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Album Review

Colin Hinton: Simulacra

Read "Simulacra" reviewed by John Sharpe


It would have been a shame if drummer and composer Colin Hinton's Simulacra, released in 2019, fell through the cracks. On this, his second leadership outing in the wake of Glassbath (Snake And Cornelia, 2018), he captains a crew of current and former Brooklyn-based talent in a mysterious but satisfying set. Hinton merges compositional elements with unfurling interplay which sounds guided in its cohesion, but without any evidence of the joins. As a result the six cuts evolve naturally, but ...

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Album Review

Colin Hinton: Glassbath

Read "Glassbath" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Brooklyn-based drummer / composer / educator, Colin Hinton's debut release presents an aggregation of hip, punk jazz via guitarist Edward Gavitt's acerbic, distortion-tinged phrasings and a variety of noise-shaping processes and pulsating, off-centered dialogues with tenor saxophonist Peyton Pleninger. The press release alludes to semblances of acclaimed drummer Jim Black's Alas No Axis band along with similarities to other cutting-edge artists. Complete with Hinton's energetic polyrhythmic grooves, the quartet executes bluesy motifs that transform into torrid fast-paced jazz-rock sprees and ...


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