VIDEO OF THE DAY: Jihye Lee’s ‘Suji’ – Jazzwise

November 4, 2021Press Reel, Video

By Editor, Jazzwise “Over nine spellbinding compositions, the South-Korea native approaches large-ensemble jazz in a personal and adventurous storytelling manner. Lee invites listeners into her creative world, finding sounds and musical equivalents for her thoughts and emotions.  A glimpse of her method is captured on a video of the studio sessions for the track, ‘Suji’.” Watch … Read More

REVIEW: Asaf Yuria “Exorcism” – Best of Jazz

November 3, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

By Paul Medrano, Best of Jazz Exorcisms is tenor saxophonist Asaf Yuria’s sophomore album, after his 2018 release Papa Wawa. Exorcismswas released on November 5, 2021, on Jojo Records and was recorded at Sear Sound in NYC during winter 2019. For his new release, Asaf Yuria gathered trumpeter Josh Evans, trombonist Jonathan Voltzok, pianist Jeremy … Read More

REVIEW: Miki Yamanaka ‘Stairway to the Stars’ – Jazziz

November 2, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

By Jazziz Like many recording projects slated for 2020, pianist Miki Yamanaka’s fourth session as a leader was changed from a live club date to the safer, minimally staffed surroundings of a home studio.  And while the club’s audience certainly would have elicited greater excitement, this eight-song set of six standards and two originals is … Read More