Tom Collier
11/20/2015
Tom Collier

Story

"Beach Drive" is from the New Tom Collier CD Across The Bridge. Featured on this track are Collier on vibes, electric guitarist Bill Frisell, Dan Dean on electric bass and rhythm guitar, and drummer Ted Poor. "Beach Drive" was recorded by Masa Fukudome on April 14, 2015 at Ice Station Zebra Studios, Mercer Island, WA.

Tom Collier
05/15/2012
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Story

This track is from Tom Collier Plays Haydn, Mozart, Telemann, and Others, an album of classical violin duets arranged for marimba and vibraphone. Duet for Two Violins in A Major, K.331 was actually Mozart's rearrangement of his Sonata No. 12 in A Major for Piano. So, my arrangement is a further rearrangement of the violin arrangement of a famous piano sonata (hopefully not too confusing!). The seventh section (or movement) of the piece, Alla Turca, is offered here. The album was released on 5/15/2012 and is available on Amazon.com and various music/CD stores.

Tom Collier & Dan Dean
1984
Dan Dean

Story

Chase The Wind was recorded by Collier & Dean live at KPLU radio studios in Parkland, WA during one of their 1984 NPR fund raising drives. The announcer at the end of the track was Charles Tamares, host of one of the several jazz shows produced for NPR by KPLU at that time.

Tom Collier & Dan Dean
10/12/1979
Bix Beiderbecke

Story

I recorded Bix Beiderbecke's Davenport Blues with Ry Cooder for his 1978 Warner Brothers "Jazz" album. A year later, having relocated from Los Angeles to Seattle, I began performing a similar arrangement of the song with bassist Dan Dean although, for whatever reason, we stopped playing it after a few weeks. One live recording of Davenport Blues has survived - performed on October 12th 1979 at the original Jazz Alley in the University District of Seattle.

Walt Wagner featuring Tom Collier
12/1974
Zez Confrey

Story

In 1974, Tom Collier and his wife Cheryl performed with pianist Walt Wagner in various west coast clubs and concert halls. This live recording features Tom playing Zez Confrey's classic Dizzy Fingers on the marimba with Cheryl on piccolo. Recorded at a nightclub called "Downstairs At The Olympic" (Hotel) in Seattle, Walt, Tom and Cheryl are joined by drummer Jim Ganduglia and bassist Dan Dean.