When Miles and the Band got to the club for a sound check there were some people there from some kind of board that said Tony, who was only 16 at the time, was too young to play in such a place! As a member of the rhythm section, Colin got to play for guest artists Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Mel Torme, and June Christy, among others. He played most week-ends with Red Garland at a club in Dallas.Miles needed a drummer, and having heard Colin with Victor, he called him to fill in for a couple of nights until they could sneak Tony in. In 1967, Colin started a twelve year studio career in L. In 1983 Colin joined the Richie Cole group Alto Madness, travelled to Japan and Europe, and toured the U. It was tough because he was still doing the teaching job as well.
So we did this record with Sinatra called Bop Goes My Heart, a sort of novelty bop recording.
Sinatra had a little trouble hitting the flatted fifth.
This was the start of a life long friendship between Colin & Joe. That same kind of friendship happened with The Victor Feldman Trio's Victor and Monty Budwig (the great bass player) and Colin. In September of 1963, Colin was called to sub for Tony Williams in the new Miles Davis Quintet. Miles had spent several nights at The Scene (the club that Colin was playing in with Victor Feldman) because he wanted Victor to be the piano player in his new band. There were more jazz greats to play for on various shows: Cannonball Adderly, Errol Garner, Lionel Hampton, Carmen Mc Rae, and Mel Torme. In 1979 Colin moved to Dallas to work in the jingle scene that was thriving there at that time.
Over the next 32 years they worked on many recordings, T. Miles’ group had been booked at another jazz club in L. Victor surprisingly declined, and Miles hired Herbie Hancock. He became a drum teacher at North Texas State University from 1982-84.
Bain was playing with the Phil Moore band, when a record date for bebop.
Frank Sinatra wanted to record a bop record, so they decided Phils group was the one.
He also played on albums by Mel Torme, Peggy Lee, and Rosemary Clooney.
In the 70s, a young, talented crowd of guitarists raised their axes and slowly began to dominate.
Joe Pass had recently signed with World Pacific Jazz records.
Using the same personnel (Clare, Albert and Colin) the album Catch Me was recorded. and on the road was extensive, playing and recording with, among others: Joe Pass, Victor Feldman, Joe Williams, Benny Goodman, George Shearing, Chet Baker, Hampton Hawes, Jim Hall, Red Mitchell, Roger Kellaway, Phil Woods, Pete Jolly, Ray Brown, Tommy Flanagan, Terry Gibbs, Buddy De Franco, Jimmy Rowles, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis, Joao Gilberto, Peggy Lee, Tony Bennett, Coleman Hawkins, Gerry Mulligan, Michel Legrand, Dave Grusin, Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison, Clare Fischer, and Blossom Dearie. sound tracks that include: Emmy Awards, Fred Astaire Easter Show, Julie Andrews Show, Merv Griffin, and The Charlie Brown Christmas and A Boy Named Charlie Brown (Linus and Lucy specials with Vince Guaraldi.) He subbed for Ed Shaughnessy on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson for six years, and the Carol Burnett Show. shows he played for every kind of music, from Beverly Sills (Opera) to James Brown.
Dave played in the Benny Goodman Band and later married the bands singer, Peggy Lee.