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Artist: Heo, Jihee
Title: Are You Ready?
Format: CD
Label: OA2 RECORDS  ( )
Catalog Number:22185
Barcode:805552218527 itemnumber=1000124819
Price: $15.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: JAZZ
Release Date: 11/20/2020
Availability: In Stock
Additional Musical Category Notes:
Piano Trio 

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Promotional Info
East Coast performances; 340 US radio contacts serviced including JazzWeek reporting stations & 100 Press contacts

"Jihee Heo has done for me that rare and beautiful thing I value and cherish most about incredible music, she has inspired me." - Kirk Whalum. Raised in South Korea, pianist-composer Jihee Heo studied in Amsterdam before receiving her Masters from the Manhattan School of Music in 2013. Now with a decade ensconced in New York's music scene, Jihee found inspiration for producing this album of alternately pastoral and grooving trio music through Robert Henry's classic treatise for artists, "Art Spirit." Reciting passages in the opening track, "Are You Ready?," the sense of offering a vision into her musical process and deep involvement with 'the moment' informs the 8 artfully melodic original compositions. Along with the wide-ranging talents of drummer Rodney Green, who also co-produces, and bassist Marty Kenney, rapper Saidu Ezike voices Jihee's ambivalence toward her New York experience on "Trust," followed by what could be considered a love note to the city on the instrumental "Oh, New York." "Jihee is a very special artist. She uses her music to paint vivid pictures and take the listener on a journey they're sure to enjoy." - Rodney Green

Track Listing
[3:28] Are you Ready? 

[5:26] Blurring the Blues  

[3:39] Dancing in the Sorrow  

[4:31] Dark and Light 

[5:19] Streams in the Desert 

[3:36] Trust 

[5:17] Oh, New York 

[3:34] Letter to a Little Girl 

Performers on this Album
Jihee Heo - Piano, voice (1)
Marty Kenney - Bass
Rodney Green - Drums
Saidu Ezike - Rapper (6)
Additional Technical Information Available For This Album
Release Format: CD         
Original Recording Location: Samurai Hotel Recording Studio, Astoria, NY
Original Recording Engineer: Mike Marciano
Mastering Facility: Systems Two, Long Island, NY
Mastering Engineer: Mike Marciano
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