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Graham Collier - Workpoints mp3 download
Performer: Graham Collier
Title: Workpoints
Released: 2005
Style: Big Band, Post Bop
Rating: 4.7/5
FLAC size: 1486 mb | MP3 size: 1252 mb | WMA size: 1509 mb
Genre: Jazz

Collier leads a 12-piece jazz orchestra in 1968 that includes trumpeters Kenny Wheeler and Harry Beckett, baritonist John Surman, and trombonist Mike Gibbs as the biggest names, although some of the lesser-known players are also well featured.

James Graham Collier OBE (21 February 1937 – 9 September 2011) was an English jazz bassist, bandleader and composer. Born in Tynemouth, Northumberland, on leaving school Collier 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, Boston, studying with Herb Pomeroy and was its first British graduate in 1963

Graham Collier: Workpoints by Jerry D'Souza, published on July 1, 2005. Personnel: Disc One, Workpoints: Kenny Wheeler (trumpet, flugelhorn); Harry Beckett (trumpet, flugelhorn); Henry Lowther (trumpet, flugelhorn); Dave Aaron (alto, tenor and soprano saxophones, flute); John Surman (baritone and soprano saxophones, bass clarinet, piano); Karl Jenkins (baritone and soprano saxophones, oboe, piano); Chris Smith (trombone); Mike Gibbs (trombone); John Mumford (trombone, cowbell); Frank Ricotti (vibraphone, bongos); Graham Collier (bass, leader); John Marshall (drums)

Graham Collier: Workpoints by Nic Jones, published on July 3, 2005. With the often dubious benefit of hindsight it's possible to see dleader Graham Collier as something of a catalyst in the British jazz scene of the late 1960s and 1970s. The two discs here certainly lend substance to that impression, bringing together two different bands, with only Collier himself and ist Harry Beckett common to both, and two different sets of original Collier compositions

Graham Collier was the first jazz composer ever to receive a grant from the British Arts Council, which funded this big 1968 project and put the Berklee-schooled bassist/ composer on the map. This is the first full appearance of Workpoints on disc, a live recording from Southampton with a superb lineup including trumpeters Kenny Wheeler, Harry Beckett and Henry Lowther, and saxophonist John Surman. Making up the double-album is the rest of that 1968 show and a concert in Belgium for a small band playing Collier's four-part Darius, plus four other pieces  .

Graham Collier And The Collective, Graham Collier Music, Graham Collier Sextet, The Graham Collier Septet. 형: 모두 표시 중 Graham Collier. Charles River Fragments (Album). Workpoints ‎(2xCD, Album).

Workpoints by Graham Collier, released 10 May 2005 1. Deep Dark Blue Centre 2. The Barley Mow 3. Workpoints: Part One 4. Workpoints: Part Two 5. Workpoints: Part Three 6. Workpoints: Part Four 7. Little Ben 8. Under the Pier 9. Darius: Part One 10. Darius: Part Three 11. Darius: Part Four 12. Darius: Part One Reprise 1. Workpoints consists of two previously unreleased concerts from 'a golden age of British jazz': one from 1968 and one from 1975. The music is composed with lots of room for contributions from the individual players, and in that regard, might be comparable to the work of one of Graham's heroes, Charles Mingus. The album features a huge number of well known jazz musicians, such as: Harry Beckett, Mike Gibbs, Karl Jenkins, Frank Ricotti, Henry Lowther, John Marshall, John Surman, Art Themen, Kenny Wheeler and others. released May 10, 2005.

Two valuable if obscure dates led by British bassist-composer Graham Collier are issued for the first time on this double CD. Collier leads a 12-piece jazz orchestra in 1968 that includes trumpeters Kenny Wheeler and Harry Beckett, baritonist John Surman, and trombonist Mike Gibbs as the biggest names, although some of the lesser-known players are also well featured.


1-1 Deep Dark Blue Centre 18:13
1-2 The Barley Mow 5:45
1-3 Workpoints Part One 12:46
1-4 Workpoints Part Two 10:14
1-5 Workpoints Part Three 11:17
1-6 Workpoints Part Four 16:31
Live In Middleheim
2-1 Little Ben 18:50
2-2 Under The Pier 6:00
2-3 Darius Part One 9:27
2-4 Darius Part Three 13:18
2-5 Darius Part Four 8:01
2-6 Darius Part One Reprise 4:08
2-7 Clear Moon 6:33
2-8 Mackerel Sky 6:27

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Cuneiform Records
  • Copyright (c) – Graham Collier
  • Made By – U.S. Optical Disc, Inc.


  • Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Flute – Dave Aaron (tracks: 1-1 to 1-6)
  • Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Piano – John Surman (tracks: 1-1 to 1-6)
  • Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Oboe, Piano – Karl Jenkins (tracks: 1-1 to 1-6)
  • Bass, Leader, Producer – Graham Collier
  • Design – Bill Ellsworth
  • Drums – John Marshall (tracks: 1-1 to 1-6), John Webb (tracks: 2-1 to 2-8)
  • Guitar – Ed Speight (tracks: 2-1 to 2-8)
  • Mastered By – Tom Leader
  • Piano, Electric Piano – Roger Dean (tracks: 2-1 to 2-8)
  • Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Art Themen (tracks: 2-1 to 2-8)
  • Trombone – Chris Smith (tracks: 1-1 to 1-6), Mike Gibbs* (tracks: 1-1 to 1-6)
  • Trombone, Cowbell – John Mumford (tracks: 1-1 to 1-6)
  • Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Harry Beckett, Henry Lowther (tracks: 1-1 to 1-6), Kenny Wheeler (tracks: 1-1 to 1-6)
  • Vibraphone, Bongos – Frank Ricotti (tracks: 1-1 to 1-6)


CD 1 recorded in Southampton, England, March 1968
CD 2 recorded in Middleheim, Belgium, August 1975

Made in the USA.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 45775 02132 4