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Chris Potter Scott Colley Bill Stewart "Trip to Williamsburg"

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August 15, 2000"Scott Colley ranks with the most solid bass backbones in jazz. Along with his mellifluous invention, his skills enhance the glorious bedrock of the art form." -- Stuart Troup, New York Newsday-1988 to 1989: He performed in U.S. and European tours with Carmen McRae; Dizzy Gillespie; and Clifford Jordan.-1990 to 1995: Bands included Jim Hall, John Scofield, Joe Henderson and Art Farmer.-1996 to 1998: His work included touring with a group led by Joe Lovano and Jim Hall, Tours with Toots Thielemans; Bobby Hutcherson; and Bob Berg; extensive touring with Andrew Hill's "Another Point of Departure" sextet.-2000-2004: For five years Colley toured extensively as a member of Herbie Hancocks working trio and two separate quartets (one featuring saxophonist Gary Thomas, the other featuring vibist Bobby Hutcherson) at concerts around the world. Hancocks trio has also performed in concert engagements with symphonic orchestras throughout the United States. During that time he also tour extensively with the Andrew Hill trio and sextet, and the Chris Potter Quartet.-2005-2007: Extensive touring with Directions in Music, a collaboration with Micheal Brecker, Herbie Hancock, Roy Hargrove and Terri Lyne Carrington; Trio concerts with Pat Metheny; Tours with Jim Hall; Teaching residencies at The Banff Center, Virginia Commonweath University, and Vallekilde Denmark, European and U.S. tours with Chris Potters Quartet; concerts with Chris Potter and Antonio Sanchez; U.S and European tours with his own trio and quartet.-2006-07: Extensive touring with his own quartet and trio. Recordings include projects with Chris Potter; Luciana Souza; Abbey Lincoln; Adam Rogers; Donny McCaslin; 2 recordings with Kenny Werner; and his own release Archetect of the Silent Moment(featuring: Ralph Alessi, David Binney, Craig Taborn, Jason Moran, Adam Rogers, Gregoire Maret, and Antonio Sanchez.)-2008-2009: During the last few years he is touring with his quartet and trio in the US, Europe and South America. Also touring with Edward Simon and Brian Blade; Chris Potters Underground; The Antonio Sanchez Quartet; Magic Circle(a trio with Dave Douglas and Mark Feldman); The David Binney Quartet(with Craig Taborn and Brian Blade); The Kenny Werner Quintet. Teaching residencies in the U.S. and Europe. He has worked on numerous recordings in the last two years, including a recently finished CD-due to be released on the CAM label, the recording will feature all original compositions with Bill Fresell, Ralph Alessi, Brian Blade and Craig Taborn.

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