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by Jack Bowers
Although alto saxophonist Pureum Jin would no doubt shrug her shoulders and ask what's the big deal," the fact remains that she is a South Korean woman playing American jazz and doing so in a way that affirms conclusively that the country's inbred art form is not only universal but gender-neutral. On her debut album, the rather recent graduate of the Manhattan School of Music sounds as assured and comfortable in the idiom as almost any native-born player--male or femaleyou'd ...read more