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


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: . 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 , or through the regular HMW site store. All digital downloads (music and sheet music) will be on sale through Jan. 10.


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 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

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

Questioned Answer Available Now!


From the Hollistic MusicWorks website:

From Amazon:

On digital:
Questioned Answer:
Questioned Answer – The Extra Tracks (eight extra tracks from the duo sessions)

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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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

“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

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, and at Independent Jazz Retailers
Also Available at ITunes and other Digital Retailers
For more information:
Publicity: Kim Smith PR