Trumpeter/flugelhornist Rachel Therrien’s collected 15 original compositions for VENA (Bonsaï), which is set for release March 27.
“The letter V is significant to me. I was struck by the formation birds make when they migrate; they fly in a perfect ‘V’ onward to their next destination. By flying this way, the birds are able to assist each other in achieving a longer distance,” Therrien said while discussing “V For Vena,” which debuts below. “With this new project, I feel like I’m flying in a new direction with the support of this wonderful group, just like those birds. Also, Vena is my fifth album, which is signified by the Roman numeral ‘V.’”
The Canadian-bred bandleader’s set a handful of release shows befitting the international band—which counts drummer Mareike Wiening in its ranks—that she’s assembled. Therrien plays Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York on March 24; at Diese Onze in Montreal on March 27; and at Studio de l’Ermitage in Paris on May 4.