During this period, he worked and recorded with the Concord Records artists Howard Alden, Frank Vignola, Jimmy Bruno, and Stef Scaggiari.
In 1989 Joe Pass started up the Quartet that recorded For Django again. As Colin says “It was a bonus in life to have had that time playing with Joe and the group again.”Colin has toured extensively in the U. A., Japan, Europe, South America and Canada, with Benny Goodman, George Shearing, Richie Cole, Vic Damone, Ernestine Anderson, Al Hirt, Doc Severinsen, Carol Sloane, Susannah Mc Corkle and Joe Pass. Bain earned his place as the number one guitarist for many Hollywood studios in the 1950s and 60s.
In 1985 Colin moved back to California and presently lives in the San Francisco area where he plays with his good friend, Piano player Dick Hindman.
Since that move, he has played with Stan Getz, Kenny Burrell, Herb Ellis, Charlie Byrd and singers Carol Sloane, Ernestine Anderson, Susannah Mc Corkle, Rosemary Clooney, and Joe Williams.
Joe Morello came to Australia on a tour with the Dave Brubeck Quartet.
It was titled Surging Ahead and got 5 stars in Down Beat.
Over the next 32 years they worked on many recordings, T. Miles’ group had been booked at another jazz club in L. Victor surprisingly declined, and Miles hired Herbie Hancock. He became a drum teacher at North Texas State University from 1982-84.
When Miles and the Band got to the club for a sound check there were some people there from some kind of board that said Tony, who was only 16 at the time, was too young to play in such a place! As a member of the rhythm section, Colin got to play for guest artists Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Mel Torme, and June Christy, among others. He played most week-ends with Red Garland at a club in Dallas.
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For two weeks, as soon as Joe woke up every day, there I was with the practice pad. Six weeks later he joined the Vince Guaraldi Trio, and played clubs in San Francisco, including several months at the Trident in Sausalito, and other well known clubs such as The Blackhawk and Jazz Workshop.