Formed in 2007 the Bicoastal Collective is a contemporary jazz partnership that explores the variety of facets that comprise the modern post-bop jazz sound. Forged by Canadian trumpeter/flugelhorn player Paul Tynan (www.paultynanjazz.com) and Grammy award winning American baritone saxophonist Aaron Lington (www.aaronlington.com), the Bicoastal Collective explores new sounds in jazz and improvised music by focusing on original compositions and melody-driven improvisations.
The Bicoastal Collective’s numerous albums are published by OA2 records (www.originarts.com) and each has been met with critical acclaim. Sidemen featured on the Collective’s recordings feature such luminaries as Stockton Helbing (Maynard Ferguson, Doc Severinsen) Tom Luer (Grammy-nominee, Bill Holman, Gordon Goodwin), Corey Christiansen (Grammy-nominee, Origin Records Recording Artist), Wayne Wallace (multiple Grammy-nominee), Steffan Karlsson (Eddie Gomez Trio), Bobby Selvaggio (Kenny Werner), and many others.
The Bicoastal Collective strives to create engaging and passionate music through its composition and improvisation.
Trumpet/flugelhornist Paul Tynan and baritone saxist Aaron Lington create a lava thick front line for a vintage Hammond B3 outing [on BC4] with Tony Genge/B3, Jake Hanlon/g and Terry O’Mahoney/dr. The horns create a funky boogaloo as on “Un Petit Peu De Gras” and shuffle off to Buffalo on “L’s Groove” with finger licking picking by Hanlon. Lington’s tone fills the room with his rich sound on “Nostalgic” and goes bel canto on the ballad “Woodside.” The rhythm team snaps and sizzles on the bluesy bopper “Pipe Down” and Genge pops the clutch into overdrive on”Lower Sackville Blues.” Musical comfort food to let you sit and savor for awhile!
—George Harris, www.jazzweekly.com
Trumpeter Paul Tynan and baritone saxophonist Aaron Lington first met more than fifteen years ago when they were grad students at the University of North Texas in Denton