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Victor Gould: In Our Time

Read "In Our Time" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Over the course of his first endearing works, 2016's stunning, NPR Debut Of The Year Clockwork (New Fresh Sounds), Earthlings (Criss Cross, 2018) and the lush Thoughts Become Things (Criss Cross, 2019), pianist/composer Victor Gould has exhibited a relaxed romanticism, an unerring lilt to his music. A warm empathy that draws you into the joyful, reflective and quiet moments abounding on In Our Time. As the sum and advocate of his influences, young Gould not only has a ...

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Chien Chien Lu: The Path

Read "The Path" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


For vibraphonist Chien Chien Lu, the path to jazz wasn't direct. She rode a contemporary classical percussion track into her twenties in her native Taiwan, but, as it turned out, that drive was less about reaching a destination than it was about the act of discovery: A growing desire for musical freedom and adventure eventually set Chien Chien on a different course, steering her toward jazz and a life in New York. Now, after making herself comfortable in the jazz ...

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Yoojin Park: West End

Read "West End" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


The story of the classically-oriented child prodigy catching the jazz bug is far from new. In fact, that one-sentence tale serves as a basic synopsis of the career trajectory of a significant number of musicians operating today; violinist Yoojin Park just happens to be one of them. Park, born and raised in Seoul, Korea, began playing violin at the age of four, a year after she started her musical journey on piano. She racked up awards at ...


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