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 Ron Schepper, Textura In their Best 30 Jazz Albums of 2021, Textura nods to Jalen Baker’s This Is Me, This Is Us, Jihye Lee Orchestra’s Daring Mind, Adi Meyerson’s … 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 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 Richard B. Kamins, Step Tempest During the pandemic, we have gotten used to seeing and hearing small group performances. But, here are two classy large ensemble recordings that captured … Read More
By Jonathan Blackman, Occhi Magazine Jihye Lee is a name that is quickly turning heads in the world of Jazz large ensemble writing. It’s a tale that neither herself nor … Read More