Exemplary Combination of Latin Rhythms and Vigorous Jazz Improvisations!
Trumpeter Brian Lynch has had an illustrious career, beginning with the Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and continuing as a member of the current Phil Woods Quintet. In between, he has led many projects and recorded many albums as a leader, and established himself as one of the top jazz trumpeters in the US. One of his assets is his deep understanding of and familiarity with Latin jazz, inspired by Brazilian trumpeter Claudio Roditi and developed through his collaborations with Brazillian, Puerto Rican and Cuban musicians.
The Brian Lynch Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra is a culmination of these developments. The relatively small, nine-piece band features five horn players and two percussionists, and can sound as big and expansive or as tight and small as the situation demands. As we can see from this collection of medium- to slow-tempo boleros, this band represents an exemplary combination of authentic Latin rhythms and vigorous jazz improvisations.
As an added bonus, Lynch's long-time boss and legendary alto player Phil Woods contributes brilliant solos on "Celia," "I'm A Fool To Want You" and "You've Changed."
"From luminous mambos or in serene, pensive underpinnings, this group really hits the mark for subtle yet clearly delineated music that Lady Day surely would have shed a tear or two over, as might we all." -Michael G. Nastos, allmusic.com
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Brian Lynch, trumpet, flugelhorn
Phil Woods, alto sax
Ivan Renta, alto sax
Alan Hoffman, tenor sax
Marshall Gilkes, trombone
Ron Blake, baritone sax
Zaccai Curtis, piano
Boris Kozlov, bass
Little Johnny Rivero, conga, bongo, percussion
Marvin Diz, timbales, drums
2. La Sitiera
4. Fire Waltz
6. I'm A Fool To Want You
7. You've Changed