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Encyclopedia > Collin Walcott

Collin Walcott (Born 24 February 1945, Died 8 November 1984) was an American jazz musician. He was a student of Ravi Shankar and was one of the first to play jazz on sitar. He was a member of the Paul Winter Consort and the groups Oregon (with Ralph Towner, Paul McCandless and Glen Moore) and Codona (with Don Cherry and Nana Vasconcelos). Pandit Ravi Shankar, Sitar Maestro © www. ... Premla Shahane playing a sitar, 1927 The sitar is a Hindustani classical instrument. ... Paul Winters Greatest Hits (1998) Paul Winter (born August 31, 1939 in Altoona, Pennsylvania) is an American saxophonist (alto and soprano saxophone). ... Oregon is an American jazz and world music group, with core members Ralph Towner (guitar, piano, synthesizer, trumpet), Paul McCandless (woodwind instruments), and Glen Moore (double bass, violin, piano). ... Ralph Towner is an American acoustic guitarist. ... Paul McCandless is an American jazz woodwind player and composer. ... Don Cherry (18 November 1936 - 19 October 1995) was an innovative jazz trumpeter probably best known for his long association with saxophonist Ornette Coleman. ... Nana Vasconcelos (02 August 1944 - ) is a brazilian percussionist, who specialized in the 60s in the Berimbau. ...


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Walcott studied music and ethnomusicology at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, and at The University of California at Los Angeles.
He was a member of the Paul Winter Consort and the groups Oregon (with Ralph Towner, Paul McCandless and Glen Moore) and Codona (with Don Cherry and Nana Vasconcelos).
Walcott was killed in an automobile accident in East Germany during a 1984 Oregon concert tour.
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