Excerpts from debut album "Multiplicity", EP "Trace" and various other recordings and performances from around Asia and the US
Darn That Dream
My Shining Hour
MULTIPLICITY Available for purchase!
"A trombone powerhouse..."
~City Weekend Beijing
"You sometimes hear talk of a "little big band," meaning a band that's not the big, bulky capacity of your usual, 17-to-22 piece ensemble, but has the same basic flavor and fullness. Well, even those "little big bands" are generally larger than the seven members who make up the Terry Hsieh Collective, but damned if these guys don't have the feel of a contemporary big band anyway. The mix of trombone (Hsieh), trumpet (Pat Adams), and alto sax (Alex Cummings) goes a long way toward creating that feel, putting high, mid-range, and low right there on the front line. But so do
Hsieh's compositions and arrangements, which unfold with drama and lushness. His extraordinary rhythm section (pianist Jacob Baron, guitaristConrad Reeves, bassist Matt Adomeit, drummer Peter Manheim) is also crucial, working in tandem to create accompaniment that sounds much bigger and stronger than it actually is. But big band or no, these guys—young, all of them—are the real deal."
~Mike West, Washington City Paper
Hsieh’s sound is big and round, in the tradition of trombonists like J. J. Johnson and Jimmy Knepper.
~Dan Ruccia, Indy Weekly