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Paul Tynan & Aaron Lington: Bicoastal Collective: Chapter Six

Read "Bicoastal Collective: Chapter Six" reviewed by Jack Bowers


In jazz terms, trumpeter Paul Tynan and baritone saxophonist Aaron Lington's Bicoastal Collective is a long-running series, as this marks the sixth recording produced during their sixteen-year partnership. As Chapters One to Five were splendid, it might have been advisable to close the book there. However, Tynan and Lington have chosen to forge ahead, and so Chapter Six must be appraised on its own merits. Before weighing the music, it should be noted that Tynan and Lington ...

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Paul Tynan & Aaron Lington: Bicoastal Collective: Chapter Six

Read "Paul Tynan & Aaron Lington: Bicoastal Collective: Chapter Six" reviewed by Gary Carner


If you ask yourself: What is the definition of meaningtul contemporary jazz? What do well-crafted jazz tunes played by stellar musicians sound like? How do you combine fresh music ideas with the heritage of jazz as we know it? How do you inject various harmonic layers into jazz compositions and still make it sound accessible? What's the definition of serious jazz with a playful attitude? The answer is: Paul Tynan & Aaron Lington's Bicoastal Collective. From the first ...

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Paul Tynan: quARTet

Read "quARTet" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Trumpeter Paul Tynan's offering for 2019 is entitled quARTtet, emphasis on the capitalization of the embedded word “art." Jazz recordings have a long history of pairing up with the visual arts, especially in the realm of album and CD cover images: The paintings on Charles Mingus' Mingus Ah Um (Columbia, 1959); all of pianist Dave Brubeck's “Time" recordings of the late 1950/early 1960s; and drummer Chico Hamilton's Ellington Suite (Pacific Jazz, 1958) are just smattering of early examples. ...

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Paul Tynan: Radio Infrequency

Read "Radio Infrequency" reviewed by Martin Gladu


Throughout its successive waves of colonization, the foggy, Gulf-streamed shores of Nova Scotia, Canada have welcomed and fostered diverse musical cultures. Indeed, its French, Celtic and British musicological melting pot coalesced into a unique microcosm sometime during the 19th century. Yet, unlike their Scandinavian counterparts, local jazz musicians diverged en masse from this fertile heritage, opting instead for the lyrical melodies and lush, modal chords of Wayne Shorter, Tom Harrell and, especially, Kenny Wheeler. Unsurprisingly, (and for our great enjoyment) ...

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Paul Tynan: Radio Infrequency

Read "Radio Infrequency" reviewed by Jake Hanlon


One stereotypical visualization of a jazz group onstage sparks up the image of a smoke filled bar, the gentle tapping of glasses, a conversation in the corner between two friends. However, in the modern jazz world chamber jazz often reaches to eliminate stereotypes about conventional ensemble make-ups. While there certainly hasn't been a written-in-stone lineup for the jazz trio in the past, as we venture further into the 21st century more and more writers and performers want to see what ...

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Paul Tynan Quartet: Freedom And Jealousy

Read "Freedom And Jealousy" reviewed by Stephen Richardson


Opening with gentle horn colors supported by a dark yet buoyant bass line, the Paul Tynan Quartet confidently sets out to build a soundscape that will prove to be both original and fresh. The music has an atmospheric sense that slowly extends its musical tendrils like an untended grass fire. From the deliciously abrasive two horn arrangements of “Hidden Reality" leading seamlessly to the bitterly bright “Plastic People" to the leader's own trumpet frenzies in the “Change of Directions Suite," ...


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