Russell Gunn | Love Stories – [HighNote Records, 2008]With a singular style that incorporates the influences of masters like Miles Davis, Lee Morgan, and the underrated Booker Little. While currently honing his skills in Atlanta, GA jazz trumpeter Russell Gunn returns with a new release on September 9th.
“Love Stories” is no doubt, an “unconventional” interpretation of the “love themed album” from a jazz/hip-hop perspective. Nevertheless, Russell steps out by reinventing his voice with a intoxicating sound. Perhaps, his hand’s down approach to this project could easily be considered his overall best producing, arranging, and playing to date. “Love Stories” features a quintet of alto, keys, bass, drums, trumpet, augmented by percussion, guitar, and voice, along with tenor sax great Kirk Whalum.
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