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Colin James Bailey (born July 9, 1934) is a jazz drummer.

Born in Swindon, England, Bailey learned to play drums as a child, studying formally from age seven. He lived in Australia from 1958 into the early 1960s, and played with Bryce Rohde and the Australian Jazz Quartet during this time. When the AJQ toured the U.S., Bailey was hired by Vince Guaraldi, with whom Bailey played (alongside Jimmy Witherspoon and Ben Webster) until 1963, and returned to work… read more

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  • I'm not educated enough to know the distinction. I know I get this name on my computer from the Charlie Brown Christmas CD which is how and why I came to love Vince Guaraldi. I imagine the tagging issues has some lawyers behind it.
  • Will we ever find a way to correctly tag the Vince Guaraldi trio songs that keep getting accidentally credited to Colin Bailey? From what I can tell, anyone ripping a CD in Windows Media Player makes this tagging error by default.
  • Anyone else feel this guy is underrated? In my opinion, one of the best jazz drummers of all time! He is amazing live.

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