Shannon Gunn is reviewed by Jazzweekly on her new album Gunn’s Ablazin’

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Shannon Gunn: Gunn’s Ablazin’

Trombonist Shannon Gunn slides home in two different settings, one in The Firebird Organ Trio with Hope Udobi/key and Kelton Norris/dr and the Shannon Gunn Quintet including Gunn and Norris with Chris Garrick/vibes, Garrett Gleason/g and Mikel Combs/b.

The threesome features some strong melodic themes as on the concise “Ellen,” a clever read of Eric Satie’s “Gymnopedie #1” that melds keys and brass as well as a bluesy bopper “Cycal.” The tight unit displays a lot of soul throughout their half of the album.

The quintet gets into a funky mood with guitar and vibes chiming on “Orange Noise” and a chunky guitar pace of “Missing Perspective” featuring Gunn getting into a spacey atmosphere some stratospheric indulgences. Vibes and drums dig a nice groove for Gunn on “Cruash” with the heads bobbing to a hip take of the chestnut “Dinah.” A nice bone to pick.

Kari Gaffney

Kari Gaffney

Since 1988 Kari-On Productions has helped artists get an even footing in the industry through jazz promotion in the genres of Jazz, World & Latin Jazz through Jazz Radio and Publicity. Why do we do both, because they compliment each other, and we care about fiscal longevity for the artist.

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