- Intro (2:19) Lynch/Turner/Lachance/Arai
- Cory’s Strut (10:33) Lynch – Hollistic Music BMI
- Fuchsia/Red (15:26) Lynch – Hollistic Music BMI
- Magenta’s Waltz (10:38) Lynch – Hollistic Music BMI
- Aurora (10:14) Bjork
- Mysteries of Travel (9:32) Lynch – Hollistic Music BMI
- J.B.’s Dilemma (11:47) Lynch – Hollistic Music BMI
- Brian Lynch – trumpet
- Brad Turner – fender rhodes
- André Lachance – bass
- Bernie Arai – drums
Recorded on February 1st & 2nd, 2003 at The Cellar Restaurant & Jazz Club, Vancouver, BC
Produced by Cory Weeds and BL
Unsung Heroes” pays tribute to and features the compositions of jazz trumpet giants such as Joe Gordon, Tommy Turrentine, Idrees Sulieman, and other greats who have flown under the radar of popular acclaim despite their artistry and influence on players such as myself. This project, the maiden effort from Hollistic MusicWorks, features the Unsung Heroes band of trumpeter/leader Brian Lynch, alto sax giant Vincent Herring, new tenor sax star Alex Hoffman, veteran piano whiz Rob Schneiderman, top call bassist David Wong, and swinging young drummer Pete Van Nostrand, with conga king Little Johnny Rivero added on selected cuts.
The multiple subjects of this collection of unpretentious, straight ahead, and hopefully satisfying jazz music are artists without which the jazz trumpet tradition would be very much impoverished, yet are not familiar to even many a knowledgeable follower of the music. They are also players and composers that have touched my soul and influenced me in both disciplines. Their notoriety ranges from those generally recognized by the cognoscenti to others almost completely unknown except to the specialist,but they all have one thing in common in that their art has been under appreciated. I hope you enjoy this salute to these Unsung Heroes, only some of many in the rich tradition of our music.
- Brian Lynch