Down Another Road @ Stockholm Jazz Days '69 Graham Collier
Label: My Only Desire Records
Artist: Graham Collier
Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)
- 1Burblings for Bob (Live)13:40
- 2Molewrench - Intro (Live)00:13
- 3Molewrench (Live)13:00
- 4Lullaby for a Lonely Child - Intro (Live)00:12
- 5Lullaby for a Lonely Child (Live)05:45
- 6Down Another Road - Intro (Live)00:22
- 7Down Another Road (Live)07:43
- 8The Barley Mow - Intro (Live)00:30
- 9The Barley Mow (Live)05:45
- 10Aberdeen Angus - Intro (Live)00:13
- 11Aberdeen Angus (Live)09:17
Info for Down Another Road @ Stockholm Jazz Days '69
Previously unreleased recording of bassist/composer Graham Collier's seminal British jazz album 'Down Another Road' recorded live in 1969 at Stockholm's Jazz Day festival, his all-star sextet includes jazz heavyweights Harry Beckett, Stan Sulzmann, Karl Jenkins and John Marshall.
Since it's release in 1969 on Fontana, 'Down Another Road' has become a cornerstone of British jazz, with the LP now a much sought-after rarity that regularly exchanges hands for over £200. It's considered the revered composer Collier's greatest album by many of its fans, thanks to its highly melodic, almost pop-like themes and irresistible '60s groove, spurred on by the on-point drumming of Soft Machine/Nucleus drummer John Marshall.
To make 'Down Another Road @ Stockholm Jazz Days '69' even more special, the abstract track "Danish Blue" has been replaced by the similarly epic free jazz composition "Burblings for Bob", which is released here for the first time. All the other tracks that everyone loves are present and correct - "Lullaby for a Lonely Child", "Aberdeen Angus", "Molewrench" etc. but with a rawer live feel to them, longer arrangements and more soloing - with the band in scintillating form.
Remastered from the original tapes by Caspar Sutton-Jones at Gearbox Records.
Graham Collier, double bass
Harry Beckett, trumpet, flugelhorn
Nick Evans, trombone
Stan Sulzmann, tenor and alto saxophone
Karl Jenkins, oboe, piano
John Marshall, drums
(1937-2011) was a trailblazer for nearly 50 years. He was the first British graduate of the renowned Berklee School of Jazz, where he studied with Herb Pomeroy and four years later became the first jazz composer to receive a grant from the Arts Council of Great Britain (as it was then called). In the late 60s and throughout the 1970s, Collier performed and recorded his compositions in groups made up of many of the finest UK jazz musicians – Harry Beckett, Mike Gibbs, Henry Lowther, John Marshall, Stan Sulzmann, John Surman and Kenny Wheeler among them. Many classic albums would result from this period.
In the 1980s, Collier became a leading force in jazz education. It was from a big band workshop he ran, that Loose Tubes would develop. In 1986 he started the Royal Academy of Music’s first jazz course and he remained the course’s artistic director until 1999. At this point Collier left England to live in first Spain and in 2008 Greece. He remained influential as an educator, author, band leader and composer until his untimely death in 2011. Among those who appeared in his international groups are Tomasz Stanko and Palle Mikkelborg. In 1987 he was awarded an OBE by HM Queen Elizabeth II.