16th Annual Jazz Critics Poll Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trios, Songs From My Father (Whaling City Sound) New Releases – Philip Booth (JazzTimes, Jazziz, Relix) New Releases – Andrew Gilbert … Read More
by John Fordham, The Guardian “South Korean Jihye Lee was first an indie pop singer, then a jazz composer prodigy whose work has been compared to the legendary Gil Evans and … Read More
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 … Read More
by Scott Yanow, LA Jazz Scene Read both reviews in full here.
By Seth Colter Walls, The New York Times A single year in Mozart’s career, a Florence Price focus and a fresh take on big-band music are among recent releases. Read … Read More
By Suzanne Lorge, DownBeat In 2018, South Korean composer/leader Jihye Lee won the BMI Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize for her big band chart “Unshakeable Mind,” which led to a … Read More
By Ted Gioia There are many unusual paths to leadership of a jazz big band. Duke Ellington started out as a painter, and showed genuine gifts as a visual artist. … Read More
By Morgan Enos, Grammy.com There’s a reason Shorter’s famous “I dare you” quote comes up. Those three words galvanized Jihye Lee. As evidenced by track titles like “Relentless Mind,” “Unshakeable … Read More
By Morgan Enos, JazzTimes In the space of 10 years, the South Korean immigrant has gone from jazz novice to masterful big-band leader and composer. Read more here.
By Jack Bowers, All About Jazz Korean-born composer Jihye Lee is a musician who knows her own mind, whether it be relentless, unshakable, revived, dissatisfied or Daring, as on her … Read More