Collin Walcott

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Collin Walcott
Born(1945-04-24)April 24, 1945
DiedNovember 8, 1984(1984-11-08) (aged 39)
East Germany
InstrumentsSitar, tabla
Associated actsOregon

Collin Walcott (April[citation needed] 24, 1945 – November 8, 1984) was a North American musician known for working in jazz and world music.

He studied violin and tympani in his youth, and was a percussion student at Indiana University. Walcott became interested in traditional Indian music, studying sitar under Ravi Shankar and tabla under Alla Rakha. According to critic Scott Yanow of Allmusic, Walcott was "one of the first sitar players to play jazz."[1] He came to prominence in the early 1970s due to work with Tony Scott, Miles Davis and the Paul Winter Consort. Several members of the Paul Winter ensemble, including Walcott, split off to form the group Oregon.

Walcott was killed in an automobile accident in East Germany during a 1984 Oregon concert tour. He was replaced by Trilok Gurtu.


As leader[edit]

With Oregon[edit]

  • Our First Record CD (1970) Universe 42
  • Music of Another Present Era CD (1973) Vanguard VMD-79326
  • Winter Light CD (1974) Vanguard VMD 79350
  • Distant Hills CD (1974) Vanguard VMD-79341
  • In Concert CD (1975) Universe 25
  • Together (w/Elvin Jones) CD (1976) Universe 9
  • Friends CD (1977) Vanguard 79370-2
  • Out of the Woods CD (1978) Discovery 71004
  • Violin CD (1978) Universe 40
  • Moon and Mind CD (1979) Vanguard VMD 79419
  • Roots in the Sky CD (1979) Discovery 71005
  • In Performance CD (1980) Wounded Bird Records 304
  • Oregon (ECM, 1983)
  • Crossing (ECM, 1984)

With Codona[edit]

  • Codona (recd.1978, pbl.4/1979) ECM 1132
  • Codona 2 (recd.1980, pbl.2/1981) ECM 1177
  • Codona 3 (recd.1982, pbl.2/1983) ECM 1243

With Tony Scott[edit]

With Miles Davis[edit]

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