Early reviews of the jazz composer, moving music off the paper
His commentaries give you new listening experiences and understanding, mindstorm of a book.
Chris Searle, The Morning Star
This evaluation of the art is accessible to any layman with ears. Contradicting conventional wisdom about some composers … he backs his positions with evidence and references and makes readers think hard about what they listen to. This is an important book.
Doug Ramsey, Rifftides
Collier's writing is refreshing, and his basic premise is both provocative and sound. Time and time again in this work, the author adopts a bold position and sticks by it. On any short list of the most polemical writers in jazz today, he is fighting for the top spot.
Ted Gioia, jazz.com
Early reviews of directing 14 Jackson Pollocks
'Picked in eMusic's notable new releases August 2009 which said worth your time, provided you enjoy music that wants to set up shop as a heaving beast and then ambush you with moments of beauty and chromatic refraction.
Britt Robson, eMusic
Serves to focus attention on the degree to which Collier's music is far more expansive than it was in the past. A sense of the essentially slippery nature of the improvisatory arts is encapsulated beautifully.
Nic Jones, All About Jazz
The jazz composer book and all Graham's CDs can be obtained at special prices from The Store at http://www.grahamcolliermusic.com. Extracts from the book can be found at http://www.thejazzcomposer.com and requests for review copies and bulk orders can be submitted through the contacts page on that site.
The 2009/2010 Book Tour.
Discussions are now underway for a series of appearances to talk about, discuss and practically demonstrate the ideas behind the jazz composer book and Graham's own work.
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