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Derek Coller

Derek Coller's investments in jazz began with getting ‘hooked’ on big bands as a young teenager. Collecting discographical information and biographies of musicians led to him becoming an author and jazz magazine editor. He describes his special interest for the ‘less well-known’, and liked being part of what felt like a ‘secret society’ belonging to something with a limited following, and generating networks through circulating letters.

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Interview date 15th August 2016
Source National Jazz Archive
Reference number NJA/IJR/INT/3

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