Mike Lebrun's Shades is a reflection of Los Angeles. Its block-to-block unpredictability reveals a striking contrast of immense beauty, stark degradation, and fun in the sun. Mike Lebrun’s debut solo album celebrates novel sonic applications of woodwinds, painting a picture of LA through strokes of composition and improvisation.
Zephyr Avalon offers a fresh perspective while staying rooted in the lineage of jazz and its embrace of other genres. Including guest appearances from LA's most in-demand and rising talents, such as KNOWER vocalist Genevive Artadi and rapper Harry Mack, the core band's cohesive grooves are infectious while still maintaining the right to swing their asses off.