Albums plus Bonus Singles)

Jimmy Deuchar Ensemble - April 23rd, 1956 (Tempo TAP4) (JMC32)
Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Derek Humble (as), Ken Wray (tb), Stan Tracey (p), Lennie Bush (b), Tony Crombie (d).
"E"*/Colne Springs*/Four X*/Red Barrel*.
(*Jasmine CD - Opus De Funk)
(*Acrobat CD - Jimmy Deuchar, The Complete Tempo Recordings 1955 - 58)
(*Real Gone Jazz 4CD set - Jimmy Deuchar - Three Classic Albums, EPs and bonus tracks)

Phil Seamen Quintet - November 10th, 1956 (Decca LK4180) (JM0657)
Ken Wray (bs-tp), Johnny Weed (p), Dave Goldberg (g), Stan Wasser (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Manteca Suite*.
(*Vocalion CD - Third Festival of British Jazz - 1956)

Victor Feldman Nine-tet - December 11th, 1956 (Tempo EXA67, TAP12) (JM0659)
Dizzy Reece & Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Derek Humble (as), Ronnie Scott (ts), Tubby Hayes (bs), Norman Stenfalt (p), Lennie Bush (b), Victor Feldman (d).
Short Circuit*/Woodwork*.
(*Jasmine CD - Victor Feldman in London - Vol 1)
(*Proper Records 4CD Box set - Tubby Hayes - The Little Giant)

(*Avid 2 CD set - Victor Feldman: Four Classic Albums)
(*Real Gone Jazz 4CD box set - Victor Feldman Eight Classic Albums)

Vic Feldman Big Band - December 12th, 1956 (Tempo TAP12)
Bobby Pratt, Jimmy Deuchar, Dizzy Reece (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Derek Humble (as), Ronny Scott, Tubby Hayes (ts), Joe Temperley (bs), John Burden (french horn), Jim Powell (tuba), Norman Stenfalt (p), Victor Feldman (vib), Lennie Bush (b), Phil Seamen (d). (Pete King (bs) replaces Joe Temperley on "Karen").
Blues In Two Modes*^/Jennie*/One Momentum*/Karen*^.
(*Jasmine CD - Victor Feldman in London - Vol 2)
(^Proper Records 4CD Box set - Tubby Hayes - The Little Giant)

(*Avid 2 CD set - Victor Feldman: Four Classic Albums)
(*Real Gone Jazz 4CD box set - Victor Feldman Eight Classic Albums)

Lita Roza was a popular vocalist with the Ted Heath band and the session below used several Heath sidemen...
Lita Roza with Bill Munn's All Stars - February 11th, 14th and 15th, 1957 (Between the devil and the deep blue sea -Decca LK4218)
Ronnie Hughes (tp), George Chisholm, Ken Wray (tb), George Hunter (as), Don Rendell (ts), Alan Clare (p), Bill Le Sage (vib), Ike Isaacs (g), Joe Muddel or Lennie Bush (b), Eddie Taylor or Jack Peach (d).
Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea*/Willow Weep For Me*/Little White Lies*/Moon Song*/Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams*/I Only Have Eyes For You*/You Turned The Tables On Me*/I Cover The Waterfront*/You're Driving Me Crazy*/Moonglow*/You Took Advantage Of Me*/No Moon At All*/My One And Only Love*.
(*Vocalion CD - Between the devil and the deep blue sea / A Lita Roza Ted Heath singles compilation)

Kenny Baker and his Dozen - February 16th, 1957 (BBC Light programme "Let's Settle For Music")
Kenny Baker (tp,flhrn), Tommy McQuater (tp), Ken Wray (bass-tp,v-tb), George Chisholm (tb), Harry Hayes (as), Keith Bird (cl,ts), Derek Collins (cl) Harry Klein (bs), Derek Smith (p), Bill Le Sage (vib,acc), Lennie Bush (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Autobahn Blues*/Mood for Trumpet*/You're In Kentucky Sure As You're Born*/Charlie The Chulo*/East Of The Sun*/My Sweetie Went Away*/Black And Blue*/Sensation Rag*/I Love You Samantha*/Cottontail*/Progressive Gavotte*/Darn That Dream*/Moten Swing*.
(*Acrobat 2 CD - Kenny Baker's Dozen Live at the BBC 1957)

Bix Curtis' Jazz from London - c1957 (Jazz from London 1957 - (Acrobat)
Bert Courtley, Hank Shaw (tp), Ken Wray (bs-tpt), Vic Ash (cl), Tubby Hayes (ts,vib), Jimmy Skidmore (ts), Dill Jones (p), Lennie Bush (b), Bill Eyden (d).
Blue 'n' Boogie*.
Bert Courtley (tp), Ken Wray (bs-tpt), Tubby Hayes (vib), Dill Jones (p), Lennie Bush (b), Bill Eyden (d).
Salute To The Bandbox*.
Ken Wray (bs-tpt), Dill Jones (p), Lennie Bush (b), Bill Eyden (d).
Perdido*
(*Acrobat CD - Jazz from London 1957)

This was Ken Wray's first recording for this popular German band...
Kurt Edelhagen - July 10th to 13th July, 1957 (Kurt Edelhagen - Polydor LPHM46052 (Germany))
Big band including Jimmy Deuchar (tp,arr), Derek Humble (as,arr), and Ken Wray (tb)..(*Real Gone Jazz 4CD set - Jimmy Deuchar - Three Classic Albums, EPs and bonus tracks)

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Jimmy Deuchar Sextet - March 4th, 1958 (Tempo TAP20)
Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Ken Wray (v-tb), Derek Humble (as), Harry South (p), Kenny Napper (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Heather Mist*/Jak-Jak*/Pal Jimmy*/Split Second*.
(*Jasmine CD - Pal Jimmy!)
(*Acrobat CD - Jimmy Deuchar, The Complete Tempo Recordings 1955 - 58)
(*Real Gone Jazz 4CD set - Jimmy Deuchar - Three Classic Albums, EPs and bonus tracks)

Kurt Edelhagen - July 1957, April and August 1958 (Orchestra of Kurt Edelhagen - Polydor LPHM46099 (Germany))
Big band including Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Derek Humble (as,arr), and Ken Wray (tb)...

Kurt Edelhagen - January to May, 1958 (A Toast to the Girls - Polydor LPHM46074 (Germany))
Caterina Valente (vcl) acc by Kurt Edelhagen Band including Jimmy Deuchar (tp,arr), Derek Humble (as,arr), and Ken Wray (tb)...

Kurt Edelhagen - May 24th, 1958 (Jazz Festival Frankfurt - Br EPB10812 (Germany))
Big band including Jimmy Deuchar (tp,arr), Derek Humble (as), and Ken Wray (tb)...

Kurt Edelhagen and his Orchestra - late 1958 (Concert Jazz - Golden Era LP15017 (Germany))
Big band including Jimmy Deuchar (tp,arr), Derek Humble (as), and Ken Wray (tb)...

Kenny Baker and his Band - February 23rd, 1959 (Columbia) - recording details: Kenny Baker

This was a combined US/UK band that Woody Herman put together for a European concert tour...
Woody Herman's Anglo-American Herd - April, 1959 (?)
Nat Adderley, Les Condon, Bert Courtley, Renauld Jones, Kenny Wheeler (tp), Bill Harris, Eddie Harvey, Ken Wray (tb), Woody Herman (cl,as), Art Ellefson, Don Rendell, Ronnie Ross, Johnny Scott (saxes), Charlie Byrd (g), Vince Guaraldi (p), Keeter Betts (b), Jimmy Cambell (d).
The Preacher/Like Some Blues Man, Like/From Pillar To Post/Four Brothers/Opus De Funk/Early Autumn/Playgirl Stroll/Wood Chopper's Ball.

Tony Kinsey Quintet - May 29th, 1959 (Parlophone GEP8765)
Les Condon (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Bill Le Sage (p,vib), Kenny Napper (b), Tony Kinsey (d), Christopher Logue (narration).
Blue Shoes*/Moon Clouds*/Bas Time*/Pandora*/Stew Pot*/J's Blues*/Blue Lament*.
(*Acrobat 6CD set - The Tony Kinsey Collection 1953 - 1961)

Tubby Hayes with The Kurt Edelhagen All-Star Band - June 7th, 1959 (Jazzfestival Duisburg, Germany)
Big band featuring Tubby Hayes (ts) and including Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Ken Wray (tb) and Derek Humble (as).
Cherokee*.
(*Acrobat 3CD set - Tubby Hayes - Without A Song (Rare Live recordings 1954-73)

Harry South Orchestra - November 10th, 1960 (BBC) - recording details: Harry South
Tubby Hayes Big Band - December 13th, 1961 (BBC) - recording details: Tubby Hayes

Jimmy Deuchar Plus Ten - BBC "Jazz Club" broadcast February 16th, 1961
Jimmy Deuchar, Ian Hamer, Les Condon (tp), Keith Christie (tb), Ken Wray (v-tb), Ronnie Ross (as,bs), Tubby Hayes (ts,f,vib), Ronnie Scott (ts), Stan Tracey (p), Kenny Napper (b), Bobby Orr (d).
Heather Mist*/Sumphin'*/Stablemates*/First Eleven*/Stella By Starlight*.
(*Acrobat 2 CD set - Tubby Hayes: New Edition - Rare Radio Recordings 1958-62)

Graham Bond with Ken Wray and theJoe Palin Trio - 1962 (Manchester Club 43)
Graham Bond (as), Ken Wray (v-tmb), Joe Palin (p), Bill Brown (b), Dave Edwards (d),
Sack O' Woe*/Mack the Knife*/Work Song*/Oleo*/Things Are Getting Better*.
(*Repertoire Records 4CD set - Live At The BBC & Other Stories)

Galt MacDermot and his Music - January 31st, 1962 (Columbia SEG8191)
Shake Keane (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Tony Coe (ts,cl), Joe Temperley (bs), Galt MacDermot (p,arr), Lennie Williams (b), Ted Pope (d), Ginger Johnson (cga).
Back To The Barn/Menuet Too Much/Heat, Light And Small Sand Flies/Chaka.

In October, 2009 Gearbox Records released a limited edition vinyl 12" LP of a 1962 BBC Jazz for Moderns broadcast. This has never been available commercially before...
The Tubby Hayes Band - February 21st, 1962 (Gearbox GB1502)
Tubby Hayes (ts,vib), with: Bobby Pratt, Eddie Blair, Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Keith Christie (tb), Ken Wray (v-tb), Johnny Scott, Bob Efford, Vic Ash, Harry Klein (reeds), Alan Civil (frh), David Snell (harp), Gordon Beck (p), Freddy Logan (b), Allan Ganley (d).
Take Your Partners For The Blues/Peace/Souriya/Down In The Village/Early Morning Afterthoughts.

Tubby Hayes and his Orchestra - April 20th, 1964 (Fontana) - recording details: Tubby Hayes
Tubby Hayes and his Orchestra - April 24th, 1964 (Fontana) - recording details: Tubby Hayes
Tubby Hayes Big Band - January 31st, 1965 (BBC) - recording details: Tubby Hayes


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