Mike Collins has been leading groups playing a distinctive blend of originals, less played compositions by great writers and a sprinkling of standards for over twenty years. The music is distinctively melodic relying on instinctive empathy between musicians to deepen and colour the music. The recent album And Suddenly, Evening, the follow-up to 2009’s Suite Gorgeous, was warmly received with great reviews. You can listen to and buy both on the ‘recordings’ page. The current line-up appears in duo, trio and quartet formats.