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Song Yi Jeon

Hailing from South Korea, Song YI Jeon is a singer and composer who deftly combines modern jazz harmony and odd time signatures with singable melodies that instantly catch the ear of the listener. Song YI showed creative promise from an early age when she starting with Piano, Korean traditional singing, Korean traditional percussion, and drawing. She studied classical composition at the University of Music and Fine Art in Graz, Austria and Jazz vocals at the Music University in Basel, Switzerland where she developing her unique sound. Through her background in classical composition, she uses her understanding of harmonic structure to create incomparable improvisations. Song YI's music is heavily influenced by instrumental Jazz Music, and her refined compositions have a clear musical direction with her signature 'east meets west' sound. In 2013, as the inaugural Quincy Jones CJ&E fellow, she studied at the Berklee College of Music where she was also awarded the Billboard Endowed Award

Space Between

Label: Ears And Eyes Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Floating; Falling; In Step; Circles (part 1); Circles (part 2); Axis (for GK); Senescence; Space Between; Saint B; Passing Lights.

Job's Trials

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: our narrator, Ha Satan, proposes a bet; ABUNDANCE OVERTURE; the woeful conditions of the wager; NAKED RETURN; an answer arrives unheeded - Job’s lament; DO NOT COVER MY BLOOD; pious protestations: cold comfort; JOB’S BLUES; an appeal to a higher power; CONSIDER THIS: A HIGHER POWER; “Do you know where the light comes from?”; WORDS WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE; wondering on the wager... who spoke rightly?; DEAR LORD

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Chase Kuesel: Space Between

Read "Space Between" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Drummer and composer Chase Kuesel is based in Brooklyn, but his debut release as leader, Space Between, arose from a year spent studying in Basel as part of a select group of young musicians funded through the Focusyear Artist Grant. It's an album that's notable for Kuesel's ambitious compositions--drawing on influences including Olivier Messiaen, Norma Winstone ...

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Job's Blues

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Duration: 05:18

Movement Of Lives

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2018
Track listing: Invitation; Spring - Movement of Lives; Pado, il lung i da.; Nabily; November Anger; Blue Sea; The Third Land; Some Sort Of; Jungsun Arirang.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Alain Mallet: Mutt Slang

Read "Mutt Slang" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Pianist/keyboardist Alain Mallet has been known as much for his work as a producer as for his pianistic accomplishments. Having served as a sideman for Madeleine Peyroux, Phil Woods and Paul Simon, he's also produced music by vocalists Jonatha Brooke and Grace Kelly. And his compositions have been performed by musicians as diverse as Gary Burton, ...

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Song Yi Jeon: Movement Of Lives

Read "Movement Of Lives" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Song Yi Jeon is a vocalist from South Korea whose voice and music can be as ethereal as ectoplasm or as penetrating as a laser. She recalls the mystical flexibility of Sheila Jordan and the raucous improvisations of Patty Waters in her sound but comes up with her own brand of hypnotic beauty. On ...

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Gaia Wilmer: Migrations

Read "Migrations" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Sa coniugare feeling e complessità di scrittura Gaia Wilmer, sassofonista e compositrice brasiliana al suo debutto da leader. L'idea di formare quest'ottetto è nata nel primo anno di frequenza ai corsi di composizione jazz del Berklee College of Music e s'è concretizzata nel dicembre 2016 (dopo un annuncio su Kickstarter), durante il secondo anno di master ...

Straight

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2014
Track listing: JIJSK; Arvo Pärt; Straight; Traveler; Whispering of the Wind; Giant Steps.


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