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Brian Lynch and Emmet Cohen: Questioned Answer

Brian Lynch met Emmet Cohen in 2011 when he began teaching at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, where Cohen was an undergraduate. Three tracks on this album, all standards, are trumpet/piano duos. Six tracks, all originals, add Boris Kozlov on bass and Billy Hart on drums.

Lynch is an elite trumpet player. From the opening quartet piece, his own “Cambios,” he reminds you why cavalries used buglers to sound the charge. His commanding announcements flow into complicated concepts, which he executes with clarity and precision. Unlike many skilled practitioners of his instrument, he rarely sounds technical. His ventures have an edge of personal urgency. Considered as a trumpet recital, Questioned Answer is a substantial document.

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