Collier, Graham / Workpoints
Album:Workpoints Collection:Jazz
Artist:Collier, Graham Added:May 2005
Label:Cuneiform Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-07-31 Pull Date:2005-10-02 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Oct 2Sep 11Sep 4Aug 28Aug 14Aug 7

Recent Airplay
1.Sep 30, 2005:Memory Select
Workpoints Part 1
4.Aug 26, 2005:Memory Select
Deep Dark Blue Centre [excerpt]
2.Sep 06, 2005:Umami Jazz Program
Workpoints [entire 49-minute suite]
5.Aug 13, 2005:Morning Glory
Under the Pier
3.Sep 03, 2005:Morning Glory
Darius Part 1
6.Aug 09, 2005:Umami Jazz Program
Deep Dark Blue Centre

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2005-07-30 
'60s free jazz, a nicely accessible set mixing improv ideas with the compositional styles of the time. Accessible works that pack a lot of adventure and some fancy soloing by a young Kenny Wheeler and John Surman.

Disk Two combines straight jazz composing with a Bitches Brew kind of jamatmosphere, aided by electric piano.

1- Sinewy mid/fast horn line; includes a bouncy bop segment and a nice vibes solo.
2- Slow, sweet, gentle. Straightahead track.
3- Dusky, midtempo riff. A great jazz brew w/abstract middle.
4- Brash start into quieter flow. Swaying '60s riff later. Really nice.
5- Slow, with elements of menace. Last half: a fast gallop.
6- Quiet start into nice lumbering jazz segments. Long drum solo.

1- Bright midtempo minor key w/nearly proggy guitar early on. Great straight-jazz mini-epic.
2- Bluesy w/el piano, bright mid/fast
3- Low key psych-jazz bliss to a shuffle beat
4- Tumbling, relaxed mid/fast, lots of bass and electric piano
5- Dreamy midtempo, electric piano w/rich trumpet soloing
6- Shorter version of #3, a nice track
7- Slow and wistful, pretty
8- Bluesy free-guitar intro into midtempo blues/funk.

Track Listing
1.Deep Dark Blue Centre 8.Under the Pier
2.The Barley Mow 9.Darius Part 1
3.Workpoints Part 1 10.Darius Part 3
4.Workpoints Part 2 11.Darius Part 4
5.Workpoints Part 3 12.Darius Part 1 Reprise
6.Workpoints Part 4 13.Clear Moon
7.Little Ben 14.Mackerel Sky