Madera Latino Nominated For Grammy!

December 12th, 2016

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Hi Everyone,

The past week brought some great news for me and the Hollistic MusicWorks label – my “Madera Latino” project, celebrating the music of the great Woody Shaw through a Latin Jazz lens and featuring some of today’s top jazz trumpeters, has been nominated for a Grammy© in the category of Best Latin Jazz Album! This is my fourth Grammy nomination, and comes exactly 10 years after my “Simpático” CD in collaboration with Eddie Palmieri won a Grammy in the same category. It’s the first nomination for my label Hollistic MusicWorks, and a testament to the power of DYI (do it yourself)! It wouldn’t have been possible without the great musicians that participated (my trumpet brothers and others), engineers, video/photo crew and the backers for the Kickstarter project that raised funds for Madera’s publicity campaign. (a tally of some of these wonderful folks is at the bottom of this message)

Receiving a Grammy nomination for this project, which was a real labor of love for me over these last four years, fulfilled my every desire for this recording, or so I thought. I now have to admit to you, and to myself, that now that the project has gotten this far, I’m harboring a little hope that it may go all the way. There’s some other great records by friends and colleagues on the nomination list in my category. But I might dare to believe that, with luck, faith, and continuing to spread the word, Madera Latino may win that Grammy, for myself, the other great artists that joined me on the recording, and for the memory and spirit of my musical hero and the “last of the line”, Woody Shaw.

I’d like to invite you to share in this quest by letting your friends, family and networks know about Madera Latino. Some of you may know voting NARAS members; probably most of you don’t but no matter – if you give this project a little love, I think it will help it spread its wings and fly where it needs to be.

To this end, I invite you to listen to Madera Latino at your leisure via my SoundCloud feed. This link will be live up until Grammy ballots are due in mid January: https://soundcloud.com/hollistic-musicworks/sets/brian-lynch-madera-latino

You can also buy Madera Latino if you’d like! The physical CD can be purchased through Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Madera-Latino-Latin-Jazz-Interpretation/dp/B01LYGP0MA/ref=sr_1_1_twi_aud_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1481550919&sr=8-1&keywords=madera+latino

or CD Baby http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/brianlynch12?_ga=1.244694149.1272328525.1473704975 (Hollistic MusicWorks direct coming soon!):

Downloads can be procured (including a PDF booklet) at my Hollistic MusicWorks Bandcamp site: https://brianlynch.bandcamp.com/album/madera-latino-a-latin-jazz-interpretation-on-the-music-of-woody-shaw

or through iTunes.

It’s the perfect holiday gift!

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Madera Latino is also coming to a town near you! Dates confirmed so far in 2017 include:

Jan 3-4: New York, NY – The Jazz Standard
Feb. 25: Miami, FL – Miami Downtown Jazz Festival

and more on the way!

Thanks for reading this and thanks for the support so many of you have given to my work and the work of the artists on Hollistic MusicWorks!

Brian Lynch

Madera Latino Credits:

Sean Jones (trumpet)
Dave Douglas (trumpet)
Diego Urcola (trumpet)
Etienne Charles (trumpet)
Mike Rodriguez (trumpet)
Josh Evans (trumpet)
Philip Dizack (rumpet)
Bryan Davis (trumpet)
Zaccai Curtis (piano)
Luques Curtis (bass)
Obed Calvaire (drums)
Pedrito Martinez (timbales, congas)
Little Johnny Rivero (congas)
Anthony Carrillo (bongo, campaña)
Mike Marciano (engineer)
Erik Piza (engineer)
Tyler McDiarmid (mix consultant)
Katsuhiko Naito (mastering)
Video: Nick Myers & Aaron Rockers (A-V Web Pro); Gary Stager
Photos: Nick Myers, Gary Stager
Associate Producer: Woody Shaw III
Executive Producer (Kickstarter): Frank Abenante
…and thanks to all the Kickstarter backers, including Tom Dambly. Simon Pilbrow, dscollins, and 122 others!

Brian Lynch (trumpet, engineer, mixing, producer, album design, all arrangements)

Announcing :Brian Lynch Presents “Madera Latino” Drops On Sep. 26

September 2nd, 2016

NEW FROM HOLLISTIC MUSICWORKS
Brian Lynch Presents Madera Latino:
A Latin Jazz Perspective On The Music Of Woody Shaw
Hollistic MusicWorks HMW 13/14 (2 CD Set)
Release Date: Sep. 26, 2016Watch the EPK For Madera Latino: https://youtu.be/QzHc6HZuBEQ

 
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Brian Lynch trumpet
Sean Jones trumpet
Dave Douglas trumpet
Michael Rodriguez trumpet
Etienne Charles trumpet
Diego Urcola trumpet
Josh Evans trumpet
Philip Dizack trumpet
Bryan Davis trumpet
Zaccai Curtis piano
Luques Curtis bass
Obed Calvaire drums
Pedrito Martinez timbales, congas
Little Johnny Rivero congas, percussion
Anthony Carrilo bongo, campana
Produced by Brian Lynch
All music arranged by Brian Lynch
Associate Producer: Woody Shaw III
Four years in the making, Grammy© Award winning trumpeter Brian Lynch’s “Madera Latino” (Latin Wood) project, exploring the music of jazz innovator and master trumpeter Woody Shaw in a Latin Jazz format, is finally ready for release on Hollistic MusicWorks!
The music of the late, great Woody Shaw (1944-1989) – an innovative and highly individual musical lexicon, expressed through both his chosen instrument of trumpet and his equally distinguished compositions – set a standard of excellence and modernity for Black American Music that has not been surpassed in the 50 years since he first came onto the jazz scene. Madera Latino is an exploration of this giant’s music as viewed through the lens of authentic Afro-Caribbean rhythm and framed by the loving treatment of his compositions in virtuosic Latin Jazz style by Grammy© Award winning trumpeter Brian Lynch. It is also a heartfelt tribute to the genius of Woody by a all star lineup of today’s top trumpeters: Lynch, Sean Jones, Dave Douglas, Diego Urcola, Michael Rodriguez, Etienne Charles, Josh Evans, and Philip Dizack.
In trumpet combinations from duo to quartet, these eminent horns explore Shaw classics including In A Capricornian Way, Tomorrow’s Destiny, Zoltan, Song Of Songs, Sweet Love Of Mine, and more, along with two original pieces – one a extended suite – written by Lynch in salute to the profound influence Woody has had on him as a player and composer.
The band for Madera Latino fulfills the promise of Lynch’s audacious concept with élan, precision, and joyous creativity. Percussionists Pedrito Martinez and Little Johnny Rivero, along with bassist Luques Curtis, were integral to the success of Lynch’s 2006 CD Simpático, a Grammy@ Award winner in the Latin Jazz category. Add drummer Obed Calvaire, percussionist Anthony Carrillo, and pianist Zaccai Curtis, and a mighty rhythm section emerges to spur and challenge the trumpeters to their utmost efforts in praise of Shaw.
“The combination of Woody’s music and the Afro-Caribbean clave concept was always a natural to me”,states Lynch. “I’m very happy, after many years of thinking about this idea, to finally be able to actualize this tribute to my musical hero, Woody Shaw, in the distinguished company of these amazing trumpeters and my musical family.”
 
“I am very proud of what Brian has done with this project, and particularly of the depth of sincerity and the meticulousness with which he has treated the re-interpretation of Woody Shaw’s original works within the Afro-Latino idiom. My respect and gratitude go out to the musicians on this recording for keeping the spirit of this music – and of one of its last great innovators – alive and strong in the 21st century.  
Woody Louis Armstrong Shaw, III
 
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Brian Lynch Presents: Madera Latino: A Latin Jazz Perspective On The Music Of Woody Shaw
Official Release Date: September 26, 2016. Distribution: Amazon, CD Baby, ITunes, and select independent record retailers, as well as directly through http://hollisticmusicworks.com
Hollistic MusicWorks is the record label and creative conduit of Brian Lynch – Grammy© Award winning trumpeter, composer, arranger, bandleader, and educator. In addition to hosting Lynch’s own recording projects, HMW provides a home for other artists deserving of respect and recognition, ranging from veteran artists such as legendary drummer Killer Ray Appleton and the brilliant pianist/composer Rob Schneiderman, to emerging new artists personally mentored by Lynch.

2015 Holiday Sale On Everything!

November 26th, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! “Black Friday”, etc. will be upon us any second now, and I’d like to do my part by letting you know about the sales happening on my Hollistic MusicWorks website & its associated Bandcamp site:

1) Everything is on sale in my Hollistic MusicWorks webstore! CDs, downloads (including play alongs) and my original compositions in small group and big band arrangements. Check it out at:
http://hollisticmusicworks.com/store/

2) The complete HMW is 30% off on the Bandcamp digital download site!
Use the code blackfriday_cybermonday15 at:
https://brianlynch.bandcamp.com/

This code is also good for digital downloads accessed through the Hollistic MusicWorks store.

Enjoy!

Brian Lynch/Hollistic MusicWorks
http://hollisticmusicworks.com

Site Updates In Process

November 24th, 2015

Hi All,

A short note to let you know that we have a lot of site updates in the works as we roll into the 2015 holiday season. Hold  tight and stay tuned!

  • Brian

HOLIDAY MADNESS – ALL HMW PRODUCTS 50% OFF!

December 21st, 2014
Happy Holidays, all! To celebrate, Hollistic MusicWorks is slashing prices on their entire catalog of CDs, digital music downloads, and digital sheet music. Give the gift of music! – whether it’s one of our swinging selection of HMW CDs, including the new release “Questioned Answer” by the Brian Lynch/Emmet Cohen Quartet, or our digital music downloads (musicians, check out the play along versions of our Unsung Heroes project music, from the original tracks!), of both recordings and sheet music.

This incredible deal is only until Dec. 31, so order now at the Hollistic MusicWorks online store:
http://hollisticmusicworks.com/store/ . For digital music downloads, your holiday discount will be applied with this discount code from our Bandcamp site: happyholidays2014

You can access HMW’s digital music shop direct through our Bandcamp site https://brianlynch.bandcamp.com/ , or through the regular HMW site store. All digital downloads (music and sheet music) will be on sale through Jan. 10.

Enjoy!

Brian Lynch

Hollistic MusicWorks