Boomer Vibes, Volume 1 – Tom Collier

Boomer Vibes, Volume 1 – Tom Collier

Label: Summit Records

Release date: March 2023

Catalog number: 808


Magic Fingers
comp: Frank Zappa
At Last
comp: Harry Warren & Mack Gordon
Both Sides Now
comp: Joni Mitchell
We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
comp: Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
People Make The World Go Round
comp: Thom Bell & Linda Creed
Just A Little Lovin' (Early In The Morning)
comp: Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
There's Always Something There To Remind Me
comp: Burt Bacharach & Hal David
Wild Horses
comp: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
One Fine Day
comp: Carole King & Gerry Goffin
Yes It Is
comp: John Lennon & Paul McCartney
As Tears Go By
comp: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Andrew Loog Oldham

‘… one of the best jazz vibraphonists on the planet.’ -Modern Drummer Magazine

Of his last album, ‘The Color of Wood’: ‘…All things considered the album proves itself to be one of the year’s top new albums overall…’ -Phil’s Picks

‘…a graceful, ruminative sway. He maintains the song structure, but with freewheeling agility.’ -Scott Yanow


Tom Collier, playing it all; the Vanderplas electric vibraphone, acoustic vibraphone, marimba, piano, Wurlitzer electric piano, Rhodes electric piano, organ, synthesizer, synth bass, and drums, ‘one of the best jazz vibraphonists on the planet’ creates a special “Volume 1” to this remarkable series of three recordings of some of the catchiest tunes of the Baby Boomer Generation!

The Boomer Vibes Series represents a culmination of nearly 70 years of experience from ‘… one of the best jazz vibraphonists on the planet.’

Nearly 70 years of experience and musical influence are brought to fruition on this incredible series of Baby Boomer “VIBES”… This is VOLUME 1.

Collier presents an accessible, surreal program of familiar tunes from the defined ‘baby boomer’ generation.

Unlike all previous album projects Collier has recorded over the past forty years, Boomer Vibes, Volume One (and two and three) represent his first recordings of songs he didn’t compose. Instead, he recorded three albums worth of songs from the 1960s and ’70s that were especially important in his life for one reason or another. This album is also his first “do it yourself” album in over ten years. He plays every instrument on these tracks (with two exceptions as noted); he realized quickly that the multi-tracking process is much easier in 2022 with the advent of computer-based recording technology as opposed to the analog track bouncing process between tape recorders in the 1960s.

You’re going to enjoy this!

Boomer Vibes, Volume 1 – Tom Collier