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ARTICLE: TALKING 2 MUSICIANS

Matthias Bublath

Read "Matthias Bublath" reviewed by Alan Bryson

Matthias Bublath is a composer, pianist, organist, and keyboardist based in jny: Munich, Germany. After graduating from the Berklee College of Music in jny: Boston, he lived in jny: New York City for several years honing his skills before returning to his native Munich in 2009. During those years in New York he forged musical bonds ...

Josh Maxey: Completing The Cycle

Read "Completing The Cycle" reviewed by Mehdi El Mouden

In the midst of the numerous sounds any jazz listener can be exposed to, it's hard for a performer to distinguish themselves from the crowd. Guitarist Josh Maxey ,in an undoubtable effort of seeking original sounds, has taken up that challenge since 2011 and composed ten albums. The ninth in this series, Completing the Cycle, sounds ...

ARTICLE: FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Peter O'Mara: My Time

Read "Peter O'Mara: My Time" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Australian guitarist Peter O'Mara is a thirty year veteran of the German jazz scene, and given his association with Klaus Doldinger's Passport that spans two decades, I was curious what direction his solo album My Time (Marangani Records, 2012) would take.

By Alan Bryson

Tasteful restraint, a mellow after hours sound that ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Josh Maxey

Read "Take Five With Josh Maxey" reviewed by Joshua Maxey

Meet Josh Maxey:
Making a series of six albums in twelve months. Doing it without Impulse!, Blue Note, Verve, money or without playing the Village Vanguard. Eating a lot of pizza. One through five-and-a-half available: Incarnate, Approach, The Language of Sound and Spirit, Argument for the Blues, Light Cycles and Blues in the Kitchen ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Tim Collins: Castles and Hilltops

Read "Castles and Hilltops" reviewed by William Grim

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 of styles and expressive content. ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Vibraphonist Tim Collins Interviewed at All About Jazz!

Vibraphonist Tim Collins Interviewed at All About Jazz!

Tim Collins likes to mix it up. It starts at home; the vibraphonist is married to a successful concert violinist and is intimately connected to the world of classical music. Recording with pianist Matthias Bublath, Collins has also worked with guitarist Charlie Hunter, who produced his second album, mixing rock, jazz, and string quartets. He seeks ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Tim Collins: Mixing It Up

Read "Tim Collins: Mixing It Up" reviewed by Alan Bryson

Tim Collins likes to mix it up. It starts at home; the vibraphonist is married to a successful concert violinist and is intimately connected to the world of classical music. Recording with pianist Matthias Bublath, Collins has also worked with guitarist Charlie Hunter, who produced his second album, mixing rock, jazz, and string quartets. He seeks ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Tim Collins - Castles and Hilltops (2011)

Tim Collins - Castles and Hilltops (2011)

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 a sextet of equally hungry young players over a dynamic ...

Joseph Lepore: Journal

Read "Journal" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Written, arranged, and produced by bassist Joseph Lepore, Journal is one solid and reliable recording with a consistent and upright sound. As a leader, he joins his bass with tenor saxophonist Lance Murphy, vibraphonist Tim Collins, and rock-solid drummer Nasheet Waits.

Lepore, born in New York, grew up in Italy, absorbing the jazz scene ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Tim Collins

Read "Take Five With Tim Collins" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Tim Collins is a vibraphonist/drummer originally from NY, now living in Munich, Germany. He's played with Ingrid Jensen, Aaron Parks, John Ellis, Aaron Goldberg, Charlie Hunter, John Hollenbeck, George Porter, and Mike Moreno. His two albums, 'Valcour and Fade received 3 and 4 stars respectively in Downbeat Magazine. Look for a third album in 2011, featuring ...