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Monday, September 12, 2011

RIP Graham Collier

Bassist Graham Collier died on September 10 age 74. Although a figure of international standing Collier was actually born in Tynemouth. He appeared at several Newcastle Jazz Festivals as well as less prestigious gigs in the area. I recall seeing him at an arts centre in Bensham.
Not only a Berklee trained musician but, as well as a double bassist, he was also an outstanding composer and jazz author. I have on my shelves his biography of the Dankworths which is an excellent and informative piece of writing.
His music was always searching and probing - seeking new boundaries but still accessible.
He left a great legacy on disc.
Lance.

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