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About Dionne Farris and Russell Gunn
It’s well known that Dionne Farris knows her way around rock, pop, soul and even hip hop, and is lauded for her vocal contribution to Arrested Development’s hit single “Tennessee.” But what about jazz? If her recent collaboration with Russell Gunn and his quartet is any indication, she has no problem mastering that genre either. The two powerhouse musicians came together for Atlanta performances in which the Russell Gunn Quartet re-imagined Farris’ songbook. Not wanting the rest of the world to be left out, they recorded the sets and have packaged them for new album Dionne Get Your Gunn. Gunn’s reworks of hits like the GRAMMY-nominated “I Know” and “Hopeless,” as well as lesser known works like “Fair,” are innovative and fresh, adding new layers and dimensions to old favorites. Perhaps the most transformed of the set is “I Know.” The song is stripped of its buzzy guitar and funky groove, replacing the familiar elements with a fleshed out 5/4 time signature jazz groove full of piano and high hat. Instead of robbing the song of its urgency, it changes it to a heartfelt lament that allows Dionne’s voice to really soar to the highest of highs.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“This is a must-attend musical experience for jazz and soul lovers.” — Creative Loafing Atlanta