194 Queen West, Toronto

Tim Hamel Quartet

Tim Hamel-Trumpet, Lee Wallace-Guitar, John Meyer- Bass & Jeff Halischuk-Drums 

Tim Hamel has gigged around these parts for a while, and his fleet bop trumpet, clean lines and articulate urgency deserve a bigger hearing.  With the intuitive smarts of guitarist Lee Wallace, the front line has unique textures to offer, while bass Mark Cashion and drummer Greg Pilo cruise confidently through Hamel's perky compositions. Top track: The title piece is a stylish example of Hamel's hustle.
- Geoff Chapman, Toronto Star