Tim Collins: Joyride
Tim Collins (vibraphone, electravibes, piano)
Fade (Ropeadope Digital)
Tim Collins (vibraphone, electravibes, piano),
Charlie Hunter (electric bass), Simon Lott (drums).
Composed by Tim Collins.
Recorded: October 6-7 and 10, 2007
Rating: 91/100 (learn more)
The jazzified pop tune. It's a longstanding tradition. Coltrane's transformation of "My Favorite Things" is perhaps the best (or most famous) example. Tim Collins inverts this logic by writing a pop song that's deliberately presented with jazz instrumentation. The harmonic bed is provided by Collins's piano and Hunter's bass, but it's the vibraphone that steals the show. As the song progresses, the volume and intensity grow. Listening, you can almost hear the lyrics (Collins says there are some). Is this jazz? Who cares?! Sing along!!
Reviewer: Mark Saleski
Tags: 2000s jazz