Collier, Graham - Hamburg 1968 CD

Graham Collier - bass
Harry Beckett - trumpet, flugelhorn
Ted Curson - trumpet, piccolo trumpet
Nick Evans & John Mumford - trombones
Tony Roberts - tenor sax, bass clarinet, flute
Stan Sulzmann - alto sax, tenor sax, flute
Karl Jenkins - oboe, soprano sax, baritone sax, piano
Pierre Cavalli - guitar
John Marshall - drums

Recorded live in Hamburg, 6th December 1968. Previously unreleased.

“Composer/bassist, Graham Collier’s career was littered with “firsts” – Britain’s first jazz graduate, first jazz musician to be awarded an Arts Council grant, founder of the first full-time jazz degree in the UK. More to the point for our purposes here, he was the first British musician to perform his own music at the Hamburg Jazz Workshop. Collier opened doors to opportunities for himself and other British musicians and composers soon followed.
This performance occurred in December 1968, three months before Collier took his sextet – Collier, trumpeter Harry Beckett, multi-instrumentalist Karl Jenkins, saxophonist Stan Sulzmann, trombonist Nick Evans and drummer John Marshall - into the studios to record his second LP, Down Another Road (Fontana 1969). None of the pieces here feature on that album – or elsewhere.
These tracks find Collier at a point of transition in his music. Several tunes here hark back in style and mood to the modal, Miles-inspired approach of Deep Dark Blue Centre (Deram 1967), while others anticipate the music on Down Another Road or can be linked with Workpoints, the music composed for his 1968 Arts Council commission...this makes for an excellent addition to Collier’s catalogue and further illuminates a major chapter in British jazz history.”-Dr Duncan Heining, March 2022
  • LabelBritish Progressive Jazz
  • UPC5050580785533
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