Bongwool Lee

My Singing Fingers

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Format: CD
Label: Origin Records
UPC: 0805558275821
Catnr: ORIGIN 82758
Release date: 06 July 2018
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Origin Records
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0805558275821
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ORIGIN 82758
Release date
06 July 2018

"Bongwool Lee's phenomenal technique gives her every opportunity to fully exploit her musical ideas and with that she is a great plus in the world of jazz."

Rootstime, 31-7-2018
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From Seoul, Korea, New York-based jazz pianist and composer Bongwool Lee was exposed to music from an early age and was quickly considered a musical prodigy, winning Korea’s acclaimed Samik Competition at 7. Her focus later shifted from Classical to the world of Jazz upon hearing Oscar Peterson on the radio. Earning her Master's at the Manhattan School of Music in 2012, Bongwool has since found herself at the forefront of NYC’s Jazz scene. Her debut recording's title, "My Singing Fingers," represents Lee's releasing of her lifetime study of advanced music theory, allowing the melodies and harmonies to flow directly from her head and heart through her fingers. With her newfound musical friends - bassist Luques Curtis and drummer Kendrick Scott - Bongwool offers nine very personal compositions in a rich sonic package that heralds a bright musical future.
Die in Seoul lebende Jazzpianistin und Komponistin Bongwool Lee war schon früh der Musik verbunden und galt schnell als musikalisches Wunderkind, als sie mit 7 Jahren den renommierten koreanischen Samik-Wettbewerb gewann. Bongwool hat ihren Master an der Manhattan School of Music im Jahr 2012 erworben und ist seitdem an der Spitze der New Yorker Jazzszene. Der Titel ihrer Debüt-Aufnahme "My Singing Fingers" steht für Lees lebenslanges Studium der fortgeschrittenen Musiktheorie, bei dem die Melodien und Harmonien direkt aus ihrem Kopf und Herzen durch ihre Finger fließen. Mit ihren neuen musikalischen Freunden - Bassist Luques Curtis und Schlagzeuger Kendrick Scott - bietet Bongwool neun sehr persönliche Kompositionen in einem reichhaltigen Klangpaket, das eine große musikalische Zukunft ankündigt.

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New York-based jazz pianist and composer Bongwool Lee began her musical journey at the age of 4. Born and raised in Seoul, Korea, Bongwool was exposed from an early age to a wide range of music by her parents, and was quickly considered a musical prodigy, winning Korea's acclaimed Samik Competition at age 7. As the years progressed, Bongwool's focus shifted from Classical music to the world of Jazz upon hearing Oscar Peterson on the radio. After graduating as a music major from Dongduk Women's University, Bongwool took her talents to the Big Apple-New York City-where she has flourished.

Since relocating to New York City, Bongwool has found herself at the forefront of NYC's Jazz music scene, performing frequently at some of the top venues. In 2012, Bongwool earned a Master's degree from the Manhattan School of Music, studying with the likes of Dave Liebman, John Reilly, Gary Dial, Bobby Sanabria, Phil Markowitz and a plethora of other celebrated musicians. In the years that have followed, Bongwool has regularly performed her own music throughout NYC with her trio and quartet, garnering acclaim from many prominent jazz artists. Jazz pianist Taylor Eigsti describes her music as a "unique blend of strong melodies, rich harmonies, and a beautiful balance of accessible and unpredictable...I truly enjoy hearing her play."

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Bongwool Lee's phenomenal technique gives her every opportunity to fully exploit her musical ideas and with that she is a great plus in the world of jazz.
Rootstime, 31-7-2018

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