A Conversation with Trumpeter Gil Defay

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Gil Defay's new album, It's All Love draws from his background in jazz, soul, and hiphop to create a collection of rich and accessible tunes that are all crafted with a generous dose of love. Join me and Gil as we talk about Mariah Carey, growing up a preacher's son, playing all F's on the trumpet, and a bunch of other related stuff.

It's All Love features Ansy Defay on tenor/soprano saxophones and vocals, Rakiem Walker on alto saxophone, Toku Jazz on flugelhorn, Antonio Penalva on guitar, Joel Desroches on keyboards, Matthew Smythe on organ/wurlitzer, Parker McAllister and Michael "Tiny" Lindsey Lindsey on bass, Ben Nicolas on drums, Bendji Allonce on percussion, and Patrick Pelissier on vocoder.


  • Gil Defay "On That NYC" from It's All Love (Gil XL Records) 00:00
  • Gil Defay "Le Cri / What A Friend" from It's All Love (Gil XL Records) 00:36
  • Gil Defay "D Bros Blues" from It's All Love (Gil XL Records) 1:08:00


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