Denis Wick Artist Victor Haskins is a brilliant US cornet and trumpet player and has a new album out, where he plays cornet and EWI, and is joined by Randall Pharr (double bass) and Tony Martucci (drums and percussion). The album is called Showing Up and was released on 1 February 2019. It is available on Badcamp. Victor plays a Heritage 1B cornet mouthpiece.
Here is a review of the CD:
“Since he burst onto the scene, Victor Haskins has developed a robust reputation as a modern-day jazz storyteller. His utterly sincere approach to his art is in the highest jazz tradition of exploration and innovation. With Showing Up, Haskins has taken his message to yet another higher level.
The album, Haskins’ second, presents his “Skein”—comprised of himself acoustically and electro-enhanced, a bassist and percussionist—delivering ten highly intelligent, textured tracks. Each presents its own eclectic musical poetry. Haskins is genie-like here, granting listeners stimulating mind-colors and both emotional range and depth via his original compositions. This is music for introspection and involvement.”
– All About Jazz (Nicholas F. Mondello)