A versatile trumpeter able to navigate in both the Jazz and Latin music fields, Grammy Award winner Brian Lynch returns to the Criss Cross fold with ConClave Volume 2, a tour-de-force for his revamped Spheres of Influence ensemble.
Up-and-comers Yosvany Terry on alto, Manuel Valera on piano, with bassist Luques Curtis, drummer Justin Brown, and percussionist Pedro Martinez make the scene for a diverse set of mainly Lynch originals.
Mixing the Afro-Cuban beat with touches of samba and funk, Lynch comes up with his best concoction to date of spicy Latin sounds.
|1.||The Downside Of Upspeak (Brian Lynch) 9:06|
|2.||Truth (Charles Tolliver) 7:18|
|3.||With A Single Step (Brian Lynch) 10:04|
|4.||Magenta's Return (Brian Lynch) 7:32|
|5.||Solar (Miles Davis) 8:28|
|6.||Dance The Way U Want To (Brian Lynch) 6:53|
|7.||One For Armida (Brian Lynch) 6:17|
|8.||Blue Friday (Kenny Dorham) 8:16|
Total Time: 63:59
Recorded June 4, 2010 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Max Ross