Collin, Romain

Palmetto, 2012CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 18.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Pianist Romain Collin leads a trio with Luques Curtis (b) and Kendrick Scott (d). Collin composed and arranged 10 of 12 songs, mostly slow relaxing fusion highlighted by “Nica’s Dream”. The pulse intensifies on “Runner’s High” with Romain dashing across the keys shadowed by both Luques and Kendrick. We also enjoyed the syncopation on “Pennywise The Clown”. It is a solid outing with Collin establishing himself as a man to watch.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz