A clickable Index of Graham Collier’s writings.
The names added reference some of those referred to in the article.
See Writings for a list of his books
some extracts from the jazz composer can be found at the book’s dedicated site.
Adapting to the contents of one’s own paintbox Finding and using one’s own identity
Paul Klee, Shostakovitch, Bobo Stenson, Randy Newman, Conrad Aiken
Thomas Adès A classical composer whose work I admire greatly
Conrad Aiken A great poet and perceptive critic.
Improvisations: Light and Snow, William Faulkner, Johnny Mercer
Are Chord Scales the Answer? Methods of Teaching Jazz
A paper presented at the Leeds International Jazz Education conference, April 2000.
Harry Beckett An old photo and some music posted on the news of his passing. Someone I will greatly miss as a friend and colleague.
Brussels Pouts A non-Groucho approach to club membership
Brussels jazz Orchestra, Flat Earth Society, jazzahead!, Chris Kelsey
The Churchill Report on Jazz Education in America Written in the 1990s but still having relevance for today’s jazz education scene.
Winston Churchill Fellowships, Royal Academy of Music, Berklee School of Music, Herb Pomeroy, Gary Burton, Mike Gibbs, The New School, Duke Ellington, IAJE, IASJ, John Rapson, William Paterson College, Rufus Reid, Ned Corman, Ellis Marsalis, Weslyan University, Anthony Braxton, North Texas University, University of Northern Colorado, University of Michigan, Benny Carter, California Institute of the Arts, Bill Dobbins.
T. J. Clark An art critic who says many perceptive things which could be applied to all arts.
The Sight of Death: an experiment in art writing, Poussin, T.S Eliot, Marie Lloyd, The Painting of Modern Life
Critical Mass: the article
Should jazz critics practice due diligence?
Duncan Heining, Chirs Kelsey, Francis Davis, Bob Brookmeyer, John Hollenbeck, Geir Lysne, Roberto Bonati.
Free Potatoes Today! Why do we have to pay for potatoes when downloads are free
The Galapagos Islands Some pictures taken during a visit in 2010.
Excessive photography, Walter Benjamin.
Paul Grabowsky His version of the Vera Lynn classic We’ll Meet Again
Paul Grabowsky, Australian Art Orchestra, Vera Lynn, We’ll meet again, Bach, St. Matthew Passion
Clement Greenberg Some words from the art critic relevant to jazz
Homemade Aesthetics, Collected Essays and Criticism
Have an Academic New Year How half a million quid is being spent on jazz... With two updates and a related Comment.
How do you control the soloist? And should you. How should a director control a soloist’s cadenza or open solo?
Conny Bauer, Hoarded Dreams.
Indeed Another critic who one feels doesn’t understand what he’s writing about...
Is jazz America’s classical music?
Three pieces around this contentious subject.
NPR,Jan Garbaerk, Bill Evans, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Qunicy Jones, David Sylvester, Barnett Newman, Bobo Stenson.
Jazz is like a Banana A gnomic phrase close to my own feelings about jazz
Pierre Dorge, Jaakko Tahkolahti, Jean Paul Sartre, Charlie Parker
Keeping the Peace? Should solos in a jazz composition be doled out like candy to pre-schoolers?
Ronan Guilfoyle, Jim McNeely, Bob Brookmeyer
David Markson A brief appreciation of a great novelist
Malcolm Lowry’s Volcano, Wittgenstein’s Mistress, This is Not a Novel and The Last Novel, Vanishing Point
memories arrested in space Some thoughts on writing for the saxophone quartet. Plus The Pollocks a related post dealt with the painter’s influence on my music and titles. See also Venice and Pollock below.
Paul Klee, Jackson Pollock (including audio and MSS of saxophone quartets inspired by their paintings), Quadrosax, Ornette Coleman,
Obama on jazz The new President speaks about jazz
President Obama, Wynton and Branford Marsalis
Allan Pettersson The little known Swedish symphonist whose work deserves to be better known.
Keith Jarrett, Bob Auger
The Poor Man’s Hugues Panassié A calculated dig at a professional jazz critic, now a Professor of Journalism. With a subsequent update, Shooting Fish in a Barrel.
A look at two versions of the same music.
Clement Grenberg, The Third Colour,The Alternate Third Colour.
Ryoanji How John Cage and I straddle the fence. Plus two linked posts Something Happened and Open Form Straddles the Fence.
Alex Ross, Ryoanji by John Cage, two versions, with audio, Ryoanji by Graham Collier, various versions,with audio and MSS, Charles Fox. Upstream Jazz Orchestra, Paul Cram, Clifford Allen, Caleb Dupree, George E Lewis
Saeta’s Influence How European jazz is developing its own identity in unexpected ways and changing jazz in the process.
Claudio Bonomi, Dolmen Orchestra, Roberto Bonati, Paolo Damiani, Paul Grabowsky, Miles Davis, Gil Evans
The Shape of Jazz to come? A panel discussion on the teaching of avant-garde jazz from the 2000 IAJE conference.
Allan Chase, Ed Sarath
Taking it seriously Determining a jazz musician’s output by the type of return he seeks.
Courtney Pine,Doug Ramsey, Derek Bailey, Malcolm Lowry
Talking about complete composers: Henry Threadgill
How Henry Threadgill and I think alike, and how we differ.
Henry Theadgill, Ethan Iverson, Nat Chinen, NPR.
Venice and Pollock A long dreamt of visit to Venice and the two great Pollocks we saw.
Torcello, Peggy Guggenheim Museum, Alchemy, Phosphorescence