...fresh and vibrant...
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, culled from friends and colleagues they met in the late '90s during their days at the University of North Texas. The set of ten original swinging and far-reaching compositions stretches the sonic possibilities of the 10-piece band to imply a big band while maintaining an organic, improvisational small group feel. Chapter One features pianist Stefan Karlsson and trombonist Wayne Wallace and is the first installment of what should prove to be an interesting and entertaining story.
1) The Gauntlet 7:19
Story of Langston suite:
2) Movement 1 - From Stuart's Draft 2:38
3) Movement 2 - The 4th Letter 5:16
4) Movement 3 - Dub's Lament 8:33
5) Movement 4 - Six Years 5:57
6) Movement 5 - Chanting for Staples 8:44
7) Movements 6/7 - Red Beard's Romp/
From Stuart's Draft (Reprise) 5:44
8) The Syndicate 7:49
9) The Lure of the Underground 8:28
10) March of The Pariahs 12:13
BOBBY SELVAGGIO - (alto/sop sax)
TOM LUER - (tenor sax/flute)
AARON LINGTON - (bari sax/bass clar)
JOHN WORLEY - (trumpet)
PAUL TYNAN - (trumpet/flugel)
WAYNE WALLACE - (trom/wagner tuba)
KEVIN BRUNKHORST - (guitar)
STEFAN KARLSSON - (piano)
JOHN SHIFFLETT - (bass)
STOCKTON HELBING - (drums)
Produced by Paul Tynan & Aaron Lington
Recorded by Scott Sorkin at Open Path Studio,
San Jose, CA on May 28-29, 2008
Mixed by Scott Sorkin, Paul Tynan & Aaron Lington
Mastered by Lee Ray & Aaron Lington
Design by John Bishop
All Music Guide (Adam Greenberg)
Originally hailing from San Francisco and Nova Scotia, the co-leaders of the newly-minted Bicoastal Collective (Paul Tynan and Aaron Lington) met in Texas and later formed a band with college acquaintances, also hailing from throughout North America. After an introductory (and outstanding) jazz waltz that sounds like a small big band is at work, th ...
The Davis Enterprise (Ric Bang)
During the past year or so, I've noticed a significant increase in the number of albums released by musicians who have 1) earned advanced college degrees; 2) played with numerous "name" artists during and subsequent to, their educational years; 3) returned to colleges to become professors; and, finally, 4) formed bands and then recorded with them. ...
Jazz Prospecting, www.tomhull.com (Tom Hull)
Tynan plays trumpet and flugelhorn. From Canada, b. 1975, went to UNT, presumably picked up the big band arranging bug there. Third album. Lington plays baritone sax and bass clarinet. Also passed through UNT, on his way from Houston to San Jose, where he teaches. He has a previous quintet album. Ten-piece group, covers the big band bases without m ...
Cadence (Jay Collins)
Based upon a musical and personal friendship forged while studying at North Texas State University, Nova Scotia ‐ based trumpeter Paul Tynan and San Jose - based baritone saxophonist Aaron Lington formed the Bicoastal Collective, a tentet composed of players from locales like the Bay Area, Cleveland, Los A ...
ITG Journal (Adam Gaines)
Trumpeter Paul Tynan and saxophonist Aaron Lington on this first of hopefully many releases of their Bicoastal Collective, a group formed from the relationship forged at the University of North Texas in the late 1990s. Despite living many time zones apart, Tynan and Lington seem to be neighbors in their love of heady jazz, as the tracks on this alb ...