Saturday, June 21, 2008

StLJN Saturday at the Movies:
Russell Gunn plays "Walkin'" and "Stablemates"

This week's videos showcase trumpeter Russell Gunn, who grew up in East St. Louis and has made a name for himself as one of the top jazz trumpet players of his generation. The first clip shows Gunn performing "Walkin'," a hard bop standard frequently played back in the day by Miles Davis. It's taken from a performance on January 24 of this year at Churchill Grounds in Atlanta, where Gunn now lives. The second clip shows Gunn playing "Stablemates" during a jam session with drummer Bernard Linnette's band on March 3, 2008 at Star Jazz and Blues in Atlanta.

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