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Geoff Warren

A prominent exponent of jazz, contemporary music and ethnic crossover, Geoff Warren is a music graduate from London University who studied flute with Derek Honner of the Royal Academy of Music. He started his jazz career as flautist/saxophonist in the ranks of Graham Collier with whom he played at major music festivals in Europe and Asia, working alongside famous musicians on the British jazz scene such as John Surman, Kenny Wheeler, Harry Beckett , John Marshall and Roy Babbington. In 2012 Geoff conducted the BBC Big Band in their tribute to Graham Collier at the London Jazz Festival, and went on to conduct and oversee the recording of Collier’s last works for the double CD Luminosity, released in 2014. As band leader, with the “Geoff Warren Quartet,” he has made numerous recordings for BBC national radio and toured in Hungary (1984) and Yugoslavia (1985) for: the British Council

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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 ...

The Quartet Album

Label: FMR Records
Released: 2014
Track listing: Up and Around; Dreich Night in Glasgow; Contredanse; Hall Place; Nobody Phoned; Oh, Roland; Mr. G. C.; Lydian Lowlands; Seven Oaks; Blues for Peter.

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Graham Collier: Luminosity

Read "Graham Collier: Luminosity" reviewed by Duncan Heining

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: ALBUM REVIEW

Geoff Warren: The Quartet Album

Read "The Quartet Album" reviewed by Duncan Heining

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 ...

Live Session

Label: Splasc(H) Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: 1. We Bop Blues (M. Sebastiani) - 7:58; More Soul, Marcel (G. Warren) - 8:52; 3. Liberation (Warren-Sebastiani-Biondi) - 8:54; 4. Latakian Smoke (M. Sebastiani) - 4:36; 5. Dexterity (C. Parker) - 8:57; 6. Afro Blues (M. Santamaria) - 7:03; 7. Medley: Market Town (Warren) - Free Market (Sebastiani-Biondi) - 6:57

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WSB Trio: Live Session

Read "Live Session" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Trio di musicisti esperti ma non di primissimo piano come il flautista inglese Geoff Warren, il contrabbassista pescarese Marcello Sebastiani e il percussionista Alberto Biondi, il WSB viene ripreso qui in un concerto dal vivo, nel quale l'inusuale formazione esprime una musica di tutto rispetto. I tre musicisti hanno pari meriti nella buona riuscita del lavoro, ...


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