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Five Brian Lynch Recordings You Need to Hear

The best of Brian

Brian Lynch

Back Room Blues (Criss Cross, 1989)

Lynch’s second solo album is among the most durable straightahead jazz albums of its era. The all-star personnel (Javon Jackson, David Hazeltine, Peter Washington, Lewis Nash) help make that so. But the real strength lies in the deliriously tuneful compositions, like the title track and “Blues for Cramer Street,” and in Lynch’s crystal-clear virtuosity and imagination on the horn.

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