Quotes

“You can lose yourself in the pure energy of his playing, but at any moment you can switch your attention to the logic and craftsmanship of his music and find multiple rewards. Lynch lionizes the men whose music shaped his own by suggesting their individual strengths, yet he avoids camouflaging his distinction: it’s as if each of his predecessors were peeking out from behind his own playing. You won’t find a better display of jazz trumpetry…”

- Neil Tesser, JAZZIZ

“Lynch demonstrates that a dedicated, knowledgeable jazzman can play a diversity of styles with telling authenticity, and make the renditions extremely appealing to both musician and neophyte…Lynch is simply first – rate.” (4 1/2 stars)

- Zan Stewart, Downbeat

“When you’re as dynamic and flexible a trumpeter as Lynch, everyone wants you”

- The New Yorker

“A masterful soloist who came to prominence with the late Art Blakey…Lynch is even more in command today… offering peerless, flawless improvisations and collaborating empathetically…Lynch is also a gifted composer.”

- The Los Angeles Times

“Ranks in the top ten of current trumpeters…”

- Scott Yanow, Cadence Magazine

“…played passionate, brilliant solos, peppered with high notes, melodic leaps, harmonic twists, and unflinching structural cool in the face of complex chord assaults.”

- The Seattle Times

“He pours out solo after solo in the mold of Lee Morgan and Woody Shaw, structuring his clean lined solos to generate emotional as well as intellectual excitement. If Lynch is performing in the one horn with rhythm section setting of his strong new album, Keep Your Circle Small, I would heartily recommend your attendance.”

- Chicago Reader