A "winning new album... There's no doubting Mr. Collin's pianism which is lucid and flowing.... His own compositions...(are) distinguished by dark grandeur, dynamic swells and a chamberesque layering of texture...distinctive."
Nate Chinen, The New York Times
“An album that successfully delivers a unique voice…at its heart is an extraordinarily talented pianist…Collin exhibits a crystal clear vision with his music and no matter what style or form that might take, there is a beautifully natural cohesive quality to it all, each and every moment in time/ space/ sound being one to cherish…an album of divine substance.”
Mike Gates, UK VIBE
"To say his work is unorthodox would be somewhat of an understatement. This album no doubt presents listeners with a work of art that is worthy of being held onto for generations to come."
Eric Sandler, The Revivalist
"Achingly beautiful... Elegiac, almost hymnal... Touch, compositional flair and technique all seduce, but are trumped by the emotional strength in Collin's writing and playing. Still in his early 30s...the possibilities now seem endless."
Ian Patterson, All About Jazz
“...a talented composer, a gift that ultimately sets The Calling apart...strikingly evocative compositions, cinematic and soulful. Distinctly personal and creative.”
Mike Joyce, The Washington Post
"The storytelling elements to this disc make it hard not to feel your are on a journey... There is something eerie here, a cloudy-sky-with-patches-of-blue quality pervading everything. Collin demonstrates his fluency and virtuosity beyond the page. The impression is one of arranged music, but one of full improvisation..."
John Ephland, DownBeat
"An intimate look into the extraordinary, creative mind, and swelling talent of this young ascending jazz pianist... distinctly classical, achingly arresting, as Collin searched out each note with the demeanor of a jeweler with a keen eye for the most brilliant diamond in a mound of gemstones."
Cameron Jackman, jazmuzik.com
“Romain Collin is an extraordinarily talented jazz pianist with a vision that reaches deeply within himself, boldly probes far beyond music’s natural horizons, and expresses what he finds, feels and sees with an amazingly clear purpose and conviction.”
CJ Bond, Jazmuzik.com