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“That,” says Colin, “was one of the thrills of my life.”In 1964-65 Colin was a member of Terry Gibbs’s six piece band on The Regis Philbin T. He also played with Carl Fontana, Eddie ‘Lockjaw’ Davis, James Moody, Pepper Adams, and others during that period.
In 1985 Colin moved back to California and presently lives in the San Francisco area where he plays with his good friend, Piano player Dick Hindman.
Dave played in the Benny Goodman Band and later married the bands singer, Peggy Lee.
He also worked with xylophonist Red Norvo and his sextet.
Sinatra had a little trouble hitting the flatted fifth.
Colin was in the group that was opening for Brubeck. I knew he had tremendous chops, but when I saw and heard him play in person, I just had to have that technique.
For two weeks, as soon as Joe woke up every day, there I was with the practice pad. Six weeks later he joined the Vince Guaraldi Trio, and played clubs in San Francisco, including several months at the Trident in Sausalito, and other well known clubs such as The Blackhawk and Jazz Workshop.
It was titled Surging Ahead and got 5 stars in Down Beat.
That session led to another important connection in Colin’s career.Colin Bailey Born in Swindon, England on July 9th 1934, Colin Bailey began playing drums at age four.He also studied piano and theory at an early age, and worked with English name bands from age eighteen. At that time he accompanied distinguished visiting jazz artists such as Dizzy Gillespie and Sarah Vaughan.Bain was playing with the Phil Moore band, when a record date for bebop.