Paul Tynan

quARTet

origin 82776

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MUSIC REVIEW BY Robert Rusch, Cadence

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As a painter, even beginning with my earliest work, I realized the effect composition and improvisation had on my canvas work. I would often pick some music to try to trigger/inspire my painting. PAUL TYNAN [tpt/flg/corn] has essentially turned the tables on that on quARTet [Origin Records 82776]. For this CD, Tynan has taken a piece of artwork (canvas or photograph), spent intimate time with it and then fashioned a composition and improvisation inspired by that particular artifact. This group [Dan Murphy-p, Ashley Summers-b, Chris Baker-drm] turns in a bright and welcoming performance recorded 7/26/16. With the CD [41:21] comes a 16-page booklet which includes images of the 6 works Tynan choose to "compose" to and "discusses" his connection to these particular pieces. Put aside the interaction between the art and the music, the music holds up very well on its own. Tynan shows himself to be both a strong instrumentalist and composer. This is an effervescent set of music.






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