Matthew Ruddick writes, “This is an excellent album, that impresses from the outset, and reveals new layers on each listen.”
Eddie Myer writes, “a real player’s album, and a real treat for connoisseurs of the contemporary mainstream.”
Kyle Eastwood's trumpeter leads own cracking sextet for London showcase
The FT’s Mike Hobart writes, “This sparkling launch of Quentin Collins’ album Road Warrior delivered the twisty narrative themes, harmonic subtleties and focused solos of small-group modern jazz with a rhythmic drive that was compelling.”
Erminia YArdley writes, “Can I give it a 6-stars?”
Leo Richardson and Quentin Collins are featured artists.
Bebop Spoken Here’s Lance Liddle writes, “They don't come any better than this! It's Jazz Messenger territory but these jazz posties aren't walkin' the streets they're running, they're flying - this isn't snail mail it's superfast broadband and what a band!”
All About Jazz’s Chris May writes, “Road Warrior adheres to the American post-bop tradition and various historic milestones are evoked during the course of the album.”
Quentin Collins releases a new album, Road Warrior, on Friday 13 September. It’s an album that reflects on the trumpeter’s 25 years playing jazz and celebrates all the musicians out there who try to maintain some sort of normality while doing a job they might love but which doesn’t make normality easy. Rob Adams spoke to him:
Presenter Ian Shaw features a broad range Ubuntu artists, and praises Martin Hummel’s passion for his artists and the Label. Featured Ubuntu Music artists include Mark Kavuma, Andrew McCormack, Tom Cawley, Quentin Collins & Brandon Allen, Leo Richardson, Miguel Gorodi, Eric Alexander & Harold Mabern and others.