Buddy Collette


Man Of Many Parts

  • Release Date: 10 Jul 1992
  • OJCCD-239-2

One of the most versatile reedmen on the West Coast in the 1950s was Buddy Collette, at home on alto and tenor saxophones, clarinet, and flute. Man of Many Parts, in title and deed, bears this out. Additionally, Collette's writing skills are revealed in the nine original compositions that comprise three-fourths of the LP. They are typical of the West Coast jazz of the period, a parallel–particularly the octet tracks–to the Shorty Rogers' Giants. On that neglected instrume… MORE