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Russell Gunn
Love Requiem

Russell Gunn having already established himself as one of the finest young players in the jazz world today, here pushes the limits of jazz composition to the max. "Love Requiem" is a multi-movement suite which blurs the boundaries between jazz and other musical genres and offers new alternatives to the age-old problem of how a composer is to express himself in music. Surrounded by a sympathetic group of colleagues, including Stefon Harris, Mark Turner, Greg Tardy and the dynamic Cindy Blackman, Russell blazes into new jazz territory without looking back. An important, as well as enjoyable, record.

Russell Gunn- trumpet; Myron Walden- alto saxophone; Mark Turner- tenor saxophone; Greg Tardy- flute/tenor saxophone solo; James Hurt- piano; Shedrick Mitchell- piano; Stefon Harris- vibes; Eric Revis- bass; Cindy Blackman- drums

Tracks: Part I: In the Beginning; Part II: Deceit; Part III: Love Requiem; Part IV: Psychosis; Part V: Emptiness; Part VI: Torment (Part 1); Part VII: Torment (Part 2); Part VIII: Heartache and Regrets; Part IX: Acceptance.

 Part I: In the Beginning

 Part V: Emptiness

 Part VII: Torment (Part 2)

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