Collin Walcott Biography

American sitar player and percussionist.

Born on February 24, 1945, in New York City, New York, USA.

Died on November 8, 1984, near Magdeburg, East Germany, in a traffic accident while on tour with Oregon.

Collin Walcott was one of the first sitar players to play jazz. He formed the folk-jazz group Oregon in 1971 along with Ralph Towner, Paul McCandless, and Glen Moore. Later on he founded Codona, a trio with Don Cherry and NanĂ¡ Vasconcelos.

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