Unsung Heroes (Vol. 2)

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With the much-awaited CD release of the second volume of his Unsung Heroes project, Grammy© Award winning trumpeter Brian Lynch extends his 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)

“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

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Brian Lynch – trumpet, flugelhorn
Vincent Herring – alto sax (special invited guest)
Alex Hoffman – tenor sax
Rob Schneiderman – piano
David Wong – bass
Pete Van Nostrand – drums

Track List:

  1. It Could Be (Tommy Turrentine) 7:39 Second Floor Music BMI
  2. Heleen (Joe Gordon) 8:14 Second Floor Music BMI
  3. Sandy (Howard McGhee) 7:42 ASCAP
  4. Short Steps (Idrees Sulieman) 6:54 Second Floor Music ASCAP
  5. Marissa’s Mood dedicated to Ira Sullivan (Brian Lynch) 6:09 Hollistic Music BMI
  6. Out/Dancing Shoes (Idrees Sulieman) 8:05 Second Floor Music ASCAP
  7. Gone But Not Forgotten (Tommy Turrentine) 5:38 Second Floor Music BMI
  8. ‘Nother Never dedicated to Louis Smith (Brian Lynch) 7:33 Hollistic Music BMI
  9. Orange Blossoms (Idrees Sulieman) 7:33 Second Floor Music ASCAP
  10. I’m So Excited By You (Donald Byrd) 7:56 Elgy Music BMI

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