The Third Colour

COMPOSERS: Graham Collier
LABELS: ASC
PERFORMER: Ed Sarath (flug), Steve Waterman, Simon Finch (tpt), Hugh Fraser, Matt Colman (tb), Karlheinz Miklin, Steve Main, Art Themen, Geoff Warren (saxes), Oren Marshall (tu), Roger Dean (ky), Ed Speight (g), Andrew Cleyndert (b), John Marshall (d)
CATALOGUE NO: CD 28

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Four new compositions, recorded live at the 1997 London Jazz Festival, highlight Graham Collier’s compositional strengths: the balance between notated and improvised elements, and his masterly use of dynamic and textural contrast and his ease with all forms of jazz, from free to straight-ahead. CP