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Buddy Collette Big Band in Concert
The Music of William 'Buddy' Collette
Buddy Collette's musicianship on saxophone and clarinet rivaled the best classical players. Collette's beautiful playing can be heard on Chico Hamilton's chamber music oriented Pacific Jazz releases in the 1950s. Collette was also associated with other jazz innovators including Dexter Gordon and Charles Mingus. Bridge presents the live 1996 Washington, D.C. concert by the Buddy Collette Big Band commissioned the Library of Congress.
Magali; André; Mr. and Mrs. Goodbye; Blues Number Four; Jazz by the Bay; Blues in Torrance; Point Fermin from "Friendships Suite"; Buddy Boo
the Buddy Collette Big Band:
Woodwinds: Steven Carr; Jackie Kelson; Ann E. Patterson
John D. Stephens; Louis Taylor, Jr.; Ernie Fields, Jr.
Trombones: Les Benedict; George R. Bohanon; Garnett Brown, Jr.
Maurice R. Spears; Britt B. Woodman
Trumpets: Albert N. Aarons; Ronald Barrows; Anne King; Nolan Shaheed
Piano: Gerald Wiggins, Sr.
Cello: Fred Katz
Guitar: Alfred F. ViolaM
Bass: Richard H. Simon
Drums: Leon Ndugu Chancler; Chico Hamilton
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