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I’ll Take Romance

On his new release, Kayak, Gary Schunk creates a spontaneous, inspired collection of originals and standards that hold together like an intimate evening of repartee among old friends. “It’s a three-way conversation,” says Schunk of the dynamics of the album’s trio, which features Schunk, Ray Parker on bass and acclaimed drummer/composer Peter Erskine.

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  • I’ll Take Romance
  • Hidden Heart
  • Free Won
  • Some Other Blues
  • Dry Melancholia
  • A.B.H.
  • Something I Said
  • When The Ice Settles
  • Twelve
  • T’s Lullabye
  • Kayak
  • I’m Gonna Laugh You Right Out Of My Life

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Gary Schunk

When internationally acclaimed jazz greats come to the D, Gary Schunk is at the top of the call list, and he’s also done his fair share of touring. Over the course of a career that has spanned several decades, Schunk has played with the likes of Joe Williams, Earl Klugh, Kenny Burrell, Anita O’Day, Mark Murphy, Pepper Adams, Terumasa Hino, Dave Valentin, David “Fathead” Newman, Sonny Stitt and countless others.

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01 | Jul

Detroit Music Factory releases a project by Saxophonist De’Sean Jones

A true “young lion” joins the already strong yet growing roster. Look for his upcoming release on August 14, 2015.

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28 | May

Planet D Nonet Hitting the Ballrooms

Drummer R.J. Spangler has been a fixture for many years in Detroit. Co-founder of the Sun Messengers, he has played coast to coast in both the U.S. and Canada as well as Europe on many occasions. He serves as a guiding force behind Planet D Nonet.

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15 | Apr

Ralphe Armstrong voted “Best Jazz Instrumentalist” at Detroit Music Awards

After worldwide success with John McLaughlin, Frank Zappa and Carlos Santana, bassist finally recognized at home

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