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Jazz FM's 25 Best Jazz Album's of 2020
Time Well Spent is a good way to describe the feeling after spending some moments listening to this recording. Pat Collins, a first-call musician for both the studio and the stage, enlists the talents of two of the best — Tom Szczesniak and Reg Schwager — to form a powerhouse trio. Together, they have a synergy that is just stunning, each player demonstrating his mastery while achieving a brilliant connection to his musical mates. Time Well Spent is poignant and gorgeous. Heather Bambrick
"Bassist Pat Collins, guitarist Reg Schwager and accordionist Tom Szczesniak are three of Toronto’s most sought after musiciaThe textures on display on this record are absolutely gorgeous. On this classic Paul Simon composition, Collins demonstrates that there are few others who can use the bass as a melodic instrument the way he does.ns. The textures on display on this record are absolutely gorgeous. On this classic Paul Simon composition, Collins demonstrates that there are few others who can use the bass as a melodic instrument the way he does." - Andrew Mills, Capital Public Radio, Sacramento, CA. "Favorite Jazz Albums of 2020".
Ottawa Citizen Best Canadian Jazz of 2020
"For the long overdue followup to his 2005 debut disc, Toronto-area bassist Pat Collins focuses on absolutely lovely and evocative music realized with accordionist Tom Szczesniak and guitarist Reg Schwager. On a tender rendition of Still Crazy After All These Years, Collins’s acoustic bass tugs at heartstrings." Peter Hum