by Jack Bowers, All About Jazz

Aside from being a multi-award-winning trumpeter and composer, Brian Lynch appears to be an avid reader and social arbiter as well. His twenty-third album as leader, a two-CD set whose protracted and austere name, The Omni-American Book Club / My Journey Through Literature in Music, belies its bold and free-hearted nature, is dedicated to a number of writers, most in the realms of equity and civil rights, who have quickened Lynch’s inquiring mind and shaped his bright and perceptive music.

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  • Big Band Latin Bop at its very best. Echoes of Stan Kenton, Miles Davis’ “Birth of the Cool,” Machito, Dizzy’s Big Band, Maynard Ferguson, Eddie Palmieri, Tito Puente, etc. all polished by the lustrous charts and wonderful soloing of Brian Lynch and his talented colleagues. Absolute gas!! MANTECA!!!!!

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