“Tenor saxophonist Don Weller was, and is, among the true originals of British jazz, with his cavernous sound and utterly unpredictable turn of phrase.” Dave Gelly, The Observer
Don Weller is one of Britain’s leading saxophone players and has been playing on the jazz scene since the 1970s. In 1980 he stood in for Michael Brecker when the Gil Evans Orchestra played at the Bracknell Jazz Festival, subsequently touring the UK and recording with one of the band’s trumpeters, Hannibal Marvin Peterson, added on to the Weller–Spring Quartet. He also played and recorded with Evans’s British Orchestra in 1983 for the film Absolute Beginners
Also in the 1980s, together with his friend and fellow tenor sax Dick Morrissey, Weller was a regular member of Rocket 88, the boogie-woogie fun band set up by Ian “Stu” Stewart and Bob Hall, appearing on the band’s only album.He also formed a band with fellow saxophonist Bobby Wellins which included Bryan Spring on drums and US pianist Errol Clarke.
Don Weller saxophone
Gareth Williams piano
Arnie Somogyi bass
Dave Barry drums