GRAHAM COLLIER: James Graham Collier (1937 – 2011) was an English jazz bassist, bandleader and composer. Collier won a Down Beat Magazine magazine scholarship to the Berklee School of Music Boston, studying with Herb Pomeroy and was its first British graduate in 1963. He was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in 1987 for his services to jazz.
3 LPs on 2 CDs
INCLUDES THE ALBUMS:
- DEEP DARK BLUE CENTRAL - 3 1/2 STARS PENGUIN GUIDE TOJAZZ
- PORTRAITS - 3 STARS PENGUIN GUIDE TO JAZZ
- THE ALTERNATE MOSAICS
GRAHAM COLLIER, bass on all tracks, with:
CD 1 [1-6]: Graham Collier Septet
Deep Dark Blue Centre (Originally Deram) First release on CD in stereo
Kenny Wheeler (tp,flhn) Mike Gibbs (tb) Dave Aaron (as,fl)
Karl Jenkins (bs, oboe), Phil Lee (g), John Marshall (d).
London, January 15 & 18, 1967.
CD 1  Graham Collier Music Portraits (originally Saydisc):
Dick Pearce (flhn), Pete Hurt (as), Geoff Castle (p)
Ed Speight (g), John Webb (d)
London, November 16 & 17, 1972.
CD 2 [1-2] Portraits Same personnel, date & location as above
CD 2 [3-6] The Alternate Mosaics (PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED):
Harry Beckett (tp,flhn), Alan Wakeman (ts, ss)
Bob Sydor (as,ts) Geoff Castle (p), John Webb (d)
Live “Torrington”, North Finchley, London, December 8, 1970.
01. Blue Walls;
02. El Miklos;
03. Hirayoshi Suite;
04. Crumblin’ Cookie;
06. Deep Dark Blue Centre;
07. And Now For Something Completely Different Part One
01. And Now For Something Completely Different Part Two;
02. Portraits One
THE ALTERNATE MOSAICS
03. Part 1, Theme 1
04. Part 2, Theme 2
05. Part 3, Theme 6
06. Part 4, Theme 8