BBC Big Band Graham Collier Tribute
Julian Joseph presents members of the BBC Big Band in a special tribute concert, celebrating the music of the late bassist, bandleader and composer Graham Collier.
Julian Joseph presents a special tribute concert to celebrate the music of the late British bandleader & composer Graham Collier. It features members of the BBC Big Band plus many of Collier's closest associates, including musical director Geoff Warren. Graham Collier was a key member of a seminal generation of British jazz composers in the 60s, and his creative spirit continued until his untimely death in 2011. 2012 would have marked his 75th birthday and tonight's performance, recorded at the BBC Maida Vale Studios, includes the British premiere of Graham's penultimate work, The Blue Suite, as well as a selection of his and the musicians' personal favourites from the Collier canon.
Band are:- Steve Waterman, Martin Shaw, Mike Lovatt (Trumpets); Jonathan Williams (French Horn); Andy Grappy (Tuba); Gordon Campbell (Trombone); Art Themen, Andy Panayi, Graeme Blevins, Julian Siegel (Reeds); Roger Dean (Piano/Laptop); Roy Babbington (Bass); John Marshall (Drums); Ed Speight (Guitar); Geoff Warren (Musical Director).