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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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