Sleek Buick, the first Collier & Dean CD in nine years, was released to the world August 19th, 2014 on the Origin label. By the end of the first week, over 30 jazz radio stations around the country were reporting multiple "spins" (track plays) Also the first reviews were beginning to appear:
"Totally controlled awesome! With tight, fleet lines and rollicking grooves, the duo's time-earned telepathic musical connection makes "Sleek Buick" a festive treat." - editors, All About Jazz magazine
"Hip, creative but still accessible, everybody here is playing like they are having a good time..." - Chris Spector, Midwest Record
Several significant musicians appear on the album including saxophonists Ernie Watts and Gary Herbig, trumpeter Allen Vizzutti, keyboardist Don Grusin, guitarist John Morton, fiddle and mandolin player Andy Leftwich, and drummers Alex Acuña and Ted Poor.
The album is available at most record/CD retail stores as well as on-line retailers including Amazon and Tower Records. Or, you can order one from me - $10 autographed.
To preview a track from the album, visit: https://soundcloud.com/tom-collier-3/california-avenue
To see Tom perform a solo vibraphone version of one of the tracks from the album, Mallet Tech, go to the "videos" page on this site.