Dick Collins

Richard Harrison "Dick" Collins (born July 19, 1924, in Seattle) is an American jazz trumpeter.

Several of Collins's parents and grandparents were professional musicians. Collins attended Mills College in 1946–47, where he studied music formally under Darius Milhaud, and moved with Milhaud to Paris for the next academic year. As a student at Mills, he first met Dave Brubeck, and while in Paris he played with Hubert Fol and Kenny Clarke. Once he returned to California, he began playing with Brubeck in his Bay Area-based octet, then completed his bachelor's degree in music at San Francisco State College. In the 1950s he performed and recorded with Charlie Barnet, Charlie Mariano, Nat Pierce, Paul Desmond, Cal Tjader, and Woody Herman. In 1957 he began working with Les Brown, an association that continued for nearly a decade and included worldwide tours.

In 1965 Collins took a position as a music librarian, which he held through 1967, and took a second position from 1971 to 1986, mostly receding from active performance. He still occasionally performed live or recorded, including with Nat Pierce, Mary Ann McCall, and Woody Herman.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 19th, 1924 (Seattle)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1959

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 30 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 11339 1/21/1959 Moten swing-2 Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 11340 1/21/1959 Lean baby-3 Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 11341 1/21/1959 Lullaby of Birdland-1 Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 11342 1/21/1959 Just in time-2 Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 11343 1/21/1959 I want to be happy-1 Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 11344 1/22/1959 Pick yourself up-2 Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 11345 1/22/1959 Early Autumn-2 Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 11346 1/22/1959 How high the moon-1 Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 11347 1/22/1959 I'm beginning to see the light-2 Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 11348 1/23/1959 King Porter stomp-1 Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 11349 1/23/1959 Take the A train-2 Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 11350 1/23/1959 Swing book blues-2 Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 11351 1/23/1959 Boola boola Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 11352 1/23/1959 Say it with music Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 11404 3/5/1959 Sorta blue Pam Garner ; Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 11405 3/5/1959 Brief and breezy Pam Garner ; Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 11406 3/5/1959 Soft sounds Pam Garner ; Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 11407 3/5/1959 The Thin man theme Pam Garner ; Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 11434 3/19/1959 King Philip stomp-2 Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 11435 3/19/1959 Chelsea bridge-1 Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 11436 3/19/1959 Don't get around much anymore-3 Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 11437 3/19/1959 Pizza boy-3 Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 11451 3/30/1959 I only have eyes for you-1 Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 11452 3/30/1959 Let's get away from it all-3 Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 11453 3/30/1959 Willow weep for me-3 Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 1-25 of 30 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Collins, Dick," accessed August 4, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/309173.

Collins, Dick. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 4, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/309173.

"Collins, Dick." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 4 August 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/309173

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