Each complements the other in just the right way, while still showing a true command of his instrument with a very studied and soulful essence.
The brainchild of Nova Scotia-based trumpeter Paul Tynan and baritone saxophonist Aaron Lington from the San Francisco Bay Area, the Bicoastal Collective is a select grouping of musicians from across the U.S. and Canada. Chapter Two finds the ensemble in a quintet setting exploring improvised music inspired by the British Isles. England's eastern coast folk melodies and their treatment in composer Ralph Vaughn Williams' early 20th-century works, are adapted by Lington into his suite, The Ravenspurn Collection, and Tynan adds three compositions to the recording with two inspired by his own Irish roots. With a purely North American jazz aesthetic, the Collective here give new life to ancient voices.
1 Wishful Thinking 5:56
The Ravenspurn Collection
2 Lovely on the Water 8:47
3 Spurn Point 7:04
4 Van Dieman's Land 6:50
5 She Borrowed Some of Her Mother's Gold 2:53
6 The Lady and the Dragoon 6:24
7 As I Walked Over London Bridge 4:33
8 The Ogham Stone 7:37
9 Book of Ballymote 6:07
Produced by Paul Tynan and Aaron Lington
Assistant Producer: Kevin Brunkhorst
Recorded by Tim Volpicella at Open Path Studios, San Jose, CA
Recorded on May 15/16 2009
Mixed by Scott Sorkin at Open Path Studios, San Jose, CA
and Mike Sheppard at Lake Sound, Point Aconi, Cape Breton, NS
Mastered by Mike Sheppard at Lake Sound
Band photography by Chad Ziemendorf
Cover image by Mach New Media
Liner notes by Neil Tesser
Design and layout by John Bishop
All Music Guide (Ken Dryden)
Trumpeter Paul Tynan and baritone saxophonist Aaron Lington met while both men were students at North Texas State (home to one of the major college jazz studies programs) in the late 1990s. Their second release together, with guitarist Scott Sorkin, bassist John Shiflflet and drummer Jason Lewis, has an unusual centerpiece: Lington's adaptations of ...
Cadence Magazine (Phillip McNally)
On (1) the piano is replaced with guitar, and Aaron Lington in the "tenor chair" is sporting a baritone. He's got a rude, rich sound on the instrument that plays well off the delicacy of the rest of the 5tet. The heart of the recording is "The Ravenspurn Collection," a suite of six English folk tunes arranged anew by trumpeter Paul Tynan. This suit ...
International Trumpet Guild (Josh Davies)
Paul Tynan and Aaron Lington collaborate on their second Bicoastal Collective project with a completely different approach than the first. The instrumentation has been cut in half, and the focus has been shifted to yet another coast: England. The relationship between Tynan and Lington began while in school at The University of North Texas but has ...