Gracefully gentle jazz Sukyung Kim – LILAC HILL: It’s always pure pleasure for me to find “new jazz”, especially when the artist creates such gracefully gentle jazz… even moreso because of pianist Sue’s Korean heritage (I spent over 15 years total in Korea, and never have seen such total talent from that background)… before we move on to the songs, check out the live, in-studio video for “Stargazers“…
…you’ll find this great video and all the tunes from the album when you SUBSCRIBE to Sue’s YouTube video channel (& hopefully many more over the coming months and years).
I found the intense pace on “Bluebird” very much to my liking… every note is focused with a healthy intensity… I expect you will be hearing this on your local jazz stations soon (and frequently, as DJ’s are bound to love the tune)!
Sue’s piano compositions are supported extremely well by guitarist Paul JB Lee, saxophonist Ethan Helm, bassist Luca Alemanno and drummer Jongkuk Kim, as you’ll hear on the fantastic opener and title track, “Lilac Hill“… what really sets Sue’s work apart from all the others is the “tightness” of the players… they are SO together on this wonderful tune.
Of the five (long) tunes on the EP, my choice for personal favorite is the closer, “California“… Sue’s music will inspire you to visions of those laid-back beaches on the West Coast, to be sure… this was an “instant hit” for me!
I give Sue and her players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.98 for this fine jazz adventure… keep your ears on this young lady – she WILL be back! Get more information on Sue’s page for the album. Rotcod Zzaj
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