Russell Gunn

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Russell Gunn (born October 20, 1971 in Chicago) is an American contemporary Neo-bop jazz musician, known primarily for his trumpet playing and Grammy nominated recording, Ethnomusicology vol. 1.[1][2]

He grew up in East St. Louis, Illinois playing trumpet, and his initial musical interest was hip hop with LL Cool J being his first music idol. His current projects include a large ensemble called Bionic, which released a record called Krunk Jazz and his smaller group Electrik Butterfly.[3]

In 2007, Gunn released an album Russell Gunn Plays Miles, that featured some of the greatest songs of Miles Davis.[4]

Discography[edit]

As leader

  • 1995 - Young Gunn (Muse)
  • 1997 - Gunn Fu (High Note)
  • 1998 - Young Gunn Plus [reissue plus 3 tracks] (32 Jazz)
  • 1999 - Love Requiem (High Note)
  • 1999 - Ethnomusicology, Vol. 1 (Atlantic)
  • 2000 - Smokin Gunn (High Note)
  • 2001 - Ethnomusicology, Vol. 2 (Justin Time)
  • 2002 - Blue On The D.L. (High Note)
  • 2003 - Ethnomusicology, Vol. 3 (Justin Time)
  • 2003 - Mood Swings (High Note)
  • 2004 - Ethnomusicology, Vol. 4: Live In Atlanta (Justin Time)
  • 2006 - Russell Gunn Presents... Bionic: Krunk Jazz (Groid)
  • 2007 - Russell Gunn Plays Miles (High Note) - tribute to Miles Davis
  • 2008 - Love Stories (High Note)
  • 2010 - Ethnomusicology, Vol. 6: Return Of Gunn Fu (Groid)
  • 2013 - Russell Gunn & Elektrik Butterfly: Elektrik Funeral (Hot Shoe Music)

As sideman and co-leader

References[edit]

  1. ^ Payne, Douglas (1 May 1999). "Russell Gunn: Ethnomusicology, Volume 1". All About Jazz. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Russell Gunn: Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Russell Gunn at All About Jazz
  4. ^ Kelman, John (21 March 2007). "Russell Gunn: Plays Miles (2007)". All About Jazz. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 

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