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Mosaics: The Life and Works of Graham Collier

Read "Mosaics: The Life and Works of Graham Collier" reviewed by Duncan Heining

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 ...

Graham Collier: Hoarded Dreams

Read "Hoarded Dreams" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Great music stands the test of time. Composer/arranger/bandleader Graham Collier proves that once again with the release of Hoarded Dreams. The work was commissioned by the Arts Council of Great Britain for the ninth Bracknell Jazz Festival in July 1983.

Collier has sandwiched five extended parts between the introduction and the coda. They become the take-off ...

Graham Collier: Hoarded Dreams

Read "Hoarded Dreams" reviewed by Nic Jones

Hindsight is arguably always a dubious benefit, but in this case it reveals that Hoarded Dreams just might be a touchstone for Graham Collier's music, more specifically the inventions for large ensembles that he's been fashioning for the last thirty-odd years.

This disc was recorded at the Bracknell Jazz Festival in England in 1983, and Collier ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Graham Collier: Hoarded Dreams

Read "Hoarded Dreams" reviewed by Roger Farbey

A fanfare of trumpets launches this most exciting but hard-to-describe live recording into its own orbit of jazz. It's part Charles Mingus, part Sun Ra, part Duke Ellington, part Carla Bley, but all original, captivating the listener's attention immediately and not letting go. Following the frenetic opening of “Part 1 and a relatively frenetic opening to ...