By Downbeat

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.’”

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