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Trey Gunn

Interviewed by Gary Hill
Interview with Trey Gunn from 2016

It’s been quite a while since we got to catch up with you. What’s been new in the world of Trey Gunn?

Lots of shows, lots of composing and lots of recording: TU, KTU, Security Project, 3Below and solo performances
MSJ: What can you tell us specifically about the Security Project?
It is full of some of the greatest music of our time - played and interpreted beautifully and with power. Plus Jerry Marotta kicks major butt.
MSJ: If you weren't involved in music what do you think you'd be doing?
MSJ: What's ahead for you?
TU, KTU, Security Project, 3Below and solo performances. And a new solo record some time next year.
MSJ: If you were a superhero, what music person would be your arch nemesis and why?
The ones most identified with the music.
MSJ:  If you were to put together your ultimate band (a band you'd like to hear or catch live), who would be in it and why?
John Coltrane, Bootsy, six West African hand drummers, Lang Lang and four howling hound dogs.
MSJ: If you were in charge of assembling a music festival and wanted it to be the ultimate one from your point of view who would be playing?
It doesn’t matter who, as long as it was out of doors.
MSJ: What was the last CD you bought and/or what have you been listening to lately?

MSJ: Have you read any good books lately?
Everything by Haruki Murakami.
MSJ: What about the last concert you attended for your enjoyment?
MSJ: Do you have a musical “guilty pleasure?”
Nope. I have no musical guilt.

If you could sit down to dinner with any three people, living or dead, for food and conversation, with whom would you be dining?

Benamin Franklin, Thomas Merton, Muhammad Ali
MSJ: What would be on the menu?
MSJ: Are there any closing thoughts you would like to get out there?
Security Project!
MSJ: This interview is available in book format (hardcover and paperback) in Music Street Journal: 2016  Volume 3 at
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