SUN-MI HONG: Dreams From Her Kit

The Sun-Mi Hong Quintet certainly knows tone and shading, coloring and rhythmic play. As leader and percussionist, Hong skillfully guides the music by adding texture on drums, allowing each member of the ensemble equal space and bandwidth. Collectively, it’s a jazz breeze. Her 2020 album “Self-Strewn Portrait” was beset some of the now well- known... Continue Reading →

Lyle Mays Composes a Sunrise; “Eberhard” Single Released Posthumously

An incredibly luscious, stirring song whose ambience is delicate and nuanced, all 13 minutes of the new song “Eberhard” from recently passed pianist/composer Lyle Mays are like a much-anticipated train excursion through picture-perfect landscapes. The breadth of instrumentation adds to the journey as the listener is treated lovingly with a softly intricate sax solo, flavorful... Continue Reading →

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