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Mosaics: The Life and Works of Graham Collier

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The following is an excerpt is from “Chapter 9: The Eighties or Graham Collier -The Wilderness Years" of Mosaics: The Life and Works of Graham Collier by Duncan Heining (Equinox Publishing, 2018). All Rights Reserved.

The late Graham Collier was a bandleader, a composer and a jazz educator. As far as this latter ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Graham Collier: Luminosity

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A new work, posthumously released and recorded--how many of those can there have been in jazz? Luminosity features two late works by composer Graham Collier brought to realisation through the efforts of his partner, author John Gill and conductor Geoff Warren. To say this record is a fine valediction is a statement infused with regret. These ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Geoff Warren: The Quartet Album

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Flautist Geoff Warren has had an intriguing career that has taken in jazz, dance and world music. He has worked with British composer Graham Collier, pianist Roger Dean's group Lysis and even with British dance music bands Heaven 17 and Southern Freeez. Warren recently dropped the alto sax to concentrate his energies on flute and alto ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

London Jazz Festival: November 9-18, 2012

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London Jazz Festival
London, England
November, 9-18, 2012
Now in its 20th year, the London Jazz Festival is a vast, all-encompassing affair. One of the great cities of the world, London's history saw it swallow village upon village and hamlet after hamlet and this can make it all seem dispersed and disconnected. It's an ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Guelph Jazz Festival, September 8-12, 2010

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Guelph Jazz Festival
Guelph, Canada
September 8-12, 2010
Some music festivals are holidays and some are expeditions. The annual Guelph Jazz Festival & Colloquium in Ontario has a way of being more safari than respite. The days are long, with lectures and panel discussions on some days beginning at 9:00am and concerts on others ...

Syaharani & Queenfireworks: Anytime

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Syaharani is often referred to as Indonesia's queen of jazz, and while she possesses a soulful voice, powerful and touched by the blues, Anytime is essentially a crossover album, and a highly rewarding one at that. When Syaharani's in full flight she evokes early Grace Slick's power, however her extensive range of emotions are more reminiscent ...

Graham Collier: Darius / Midnight Blue / New Conditions

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Graham Collier Music
Darius / Midnight Blue / New Conditions
BGO
2009

The benefit of hindsight reveals how the three LPs, recorded in the mid-1970s, collected here form the bridge between British bassist, composer and bandleader Graham Collier's early small group work and the expansion of tonal palette and compositional ...