Individually or collectively, these are first-class musicians, and their expertise and rapport are explicitly manifest on every page of Chapter Four.
With the fifth album from their decade-long collaboration, the Nova Scotia-based trumpeter and Bay-Area baritone saxophonist are at their most ambitious. With eight new large ensemble compositions for a big band that includes friends and colleagues from their days at the University of North Texas, they further solidify a captivating musical partnership that restlessly pursues new vehicles for their compositions and musical visions.
1. Two Views (Lington) 4:58
2. I Remember Every Day (Lington) 8:11
3. Charting Stars (Tynan) 9:42
4. Karma's Song (Tynan) 5:28
5. Four Taiwanese Folk Melodies (Lington) 15:32
6. 'Sup? (Lington) 7:51
7. Little Wheels (Tynan) 9:12
8. More Than Just a Single Road (Tynan) 4:28
Aaron Lington - Co-leader, Baritone Saxophone
Paul Tynan - Co-leader, Trumpet, Flugelhorn
BOBBY SELVAGGIO - Sop, Alto Saxes,
Alto Clarinet, Flute
STEVE JONES - Alto Sax, Clarinet
DAVE LOWN - Tenor Sax, Flute
MARCUS WOLFE - Tenor Sax, Bass Clarinet
AARON LINGTON - Baritone Sax
MICAH BELL (5)
JOSH BROWN (Bass Tr.)
NOEL JOHNSTON - Electric & Nylon String Guitars
JOSH HANLON - Piano
MIKE LUZECKY - Acoustic & Electric Basses
STOCKTON HELBING - Drums
Conducted by CRAIG MARSHALL
Produced by Aaron Lington, Paul Tynan, and Stockton Helbing
Executive Producers: Andrea Bacon, Edward Porter
Recorded on July 7-8, 2016 at Crystal Clear Sound, Dallas, TX
Engineer: Kent Stump
Mixed on July 9-10, 2016 at Crystal Clear Sound, Dallas, TX
Mixed by Kent Stump, Aaron Lington, Paul Tynan
Mastered by Phil Bulla at Platinum Productions, Monroe, NY
Paintings courtesy of T30 Gallery
Cover design & layout by John Bishop
Cadence (Robert Rusch)
The Bicoastal Collective led by PAUL TYNAN [tpt] and AARON LINGTON [bari] is very lively on their latest recording CHAPTER FIVE [OA2 Records 22143]. This is a well rehearsed 18 piece big band that is full of solid soloists. The program [65:24] comprises 8 originals (4 each from Lington and Tynan) and much of it originally written with members of th ...
WTJU, Richmond (Dave Rogers)
Paul Tynan (composer/trumpet/flugelhorn) and Aaron Ligton (composer/bari sax) each composed half of the numbers on this disc specifically for the Bicoastal Collective, a powerhouse big band featuring, in addition to the composers, Bobby Selvaggio (soprano, alto sax, alto clarinet, flute); Steve Jones (alto sax, clarinet); Dave Down (tenor sax flut ...
Downbeat (J. Poet)
When the Bicoastal Collective launches into a tune, audience members soon get the sense that they're being pulled into a distinctive sonic space. The ensemble features five saxophones, four trumpets and four trombones, in addition to a rhythm section of guitar, bass, drums and piano. At this year's San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, the band played some of ...
CFBX - Canada (Jim Dupuis)
2017 TOP TEN RELEASES Here is another great, large ensemble/big band. The Canadian trumpeter Tynan and the American bari sax player Lington have another winner in their most recent chapter of this series. Both are important educators in their respective countries. BCC5 is a very eclectic mix of compositions and arrangements from big band funk to C ...
KUCI - Irvine, CA (Hobart Taylor)
Another large ensemble posing as a big band is this collaboration between baritone saxophonist Aaron Lington and trumpeter Paul Tynan. Playing tunes by one or the other, they join 12 other horn and woodwind artists, a piano and rhythm section in straight ahead excursions that amble off into realms of expanding consciousness. The baritone solo on ...