If you missed Bobby Wellins‘ appearance on Radio Scotland’s “The Jazz House” tonight, you missed a treat.
The programme was given over in its entirety to a conversation with Bobby Wellins, who turned out to be a very eloquent interviewee with a host of interesting stories about working as a professional jazz player in the fifties and sixties (and the present day). Encounters with Lester Young, Zoot Sims, Dizzy Gillespie and Stan Getz all cropped up in his tales.
He also picked most of the music (and a very interesting and sometimes unexpected selection it was too), with the remainder of the tracks being ones which he had played on.
The programme is repeated on Sunday night at 8pm, and is available online at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01bmnmr. (Or at least it will be shortly).