Drew Hansen “Stone Forest/Sun Shower”

Trumpeter Drew Hansen released his debut album, Stone Forest/Sun Shower, last week via Bace Records. Hansen blends free jazz, folk music, poetry and more throughout this breathtaking debut. On this project he is accompanied by Artie Black (tenor sax and bass clarinet), Dustin Laurenzi (tenor sax), Katie Ernst (voice and bass), Sam Hasting (guitar), Mike Harmon (bass), Matt Carroll (drums), and John O’Connor (voice and haiku).

The album really needs to be experienced as a whole, but the two title tracks are distinct representations of the sound and style Hansen imagined. Flowing from strummed guitar, to trumpet, to the lush vocals for Katie Ernst, these tracks go way beyond jazz.