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California Avenue by Collier & Dean

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Album Title: Sleek Buick
Label: Origin Records
Released: 2014
Duration: 00:54:58


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Fiona's Comments

Totally controlled awesome. Big personalities, big tune.

About the Album

Seattle-based vibraphonist Tom Collier and bassist Dan Dean have been playing music together since they were teens back in the '60s. Here, they gather with long-time friends, pianist Don Grusin, saxophonist Ernie Watts, and drummer Alex Acuna, to revisit the energy & spirit of their 1980 LP, "Whistling Midgets." With tight, fleet lines and rollicking grooves, the duo's time-earned telepathic musical connection makes "Sleek Buick" a festive treat. Also featured are drummer Ted Poor, trumpeter Allen Vizzutti, and saxophonist Gary Herbig.

Song Listing

Sleek Buick; California Avenue; MWB's; Touching; Lettercollum / Paris; A Corona Haze; Playas de Rosarita; Mallet Tech; Ethiopian; Walking In My Old Shoes


Collier & Dean
Dan Dean
voice / vocals
Tom Collier
Ernie Watts
saxophone, tenor
Gary Herbig
Ted Poor
Jon Goforth

Additional Personnel

Tom Collier, vibes, marimba, xylophone; Dan Dean electric bass, keyboards, classical guitar, percussion; John Morton, electric guitar; Andy Leftwich, mandolin, fiddle

Date featured

August 14, 2014

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