140

The Tim Collins Quartet: Live In Concert

By

Sign in to view read count
The Tim Collins Quartet: Live In Concert Tim Collins is a young vibraphonist from New York City, and Live In Concert documents his March 24, 2002 graduation recital at the Manhattan School of Music.

Collins frequently gigs in the New York area (often as a duet) with pianist Ayako Shirasaki. Bassist Miles Brown and drummer Obed Calvaire are his preferred accompanists when available. Each musician plays well here, but the compositions – all by Collins – are what provide the album's strength.

"Buzzy John's Blues," a minor blues with a pentatonic melody, is based on Chick Corea's "Steps" from Now He Sings, Now He Sobs (Blue Note, 1968). The minor waltz "Song For Jason" is dedicated to the memory of Collins' college freshman roommate, who drowned after their junior year.

Collins wrote the rhythm for the funk tune "Brooklyn Boogaloo" first, and then the melody, and you can tell. "Tiptoe," from several years ago, is his favorite. As you would imagine, it's quiet. It reminds me of something Mike Nock might write. The highlight of Live in Concert is the aptly named "Two Part Song," comprised first of a rubato with no beat behind it, then a rhythmic section with the bass and drums joining in. After the group revisits the first section with a bossa nova feel, the album closes with a short two-minute song, "Without Reason," based upon a neapolitan sixth chord.

Tim Collins has a future. If this quartet were the house band of a club in the heartland, it would be packing them in every night!

This recording is available from CD Baby .


Track Listing: 1. Buzzy John's Blues 2. Song For Jason 3. Brooklyn Boogaloo 4. Tiptoe 5. Two Part Song 6. Without Reason

Personnel: Tim Collins - vibes, Ayako Shirasaki - piano, Miles Brown - bass, Obed Calvaire - drums.

Year Released: 2003 | Record Label: Tim Collins Music | Style: Straight-ahead/Mainstream


Shop

More Articles

Read A Dark and Stormy Day CD/LP/Track Review A Dark and Stormy Day
by Dave Wayne
Published: March 1, 2017
Read Pocono Git-Down CD/LP/Track Review Pocono Git-Down
by Edward Blanco
Published: March 1, 2017
Read Rímur CD/LP/Track Review Rímur
by Henning Bolte
Published: March 1, 2017
Read Schönbrunn CD/LP/Track Review Schönbrunn
by Tyran Grillo
Published: March 1, 2017
Read Northern Adventures CD/LP/Track Review Northern Adventures
by Jack Bowers
Published: February 28, 2017
Read Collider CD/LP/Track Review Collider
by John Sharpe
Published: February 28, 2017
Read "Short Stories" CD/LP/Track Review Short Stories
by C. Michael Bailey
Published: November 3, 2016
Read "Dream In The Blue" CD/LP/Track Review Dream In The Blue
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: July 28, 2016
Read "Petite Moutarde" CD/LP/Track Review Petite Moutarde
by Glenn Astarita
Published: March 29, 2016
Read "Playing the 60s" CD/LP/Track Review Playing the 60s
by C. Michael Bailey
Published: January 19, 2017
Read "Ena / One" CD/LP/Track Review Ena / One
by Budd Kopman
Published: March 26, 2016
Read "Live At The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival" CD/LP/Track Review Live At The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival
by Roger Farbey
Published: December 23, 2016

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Sponsor: Jazz Near You | GET IT  

Support our sponsor

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on every page for a full year!

Buy it!