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Collaborating with some of his favorite visual artists, Nova Scotia-based trumpeter Paul Tynan requested pieces from each so he could create newly composed musical works inspired by their art. Having personal relationships with each artist and then spending such intimate time with their works, (qu)ART(et) ended up being a highly personal experience for Tynan, with his commitment spanning over a year and resulting in a limited-edition, hard-bound book and this recording package. Tynan has recorded five eclectic albums on OA2 with his musical partner, baritone saxophonist Aaron Lington, under the name "Bicoastal Collective." From the mainstream "More Than Just a Single Road" to the more modern and angular "Swirl," or the open melancholy found in "What We've Left Behind," Tynan offers a more intimate look into his own musical persona while still expressing his strikingly collaborative artistic nature.