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Graham Collier

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Graham Collier's career spans four decades of innovation at the forefront of British jazz. He was the first British graduate of the Berklee School of Jazz, Boston, and the first British jazz composer to receive a commission from the Arts Council. During this time composition, conducting, education and journalism have taken him around the world. He was born in Tynemouth, England, in 1937. On leaving school he joined the British Army as a musician, spending three years in Hong Kong. He subsequently won a down beat magazine scholarship to the Berklee School of Music in Boston, studying with Herb Pomeroy and becoming its first British graduate in 1963. Returning to Britain, he formed the first of many line-ups known as Graham Collier Music, dedicated to performing his own compositions

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Down Another Road @ Stockholm Jazz Days ’69

Label: My Only Desire Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Burblings For Bob; Molewrench Intro; Molewrench; Lullabye For A Lonely Child Intro; Lullabye For A Lonely Child; Down Another Road Intro; Down Another Road; The Barley Mow Intro; The Barley Mow; Aberdeen Angus Intro; Aberdeen Angus.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Music From Willie Morris, Tomas Fujiwara, George And More

Read "New Music From Willie Morris, Tomas Fujiwara, George And More" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On this show we present new and recent releases from Willie Morris, Tomas Fujiwara, George (Anna Webber with Aurora Nealand, Chiquita Magic & John Hollenbeck), Nicolás Politzer, Christian Dillingham, Graham Collier, Jambal and Tristan de Liège, Elsa Nilsson, Matt Kane, Ilios Steryannis, Teri Parker, Greg Spero, and Makaya McCraven. Playlist Show Intro 00:00 Willie ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

All New Music From Mark Turner, Audrey Ochoa, Marc Copland And More

Read "All New Music From Mark Turner, Audrey Ochoa, Marc Copland And More" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On this show we present all new music from Mark Turner, Audrey Ochoa, Marc Copland, Malleus Trio, Irreversible Entanglements, Julián Solarz Grupo, Sean Wolcott, Heikki Ruokangas, Telepathic Band--Daniel Carter, Patrick Holmes, Matthew Putman, Hilliard Greene, Federico Ughi, Stan Sulzmann, Alyssa Giammaria, and Graham Collier. Playlist Show Intro 00:00 Mark Turner “Return From The Stars" ...

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Article: Album Review

Graham Collier: Down Another Road @ Stockholm Jazz Days ’69

Read "Down Another Road @ Stockholm Jazz Days ’69" reviewed by Chris May


In 1969, when the composer and bassist Graham Collier took his sextet to Stockholm Jazz Days to give a live performance of their album Down Another Road (Fontana, 1969), the presence of a British band onstage at a European jazz festival was exceptional. The idea that British musicians would one day have their names on the ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Bill Evans, Graham Collier and Impossible Gentlemen

Read "Bill Evans, Graham Collier and Impossible Gentlemen" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This is an eclectic show featuring the clarinets of Darryl Harper and Tony Scott, the pianos of Bill Evans and Horace Silver, and groups such as The Impossible Gentlemen and the Leadbelly Legacy Band.Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can;t Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill ...

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Article: Album Review

Henry Lowther's Quarternity: Never Never Land

Read "Never Never Land" reviewed by Chris May


The British trumpeter and composer Henry Lowther, who first made an impact in the 1960s and released the well received album Can't Believe, Won't Believe (Village Life) in 2018, came to jazz via a circuitous route. After playing cornet in a provincial Salvation Army band, he moved to London around 1960 to study violin at the ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Vijay Iyer, Turnpike Diaries and Other New Releases

Read "Vijay Iyer, Turnpike Diaries and Other New Releases" reviewed by Bob Osborne


2021 continues to be the year that delivers excellent new releases. The show includes selection of recent albums including the exceptional new one from Vijay Iyer. There is also a dip in the jazz archive for some music by Graham Collier with a band containing a who's-who of stars of the British Jazz Scene. Also featured ...

Article: Book Review

La rivoluzione di Joe Harriott nel jazz britannico, tra guerra fredda e spy stories

Read "La rivoluzione di Joe Harriott nel jazz britannico, tra guerra fredda e spy stories" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Subversion Through Jazz—The Birth of British Progressive Jazz in a Cold War Climate Matt Parker 286 pagine ISBN: #978-1-9163206-3-5 Jazz In Britain 2020 Nei primi anni sessanta è stato il sassofonista giamaicano Joe Harriott a condurre il jazz britannico nella sua fase adulta, sganciata dai modelli del New ...

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Article: Album Review

Ken Stubbs - Big Hush: I Us

Read "I Us" reviewed by Claudio Bonomi


Ken Stubbs (classe 1961) diventa musicista dopo aver visto la morte in faccia all'età di 14 anni quando salta da un treno in corsa pieno di tifosi, suoi compari, dei Glasgow Rangers. Tanta paura, diverse costole rotte e la decisione di chiudere con il calcio e di cambiare passione. Si innamora del sassofono alto e, dopo ...


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