Noel Johnston/Paul Tynan Quintet: NJPT (2000)
Anyway for all its subtle humor (a lone toilet is also displayed upon the disc itself. Hidden 'jazz' meaning? Who can know.) the album is a stellar work. Johnson guitar work is superb and his tone is colorful while not being too bright. Tynan's horn work is quite mature and always lyrical while Marcus Wolf's smooth tone on tenor is a pleasure. Michael Barton is a solid bass playerand a perfect compliment to the grooving stick work of Joel Fountain. This is an album well worth picking up, very strong and very, very swinging. J.R. Ewing would be proud.
Track Listing: 1. TGOK (Tynan) 2. 20 Midgets (Johnston) 3. From an Irish Folk Song (Tynan) 4. Taken Back (Tynan) 5. Scott's Sketch Book (Tynan) Texas Trilogy (Johnston) 6. I. Texas Inbred Crickets 7. II.Texas Toilet Bag 8. III. Texas Truck Water
Personnel: Paul Tynan - Trumpet/Flugelhorn; Noel Johnston- Guitar; Joel Fountain - Drums; Michael Barton -Bass; Marcus Wolfe - Tenor Sax.
Record Label: NohJoh Music
Style: Modern Jazz