30 Frith Road
Born Glasgow, 1936.
Worked with Stan Tracey's Quartet during the 1960s, playing on the classic album 'Under Milk wood'. He was absent from the jazz scene for a number of years, until in 1976 he formed a quartet and with Don Weller, a quintet. He then was able to perform regularly and start recording again.
Bobby Wellins is and always has been an original. He has his own distinctive sound, his taste in saxophonists runs from Charlie Parker and Lester Young to John Coltrane and Zoot Simms, yet he sounds like none of them.
1998 - Winner - BT Jazz Award, tenor sax. Reunited with Stan Tracey to revive Under Milkwood, touring into 1999 with the distinguished actor Phillip Madoe reading from the text.
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