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Everything Happens To Me - Buddy Collette - The Soft Touch Of Buddy Collette (Vinyl, LP)


  1. “William Marcell Collette, better known as Buddy Collette, has been one of the most active reed men on the West Coast since World War II. Born in Los Angeles, August 6, , he studied piano before turning to clarinet and saxophone in high school.
  2. Sep 21,  · Buddy Collette, a Grammy-nominated jazz saxophonist, flautist, bandleader and educator who played important roles in Los Angeles jazz as .
  3. Collette was a pioneering jazz flautist and saxophonist, and one of the earliest be-boppers on the West Coast. A member of the mids Chico Hamilton group he was key to what was known as the Cool School of west coast jazz. He was a more straight ahead player than that might imply. He spent a great deal of time in film and television orchestras so he was largely under-recorded as a leader.
  4. Buddy Collette, who with Dexter Gordon was one of the figureheads of West Coast bebop, was equally influential in his struggles against racism. He was the first black musician to play in a studio band, and in the s was instrumental in desegregating the Los Angeles locals of the American Federation of .
  5. Oct 02,  · Buddy Collette, a jazz saxophonist, flutist, clarinetist, and bandleader who blended his usually soothing, often pungent sounds with those of many jazz greats and who was a leader in the struggle to break racial barriers in the music industry, died Sept. 19 in Los Angeles. He was
  6. William Marcel "Buddy" Collette (August 6, – September 19, ) was an American tenor saxophonist, flautist, and clarinetist. He was highly influential in the West coast jazz and West Coast blues mediums, also collaborating with saxophonist Dexter Gordon, drummer Chico Hamilton, and his lifelong friend, bassist Charles Mingus.

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