Hegarty is one of those players who come up on you from left field and leave you saying, "Where have you been all my life?" This is class tenor (and soprano) playing in the best Dexter early Trane tradition perhaps even with a hint of Ike Quebec. The late Chris Yates would have described Hegarty as a "Tough Tenor" and I'm not going to argue.
-￼Bebop Spoken Here
“Tim Hegarty's robust performance on this recording
was stellar, full of energy, and swinging. Making music
with the masterful pianist, Kenny Barron, drummer, Carl Allen,
and vibist, Mark Sherman, is always a distinct pleasure.
date a breeze."
—Rufus Reid - bassist, composer, professor
Tribute highlights the formidable talents of Tim Hegarty and the improvisational secrets hiding out in the Big Apple!
Brent Black / www.criticaljazz.com
Sounds like? Tim Heagarty of course but artistic comparisons are inevitable so think Dexter Gordon meets Stanley Turrentine and you may be getting close. There is a hard lyrical edge to the swing of Hegarty complimented by two masters of harmonic subtlty in pianist Kenny Barron and bassist Rufus Reid. Toss in vibraphone player Mark Sherman and drummer Carl Allen and you have as solid a quintet as one could hope for.