Brian Lynch: Cheryl
Brian Lynch Meets Bill Charlap (Sharp Nine 1027)
Dwayne Burno (bass), Joe Farnsworth (drums).
Composed by Brian Lynch.
Recorded: Brooklyn, NY, May 16, 2003
Rating: 88/100 (learn more)
On this great tune, Bill Charlap and Brian Lynch run a marathon around these changes. Charlap plays the best solo but Lynch is just as comfortable with his muted trumpet tone, which soars above the clouds. Joe Farnsworth lays down some solid swing and also accents the snare well. Rounded out by the bass playing of Dwayne Burno, the quartet swing in style, that New York club style that you don't seem to hear as often as you would have back in the 1990s. Overall the group does a good job of trading fours towards the end and they play straight ahead about as well as it can be played. Farnsworth finishes things off with a tasty little solo of his own. A really nice and solid track.
Reviewer: Jared Pauley