Randolph Colville

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Randolph Colville
Birth name Randolph Colville
Born (1942-05-23)May 23, 1942
Origin United KingdomGlasgow, Scotland, UK
Died February 15, 2004(2004-02-15) (aged 61)
Genres Jazz
Instruments Saxophone
Clarinet
Associated acts Midnite Follies Orchestra
Keith Nichols

Randolph Colville (23 May 1942 – 15 January 2004) was a Scottish jazz swing clarinettist, saxophonist, bandleader and arranger born in Glasgow, Scotland, perhaps best known for his work with the Keith Nichols Midnite Follies Orchestra.

Colville began his studies at Robert Gordon's College in 1958, and graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England, teaching clarinet there years later. Colville soon became a regular of the Manchester music scene, playing with a number of local groups throughout the 1960s.

In 1974 Colville headed up his own version of the legendary Saints Jazz Band along with saxophonist Dave Mott and trumpeter Doug Waley. In 1975 a Colville-led quartet assisted American pianist Teddy Wilson on his tour of Britain that year.

In the 1980s Colville became a member of the Midnite Follies Orchestra, a band co-led by Keith Nichols and Alan Cohen. Over his career Colville worked and recorded with several artists, including Humphrey Lyttelton, Yank Lawson, Billy Butterfield, Ralph Sutton and Al Casey.