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Tubby Hayes

Tubby Hayes was a British jazz saxophonist, vibraphonist, and composer. He was born on January 30, 1935 in London, UK and sadly passed away on June 8, 1973 at the age of 38. Despite his short life, Hayes remains one of the most influential and respected British jazz musicians of his era.

Hayes' career was marked by both illness and drug usage, which ultimately led to his untimely death. However, his musical legacy lives on through numerous recordings that continue to be released even today.

Known for his unique style and virtuosity on the saxophone and vibraphone, Tubby Hayes has left an indelible mark on the world of jazz. His contributions have inspired countless artists such as *Clifford Jordan*, *Johnny Griffin*, *Harold Land*, *Jackie McLean*, *Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis*, and many more.

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