By Jim Hynes
“The possibilities for large jazz ensembles are wide ranging- from boring, to traditionally solid, to utterly fascinating. The latter is relatively rare, but when it occurs, it can be a stunning, awe-inspiring listen..This year’s first exhilarating entry is South Korean native Jihye Lee’s compelling project, Daring Mind. The Jihye Lee Orchestra has the conventional instrumentation of a big band (or large jazz ensemble), but her compositions are anything but conventional, as they explore the human mind, heart and soul, the various states of the human psyche from confusion to rage to enlightenment.”
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