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Kevin Sun (b. 1991) is a saxophonist, improvisor, composer, and writer. Sun’s primary musical vehicle is “Great on Paper” (a.k.a. GOP), which features a typical jazz quartet configuration with a distinctly atypical bent towards the avant-garde and the folkloric. As per its official biography, GOP “taps into the jazz tradition without getting too ideological or self-conscious about it,” and had its premiere performance at Jordan Hall in Boston in April 2014. Aside from performing with GOP, Sun has shared the stage with artists such as Vijay Iyer, James Moody, Kenny Burrell, Dave Liebman, and Rich Perry, among others, and has performed at venues such as Smalls Jazz Club (NYC), Sunside Jazz Club (Paris), Symphony Space (NYC), and Carnegie Hall (NYC)

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Article: Radio

Wadada Leo Smith / Douglas R. Ewart / Mike Reed & Benoit Delbecq

Read "Wadada Leo Smith / Douglas R. Ewart / Mike Reed & Benoit Delbecq" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


The lineup for this edition of OMJ is like a menu in an ice cream shop: so many flavours to choose from. The AACM is alive and well in the excellent new release for Astral Spirits by Wadada Leo Smith, Douglas R. Ewart & Mike Reed, power guitar from Slovenia's Samo Salamon with a French quartet, ...

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Article: Album Review

Kevin Sun: (Un)seaworthy

Read "(Un)seaworthy" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Kevin Sun brings a fresh energy and and sense of adventure to the saxophone trio format on this CD. In the company of bassist Walter Stinson and drummer Matt Honor, he plays around with tone, rhythm and tempo, creating exciting music which blends the traditional and the experimental. Sun's sax tone on “Seaworthy (Unseaworthy)" ...

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Article: Album Review

Kevin Sun: The Sustain of Memory

Read "The Sustain of Memory" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Il secondo album da leader del trentenne sassofonista e clarinettista newyorchese Kevin Sun è un'opera lunga, due CD, e complessa, articolata su tre suite diverse per organico e clima. La prima suite—"The Middle of Tension," in sei parti per un totale di trentasei minuti—vede di scena un classico quartetto, nel quale Sun è accompagnato ...

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Monder-Malaby-Rainey and Mario Rom's Interzone

Read "Monder-Malaby-Rainey and Mario Rom's Interzone" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


There are more 2020 favourites scattered throughout this playlist (my choices at the One Man's Jazz website), but some excellent new trio and duo releases are highlights. Ben Monder, Tony Malaby and Tom Rainey gathered at one of Monder's residency-sessions at the 55 Bar and the three-part album is split over this show and the next ...

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Article: Radio

Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger, Samuel Blaser & Pia Hernandez

Read "Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger, Samuel Blaser & Pia Hernandez" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Coping with the pandemic has come in many forms for musicians. Bassist Dezron Douglas and harpist Brandee Younger decided to host a weekly streaming session where they played and commented on the world as it was happening in their NYC apartment. They culled an album's worth of music from the series and have now released it ...

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(Un)seaworthy

Label: Endectomorph Music
Released: 2020
Track listing: Bad Lady; Seaworthy (Unseaworthy); Latinate; Prelude/Genuflecting at the Cathedral of the Perpetual Hustle; Facsimilate (Unlike You).

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Clear Line

Label: Yestereve Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Visualization of Interior Spaces; Ligne Claire; Stacked Volumes; Sixth Intro; Sixth; Hergé: Vision and Blindness; Moebius and Mucha; Line Drawings of Paul Rudolph; Clear Line.

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Article: Album Review

Kevin Sun: (Un)seaworthy

Read "(Un)seaworthy" reviewed by Troy Dostert


Although he's a relative newcomer to the jazz world, having released his debut album, Trio (Endectomorph Music) in 2018, tenor saxophonist Kevin Sun is well on his way toward staking a major claim as a distinctive composer and soloist. After an excellent two-disc effort, The Sustain of Memory (Endectomorph) in 2019, he's now adding to his ...

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The Middle of Tensions I

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Label: Endectomorph Music
Released: 2019
Duration: 03:30


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