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Are You Ready? by Jihee Heo

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Album Title: Are You Ready?
Label: OA2 Records
Released: 2020

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Raised in South Korea, pianist-composer Jihee Heo studied in Amsterdam before receiving her Masters from the Manhattan School of Music in 2013. Now with a decade ensconced in New York's music scene, Jihee found inspiration for producing this album of alternately pastoral and grooving trio music through Robert Henry's classic treatise for artists, "Art Spirit." Reciting passages in the opening track, "Are You Ready?," the sense of offering a vision into her musical process and deep involvement with 'the moment' informs the 8 artfully melodic original compositions. Along with the wide-ranging talents of drummer Rodney Green, who also co-produces, and bassist Marty Kenney, rapper Saidu Ezike voices Jihee's ambivalence toward her New York experience on "Trust," followed by what could be considered a love note to the city on the instrumental "Oh, New York."

Tracks

Are You Ready?; Blurring the Blues; Dancing in the Sorrow; Dark and Light; Streams in the Desert; Trust; Oh, New York; Letter to a Little Girl.

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Saidu Ezike: rapper

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November 30, 2020

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