Originally from Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island, Toronto bassist extraordinaire Pat Collins has performed with a long list of Canadian and international jazz artists, including Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Henderson, Herb Ellis, Ed Bickert and Moe Koffman.
"In the Moment" represents his first recording as leader and features nine of his compositions.
this very satisfying session that shows he's no novice at writing interesting tunes.
"His bass work is fluid and strong throughout, with buoyant tones and effortless elegance much in evidence. The material always stresses forward momentum
"Collins takes a commanding role throughout, though he lets his colleagues stretch and engage in subtle mutual exchanges on numbers which, for the most part, allow for loose, relaxed but accomplished execution. Murley sounds better than ever on soprano sax and, as always, Schwager is a valuable resource whatever the context. "