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Tim Collins “Fade” (three stars) Collins specialises on vibraphone but is also an all-round performer on tuned percussion and drums. On the young New Yorker’s second album as leader the instrumentation may suggest a jazz group, but the result is basically just a set of vocal-less, eclectic rock tunes. That sounds like it could be […]
Tim Collins – Castles And Hilltops (2011) by S. Victor Aaron As a musician, Collins is the complete package: performer, composer, bandleader. This we know from his 2007 debut Valcour, when he was largely introduced to the world as a vibraphonist with great range and inventiveness in the manner of Bobby Hutcherson. On that record, he led […]
Tim Collins: Castles and Hilltops (2011) By WILLIAM GRIM, Published: November 10, 2011 This is an excellent album by one of the finest vibraphonists on the scene today. Tim Collins combines the harmonic adventurousness of Gary Burton with a swinging style reminiscent of Milt Jackson and Bobby Hutcherson. Castles and Hilltops consists largely of original compositions that run a wide gamut […]
By ALAN BRYSON, Published: September 20, 2011 “I love simple melodies that I want to keep singing over and over again. I want to feel the same chills when we play it that I do when I hear Björk sing it.” Tim Collins likes to mix it up. Recording with pianist Matthias Bublath, Collins has also worked […]
Interview with Bill Malchowski of Jazztimes: Tim Collins’ early music influences were not jazz. “My first serious musical obsession was progressive rock, specifically Rush and Yes,” says Collins, 34. “Then, when I started playing vibes at age 20, I became obsessed with Milt Jackson and Bobby Hutcherson.” Collins’ third outing as a leader, Castles and Hilltops, […]
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