Colin Towns

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Colin William Towns (born 13 May 1948 in West Ham, London) is an English composer and keyboardist. He was noted as playing in bands formed by ex-Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan, and later worked extensively in composing soundtracks for film, television and commercials. Learning piano as a child, by the age of 13 he was earning money playing at weddings and birthdays in his neighborhood of the East End of London. He went on to play in numerous dance bands, jazz ensembles and also became a session musician. His main musical passion is jazz and he has made several well-received albums together with his big band, the Mask Orchestra. He has also founded an independent record label, Provocateur.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Full Circle Colin Towns 1
2009 Visions of Miles - The Electric Period of Miles Davis Colin Towns & HR-Bigband 1
2010 John Lennon – In My Own Write Colin Towns & the NDR Big Band 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Frank Zappa's Hot Licks (and Funny Smells) Colin Towns & the NDR Big Band 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Blind Justice Colin Towns 1
1989 The Wolves Of Willoughby Chase Colin Towns 1
1994 Pickwick Colin Towns 5 1
2004 Les Rivières pourpres 2 Colin Towns 1
2005 Mon ange Colin Towns 1
2007 Doc Martin - Music from the Hit Itv1 Colin Towns 1
Cadfael Colin Towns 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1985 Dramatic Brass and Electronics Colin Towns 1
Dark Drama Colin Towns 1
Drama / Jazz / Holiday Colin Towns 1
Epic / Romantic / Pastoral Colin Towns 1

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