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

Brian Lynch and Emmet Cohen’s “Questioned Answer” CD Out Now! CD Release Gigs In NYC and Area

October 22nd, 2014

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We at Hollistic MusicWorks have some exciting news – the new CD by Brian Lynch in collaboration with new star pianist Emmet Cohen, Questioned Answer, is now available! The official release date is next Tuesday, October 28th, but you can already pick up a copy through Amazon or the Hollistic MusicWorks website (access through www.brianlynchjazz.com). There are two CD release events in New York City and environs coming right up, with more in the pipeline. First, the gigs, and below that information about the CD and how to buy. Hope to see you at one of the gigs!

Brian Lynch 
Hollistic MusicWorks

Brian Lynch and Emmet Cohen – Questioned Answer CD Release Events:

The Jazz Gallery NYC: Friday, October 31, 2014
Brian Lynch/Emmet Cohen Quartet presents the music from their new CD Questioned Answer (Hollistic MusicWorks)
Brian Lynch – trumpet; Emmet Cohen – piano; Russell Hall, bass; Mark Whitfield – drums
http://www.jazzgallery.org/

The Falcon, Marlboro, NY: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Brian Lynch/Emmet Cohen Duo celebrating the release of Questioned Answer (Hollistic MusicWorks)
http://www.liveatthefalcon.com/

Questioned Answer Available Now!

CD:

From the Hollistic MusicWorks website:
http://hollisticmusicworks.com/store/cds/brian-lynch-and-emmet-cohen-questioned-answer-cd/

From Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Questioned-Answer-Brian-Lynch-Quartet/dp/B00O6WXSGQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413971166&sr=8-1&keywords=brian+lynch+cohen

On digital:
Questioned Answer: https://brianlynch.bandcamp.com/album/questioned-answer
Questioned Answer – The Extra Tracks (eight extra tracks from the duo sessions) https://brianlynch.bandcamp.com/album/questioned-answer-the-extra-tracks

Brian Lynch / Emmet Cohen Quartet and Duo – Questioned Answer

Hollistic MusicWorks HMW 12 Street Date: Oct. 28, 2014

This intergenerational collaboration between Grammy© Award winning trumpeter Brian Lynch and new piano star on the modern jazz horizon Emmet Cohen combines new school excitement and exuberant swing, and is shaping up to be one of the must have discs for late 2014. In the quartet setting, joined by legendary drummer Billy Hart and master bassist Boris Kozlov, Lynch and Cohen present a program of their own searching and often epic original music, bridging traditional and contemporary sounds with virtuosity, passion and swinging aplomb. And as a duo, they essay and recast jazz classics and standards (both classic and contemporary) with warmth, intelligence and lack of cliche, often journeying into uncharted territory only bound by their searching imagination and desire to swing.

The musical lock between Lynch and Cohen has roots that go beyond the work they’ve put in towards crafting a distinctive sound in both quartet and duo formats. Their common ground in committing to grounded, yet contemporary and uncliched playing and composing, combined with the mixture of Lynch’s magisterial command and Cohen’s poised beyond his years musicality, has resulted in a original and compelling group sound tailored for the contemporary listener.

Watch This Space – The Brian Lynch – Emmet Cohen Recording Project Coming Soon!

July 14th, 2014

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BRIAN LYNCH’S UNSUNG HEROES VOL.2 CD MAKING WAVES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

December 19th, 2013

Hollistic MusicWorks’ New CD Release Makes Strong Debut on Jazz Radio and Garners Critical Acclaim

Vol 2 Cover web“Lynch is one of the finest trumpeters we have in jazz….a clean, precise and soulful soloist who always knows how to deliver the essence of a song…. Here’s hoping this “unsung” project gets the recognition all of these artists deserve on next summer’s festival circuit.” Frank Alkyer, Downbeat Online http://www.downbeat.com/defaultl.asp?sect=editorspicks201312

“Here’s a delightful manner in which to spend some quality listening time enjoying decidedly modern, positive and fresh interpretations of music that simultaneously embrace the heritage of past masters and allows our current masters opportunity to shine.” Rick Erben, Jazz Radio KIOS http://kios.org/post/jazz-cd-month-brian-lynch-unsung-heroes-volume-2-hollistic-music-works

Dec. 19, 2013 – The new CD release by Grammy© Award winning trumpeter Brian Lynch, Unsung Heroes Vol. 2, has been brightening up the 2013 holiday season for listeners with impressive initial showings on jazz radio playlists and critics’ lists. The followup to Lynch’s acclaimed Unsung Heroes, a 5 star Downbeat pick and top radio disc of 2011, entered the JazzWeek radio chart as its top charting debut and has risen to the Top 20 (#19) in its second week on the industry standard list. In the process, the disc received Album of the Month honors for December by powerhouse jazz radio station KUVO (Denver) and Jazz CD of the Month kudos from Omaha’s KIOS. Unsung Heroes Vol. 2 is also an Editor’s Pick for December by Downbeat Online and is making its way onto many critics’ favorites lists of the season.

The second volume of his Unsung Heroes project extends trumpeter Brian Lynch’s salute to underappreciated trumpet masters in fine form. From the same sessions as the acclaimed Unsung Heroes CD (5 Stars in Downbeat Magazine), Vol. 2 continues the mix of little known or unrecorded compositions by “under the radar” jazz trumpeters such as Idrees Sulieman, Tommy Turrentine, and Joe Gordon with original Lynch compositions in the spirit of these trumpet maters. In Unsung Heroes Vol. 2, Lynch and his crack band (including alto sax great Vincent Herring) pay tribute “in the tradition” while staying fresh, creative and highly swinging. Lynch’s trumpet work shows why he’s considered one of “the best and busiest trumpeters in jazz…” (Jazz Times Magazine)

Lynch was recently featured in a full length profile in Jazz Times magazine (October 2013) and will be featured in an upcoming article for Jazziz.

Listen to a track from Unsung Heroes Vol. 2 :

UNSUNG HEROES VOL. 2 (Hollistic MusicWorks HMW2)
CD Available on Amazon, CD Baby, http://hollisticmusicworks.com and at Independent Jazz Retailers
Also Available at ITunes and other Digital Retailers
For more information: hollisticmusicworks@gmail.com   http://hollisticmusicworks.com
Publicity: Kim Smith PR ksmithpr@earthlink.net

 

PRESS RELEASE – BRIAN LYNCH’S “UNSUNG HEROES VOL. 2″ FINALLY RELEASED ON CD!

October 29th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 14, 2013
Kim Smith PR | ksmithpr@earthlink.net | 917 349 8090

BRIAN LYNCH’S “UNSUNG HEROES VOL. 2″ FINALLY RELEASED ON CD!
THE ACCLAIMED RECORDING PROJECT SALUTING UNDERAPPRECIATED TRUMPET MASTERS NOW “ALL PHYSICAL” TO BE RELEASED NOVEMBER 12

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“Whether or not they realize it, jazz players owe a serious nod to the many musicians through the years who have influenced and helped shape the branches on the musical tree…not just the household name players, but the many others – active or deceased – who’ve been innovators in their own way. Brian Lynch understands this big time….Lynch and his band…take the music of the aforementioned innovators and add their own contemporary stamp. It is a beautiful project…. Lynch has developed a great way to pay forward the influences that he absorbed.”  – KEN FRANCKLING, Jazz Notes

“The series is more than a tribute; it’s an effort to preserve and perpetuate the bop legacy….While releases like Unsung Heroes appear with some frequency, few sound as accomplished or exuberant.”  
ERIC FINE, Downbeat (***** 5 Star Review for Vol.1)

“Brian Lynch’s valid thesis is that the great jazz trumpet tradition has been created not only by towering figures like Louis and Dizzy and Miles, but by second-echelon players like Tommy Turrentine, Idrees Sulieman, Louis Smith, Claudio Roditi, Kamau Adilifu, Joe Gordon, Ira Sullivan and Charles Tolliver…. Lynch is an articulate trumpet player with his own polished concept, and he does not attempt to mimic the styles of his heroes. His tributes go deeper….Most of all, what makes these tributes authentic is the high level of creative execution throughout Lynch’s sextet.”  –THOMAS CONRAD, Jazz Times

“This isn’t the first sort of “legacy” project in your discography but it seems to be the one getting the most attention….The unearthing of these unrecorded compositions is a major contribution to these musicians you’re celebrating.” –LAZARO VEGA, Blue Lake Public Radio

Grammy© Award winning trumpeter Brian Lynch created a decided stir in 2011 with the release of his Unsung Heroes project. Both an affirmation of his tradition-drenched roots in modern Black American Music (A Jazz Messenger, Brian was also a long time member of Horace Silver’s Quintet as a young man and “paid his dues” with myriad figures of the real jazz tradition including Charles McPherson, Benny Golson, the Phil Woods Quintet, etc.) and a bold statement of artistic self-determination (Unsung Heroes was the maiden voyage of Brian’s label Hollistic MusicWorks, dedicated to independence of the artist and integrity of the music expressed by 21st century means), Unsung Heroes received attention and acclaim far past what is usually expected from what Brian himself described as a “…collection of unpretentious and straight ahead music”, including a 5 star review in Downbeat Magazine. This is an indication of the rare excellence of the Unsung Heroes project, in its fresh conception and in its brilliant and swinging execution by the Unsung Heroes band (Lynch, alto sax master Vincent Herring, tenor saxophonist Alex Hoffman, the brilliant pianist Rob Schneiderman, bassist David Wong, and drummer Pete Van Nostrand). Now, on November 12, 2013, the second volume of Unsung Heroes is at last available on CD.

 

The elements that make Unsung Heroes stand out among the many superficially similar “straight-ahead jazz” releases of the past few years are numerous and sharply marked. First, the concept: far from being a rote “celebration” of the obvious jazz icons, Unsung Heroes plumbs the rich depth of the music in exploring the work of such underappreciated masters as (on the second volume) trumpeters Tommy Turrentine, Idrees Sulieman, and Joe Gordon. Having access to unrecorded scores (courtesy of publisher and project supporter Don Sickler of www.jazzleadsheets.com) and other primary sources of these artists created the possibility of recording new and unheard music for these sessions, in contrast to either a rote recitation of a previously recorded version or a “reimagining” remote from the composer’s intention. And most of all, the fresh, unforced quality of the performances throughout sets Unsung Heroes apart from those present day releases that all too often exhibit the “anxiety of influence”, either by the slavish obedience to it or the headlong flight from it. The musicians of Unsung Heroes are secure in their ability to make swinging, straight-ahead music without cliche, and Unsung Heroes Vol. 2 is further confirmation of that fact. The Unsung Heroes project is an affirmation of the continuing relevance of the form when it’s done right!

 

UNSUNG HEROES VOL. 2 ON CD: STREET DATE NOV. 12 (Hollistic MusicWorks HMW2)
AVAILABLE THROUGH AMAZON, CD BABY, AND INDEPENDENT RECORD RETAILERS
and also through http://hollisticmusicworks.com

BUY NOW! http://hollisticmusicworks.com/store/cds/unsung-heroes-vol-2-cd/

THE UNSUNG HEROES PROJECT ON DIGITAL: Vol. 1 and 2 available on ITunes, eMusic, and Amazon
Both volumes along with alternate takes from the sessions (Unsung Heroes Vol. 3) and play along versions of Unsung Heroes tracks are available at the Hollistic MusicWorks Bandcamp site: http://brianlynch.bandcamp.com