AAJ reviews ‘Castles and Hilltops’

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

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Jazztimes Interview

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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