By John Chacona
“Saudade describes a pensive, melancholic longing, a bittersweet, somewhat diffuse sense of absence. It’s a Brazilian word and a universal emotion that Korean-born pianist Haeun Joo captures effectively on her debut recording ‘We Will Find.'”
“Pittsburgh-born bassist Leon Lee Dorsey has had a busy 2021. In January he released “Thank You Mr. Mabern,” a trio date that may well be the late pianist Harold Mabern’s final session. Now comes ‘Freedom Jazz Dance’ on Dorsey’s own Jazz Avenue 1 imprint.”
Read both reviews here.