A Consistently High Musical Standard: Brian Lynch Performing Freehands

by chipboaz on May 25, 2017

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There are some artists that simply grab my attention any time the release something new; one of those artists for me is Brian Lynch. This admiration comes from many years of hearing Lynch in countless contexts, where I’ve always been impressed with the level of his musicianship. From his time in Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers to his continued tenure collaborating with the amazing Eddie Palmieri, Lynch has spent time alongside masters, absorbing their lessons. Emerging as a leader, Lynch has maintained an incredibly high standard for repertoire, execution, adherence to tradition, and creative manipulation of the material. He had an excellent showing this past year with Madera Latino: A Latin Jazz Interpretation on the Music of Woody Shaw – my favorite album of 2016 – but that has been just another step in an unbelievable output; everything Lynch releases is worth a listen. With that in mind, today’s video feature is a two part performance of “Freehands” with Lynch leading an impressive group that includes Yosvanny Terry on alto sax, Conrad Herwig on trombone, Dafnis Prieto on drums, and more – as I’ve come to expect at this point, this is a must-hear piece of music from Lynch.

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