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Shannon Gunn: Gunn's Ablazin'

Read "Gunn's  Ablazin'" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Washington DC native Shannon Gunn makes a bold artistic and social statement with her stimulating debut Gunn's Ablazin'. Gunn showcases her talents as a trombonist, composer, arranger and bandleader as she fronts two different ensembles interpreting eight originals and four very diverse covers.

The album starts with “Orange Noise," a commentary on the U.S. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Joshua Espinoza Trio: Journey Into Night

Read "Journey Into Night" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

“Let's all get up,
And dance to a tune
That was a hit
Before your mother was born."

So said Paul McCartney, way back in another century, on the Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour (Capitol, 1968).

On his debut release, pianist Joshua Espinoza gets into that McCartney-esque frame of mind ...