337

Brian Lynch Latin Jazz Sextet: Conclave

Mark F. Turner By

Sign in to view read count
Brian Lynch Latin Jazz Sextet: Conclave The spirit of the clave flows freely through the blood of Brian Lynch. For many years the veteran trumpeter has formed an extensive body of work flourishing in both straight-ahead and Latin jazz styles via associations with Phil Woods, Horace Silver, the Buena Vista Social Club, Eddie Palmieri, and many others. He also has worked with younger artists like drummer Dafnis Prieto, pianist Luis Perdomo, and saxophonist Miguel Zenon, who are also writing new chapters in pan Afro-Latin music.

ConClave is Lynch's latest document of music, continuing in the vein of 2004's Que Viva Coltrane, a collaborative effort with trombonist Conrad Herwig. With the inventive horn arrangments and the rhythmic pulse of drums and percussion, this mix of new music is vibrant, danceable, and satisfying, due in much part to Lynch's leadership and a very hot band.

The music is set ablaze from the start on "Tom Harrell with a bright sax/trumpet combo girded against a bopping tempo. But even when the tempo slows on the lovely "La Sietiera, the heat is still felt. This passion is maintained collectively and individually by the contributions of each musician. On "La Mulata Rumbera, which clocks in at thirteen minutes, all instruments move as one yet each expresses its own voice with detailed solos winding through labyrinth patterns. Lynch is to be commended for producing a recording which exemplifies good jazz, whether it's Latin or any other style.

Visit Brian Lynch on the web.


Track Listing: Tom Harrell; La Sitiera; J.B's Dilemma; Across The Bridge; Liberated Brother; La Mulata Rumbera; Awe Shocks; Invitation.

Personnel: Brian Lynch: trumpet; Ralph Bowen: tenor saxophone; Luis Perdomo: piano; Boris Kozlov: bass; Ruben Rodriguez: bass; Ernesto Simpson: drums; Roberto Quintero: percussion.

Title: Conclave | Year Released: 2005 | Record Label: Criss Cross


Tags

comments powered by Disqus

More Articles

Read The Company I Keep CD/LP/Track Review The Company I Keep
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: June 28, 2017
Read Ma De Re Sha CD/LP/Track Review Ma De Re Sha
by Geno Thackara
Published: June 28, 2017
Read Ask Seek Knock CD/LP/Track Review Ask Seek Knock
by Roger Farbey
Published: June 28, 2017
Read Air and Light and Time and Space CD/LP/Track Review Air and Light and Time and Space
by John Eyles
Published: June 28, 2017
Read Eleven Cages CD/LP/Track Review Eleven Cages
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: June 27, 2017
Read Afro-Caribbean Mixtape CD/LP/Track Review Afro-Caribbean Mixtape
by Mark F. Turner
Published: June 27, 2017
Read "December Songs" CD/LP/Track Review December Songs
by Geno Thackara
Published: December 16, 2016
Read "The Colours Suite" CD/LP/Track Review The Colours Suite
by Glenn Astarita
Published: May 29, 2017
Read "Euro Swing Vol. 2" CD/LP/Track Review Euro Swing Vol. 2
by Mark Corroto
Published: July 24, 2016
Read "Pole Of Inaccessibility" CD/LP/Track Review Pole Of Inaccessibility
by Mark Corroto
Published: January 20, 2017
Read "Good 'n' Cheap: The Eggs Over Easy Story" CD/LP/Track Review Good 'n' Cheap: The Eggs Over Easy Story
by Doug Collette
Published: July 3, 2016
Read "Very Early" CD/LP/Track Review Very Early
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: December 23, 2016

Smart Advertising!

Musician? Boost your visibility at All About Jazz and drive traffic to your website with our Premium Profile service.