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.
They did seven recordings, and played the Blue Note clubs in Japan as well as venues in the U. He played on countless jingles, albums, and soundtracks for television and movies. Records by Frank Sinatra, including Young At Heart and Ive Got You Under My Skin, featured Bain on guitar, as did records with his favorite male vocalist, Nat King Cole including Unforgettable.Colin lived in Australia in the late fifties and was staff drummer at T. In 1960, Colin met the biggest influence in his life as a drummer.Joe Morello came to Australia on a tour with the Dave Brubeck Quartet.They worked at places like The Macambo, on the Sunset Strip and La Papillon. group in Europe with actor George Raft and singers Louise Albritton and June Clyde.When Phil worked there, Howard Hughes had the best table in the house, and it was reserved every night for him. No matter how crowded the place was, that table was empty. The troupe toured England and North Africa, and spent time in Italy.