Brian Lynch's fourth outing for Sharp Nine finds him in the fine company of his long time band-mate in the Phil Woods Quintet, star pianist Bill Charlap, and two of N.Y.'s first-call rhythm section players, bassist Dwayne Burno and drummer Joe Farnsworth. This CD represents a convincing synthesis of both sides of Brian's musical personality - the heat of Lynch's signature fiery, hard bop chops displayed alongside the heart of his stunning, lush-toned lyrical conception - further affirming his stature among the very top rank of modern trumpet players.
''There may be more famous players than my man but there are no better ones. Brian is at the top of his game and is playing and writing his ass off! Makes an old bebopper proud!'' - Phil Woods