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Buddy Collette

fl, 1921-2010 US, Los Angeles
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. William Marcel Collette

William Marcel "Buddy" Collette (August 6, 1921 – September 19, 2010) was an American tenor saxophonist, flautist, and clarinetist. He was highly influential in the West coast jazz and West Coast blues mediums, also collaborating with saxophonist Dexter Gordon, drummer Chico Hamilton, and his lifelong friend, bassist Charles Mingus.

  • Flute
  • Tenor sax
  • Clarinet
  • Alto sax
  • Saxophone
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
  • Rock
  • Latin
Popular Tracks   
Ain't It the Truth on Essential Jazz Flute Collection by Buddy Collette
Jazz Heat Bongo Beat on Jazz Heat Bongo Beat by Buddy Collette
The Blindfold Test No. 2 on Best From The West - Modern Sounds From California, Vol. 1 by Various Artists
Tanganyika on Johnny Otis Presents Tanganyika by Buddy Collette
Jazz City Blues on Quartet & Quintet Sessions: 1956 - 1957 by Buddy Collette
9:20 Special on Essential Jazz Flute Collection by Buddy Collette
Santa Monica on Best From The West - Modern Sounds From California, Vol. 1 by Various Artists
Guajiro Cha Cha Cha on Jazz Heat Bongo Beat by Buddy Collette
Room with Skies - Live on Buddy Collette: The Complete 1961 Milano Sessions by Buddy Collette
Paddi - Live on Buddy Collette: The Complete 1961 Milano Sessions by Buddy Collette

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Buddy Collette & his quartet complete sessionsBuddy Collette2009Compil.
Buddy Collette & His West Coast FriendsBuddy Collette, Jim Hall, Chico Hamilton, Curtis Counce, John Anderson2009Compil.
An original westcoasterBuddy Collette2009Compil.
Polyhedric Buddy Collette, TheBuddy Collette2008Album
The Soft Touch Of Buddy Collette - 1961 Milano SessionsBuddy Collette2003Compil.
West Coast JazzGerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, Chico Hamilton, Buddy Collette, Gerald Wiggins1996Album
Jazz For Thousand OaksBuddy Collette1996Album
A Jazz Audio BiographyBuddy Collette1994Album
Man Of Many PartsBuddy Collette1992Single
Best Jazz WestDexter Gordon, Carl Perkins, Buddy Collette, Curtis Counce1977Compil.
Sessions, LiveBuddy Collette, Abbey Lincoln And Les Thompson1976Album
Sessions, LiveCannonball Adderley / Buddy Collette1976Album
Block BusterBuddy Collette1974Album
Now And ThenBuddy Collette1973Album
Furusato No Todai (Mood In Tenor Sax)Buddy Collette1968Album
West Coast JazzGerry Mulligan / Chet Baker / Chico Hamilton / Buddy Collette / Gerald Wiggins1966Compil.
Blue Sands / Ebb TideCharles Kynard & Buddy Collette1964Single
The Girl From Ipanema And Other Favorites Featuring Buddy ColletteBuddy Collette1964Album
Warm WindsCharles Kynard & Buddy Collette1964Album
One For The AirBuddy Collette Con Quintetto Basso-Valdambrini1963Single
The Soft Touch Of Buddy ColletteBuddy Collette1961Album
The Polyhedric Buddy ColletteBuddy Collette1961Album
Buddy Collette In ItalyBuddy Collette With Quintetto Basso-Valdambrini1961Album
Jazz Loves ParisBuddy Collette1960Album
Showcase For Modern JazzBud Shank, Bob Cooper, Buddy Collette, Art Pepper1958Album
Flute FraternityHerbie Mann & Buddy Collette1957Album
Calm, Cool & ColletteBuddy Collette1957Album
Nice Day With Buddy ColletteBuddy Collette1957Album
Calm, Cool & ColletteBuddy Collette1957Single
Ad LibRed Norvo, Buddy Collette1957Album
Man Of Many PartsBuddy Collette1956Album
Chico Hamilton Quintet Featuring Buddy ColetteThe Chico Hamilton Quintet Featuring Buddy Collette1955Single
Jazz All StarsDave Brubeck, Coleman Hawkins, Buddy Collette, Larry Bunker, Stan Levey, Conte Candoli, Emil Richards, Cal TjaderAlbum
Flute DietBuddy ColletteSingle
Golden Tenor Sax Best 15Sam Taylor, Georgie Auld, Buddy ColletteAlbum
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