Dick Collins

The Collins family of Seattle, WA, apparently consisted of generation upon generation of - without exception - talented musicians. Trumpeter Dick Collins, credited from time to time as the less-casual Richard Collins, wound up playing on a wide range of jazz and pop recording sessions, but began his professional career as a mascot for the band of his father, pianist Fred Collins. Speaking of studying with talented fathers, the younger Collins also had the benefit of music lessons from the father of trumpeter Red Nichols, followed by several years of work in Paris with the brilliant French composer Darius Milhaud.

Collins began showing up in the company of famous jazz musicians in the late '40s. He worked with pianist Dave Brubeck and saxophonist Charlie Barnet and also found himself running with the herd of Woody Herman. November of 1956 marks a significant economic moment, namely his...

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Dick Collins Albums

3 records