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Are You Ready?

Jihee Heo

Are You Ready?

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: OA2 Records
UPC: 0805552218527
Catnr: OA2 22185
Release date: 07 May 2021
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OA2 Records
UPC
0805552218527
Catalogue number
OA2 22185
Release date
07 May 2021
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About the album

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."
Aufgewachsen in Südkorea, studierte die Pianistin und Komponistin Jihee Heo in Amsterdam, bevor sie 2013 ihren Master an der Manhattan School of Music machte. Jetzt, nach einem Jahrzehnt in der New Yorker Musikszene, fand Jihee Heo Inspiration für die Produktion dieses Albums mit abwechselnd pastoraler und groovender Trio-Musik durch Robert Henrys klassische Abhandlung für Künstler, "Art Spirit". Indem sie Passagen im Eröffnungstrack "Are You Ready?" rezitiert, gibt sie einen Einblick in ihren musikalischen Prozess und ihre tiefe Verbundenheit mit dem "Moment", der die 8 kunstvoll melodischen Originalkompositionen prägt. Zusammen mit den vielseitigen Talenten des Schlagzeugers Rodney Green, der auch mitproduziert, und des Bassisten Marty Kenney, bringt der Rapper Saidu Ezike Jihees Ambivalenz gegenüber ihrer New Yorker Erfahrung in "Trust" zum Ausdruck, gefolgt von einer Art Liebeserklärung an die Stadt im Instrumentalstück "Oh, New York".

Artist(s)

Jihee Heo (piano)

Jihee Heo from South Korea, Jihee Heo is a New York-based jazz pianist and composer. Heo has performed at acclaimed festivals and venues such as Smalls, Mezzrow, Zinc, Django, The Washington D.C. Jazz Festival, Leverkusen Jazz Festival, The International African Arts Festival, The Jersey Shore Festival, Bergen Pac, Harlem Stage, and Jacques Pelzer in Belgium among others.  Heo’s Nonet album Passion was released in 2015, offering a dynamic platform for her to fully express her artistic voice in a large ensemble format featuring soaring compositions and bold arrangements, laced with experimental music. Passion has been reviewed to critical acclaim by The New York City Jazz Record, MM Jazz Korea, and Grammy-winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum. On November 20th, 2020, Heo released her first trio...
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Jihee Heo from South Korea, Jihee Heo is a New York-based jazz pianist and composer.
Heo has performed at acclaimed festivals and venues such as Smalls, Mezzrow, Zinc, Django, The Washington D.C. Jazz Festival, Leverkusen Jazz Festival, The International African Arts Festival, The Jersey Shore Festival, Bergen Pac, Harlem Stage, and Jacques Pelzer in Belgium among others. Heo’s Nonet album Passion was released in 2015, offering a dynamic platform for her to fully express her artistic voice in a large ensemble format featuring soaring compositions and bold arrangements, laced with experimental music. Passion has been reviewed to critical acclaim by The New York City Jazz Record, MM Jazz Korea, and Grammy-winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum.
On November 20th, 2020, Heo released her first trio album Are You Ready? with drummer Rodney Green, and bass player Marty Kenney through OA2 Records. It has been featured in many magazines such as DownBeat Magazine, All About Jazz, France Musique, MM Jazz Korea, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s monthly jazz album roundup, and New York City Jazz Record, etc.
On September 21st, 2023, Heo recorded her 2nd trio album at the historical Rudy Van Gelder Studio with the top jazz players Joe Farnsworth on drums, Alexander Claffy on bass, and Vincent Herring on saxophone.
Heo holds a master's degree from the Manhattan School of Music and a bachelor's degree from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

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Composer(s)

Jihee Heo (piano)

Jihee Heo from South Korea, Jihee Heo is a New York-based jazz pianist and composer. Heo has performed at acclaimed festivals and venues such as Smalls, Mezzrow, Zinc, Django, The Washington D.C. Jazz Festival, Leverkusen Jazz Festival, The International African Arts Festival, The Jersey Shore Festival, Bergen Pac, Harlem Stage, and Jacques Pelzer in Belgium among others.  Heo’s Nonet album Passion was released in 2015, offering a dynamic platform for her to fully express her artistic voice in a large ensemble format featuring soaring compositions and bold arrangements, laced with experimental music. Passion has been reviewed to critical acclaim by The New York City Jazz Record, MM Jazz Korea, and Grammy-winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum. On November 20th, 2020, Heo released her first trio...
more
Jihee Heo from South Korea, Jihee Heo is a New York-based jazz pianist and composer.
Heo has performed at acclaimed festivals and venues such as Smalls, Mezzrow, Zinc, Django, The Washington D.C. Jazz Festival, Leverkusen Jazz Festival, The International African Arts Festival, The Jersey Shore Festival, Bergen Pac, Harlem Stage, and Jacques Pelzer in Belgium among others. Heo’s Nonet album Passion was released in 2015, offering a dynamic platform for her to fully express her artistic voice in a large ensemble format featuring soaring compositions and bold arrangements, laced with experimental music. Passion has been reviewed to critical acclaim by The New York City Jazz Record, MM Jazz Korea, and Grammy-winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum.
On November 20th, 2020, Heo released her first trio album Are You Ready? with drummer Rodney Green, and bass player Marty Kenney through OA2 Records. It has been featured in many magazines such as DownBeat Magazine, All About Jazz, France Musique, MM Jazz Korea, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s monthly jazz album roundup, and New York City Jazz Record, etc.
On September 21st, 2023, Heo recorded her 2nd trio album at the historical Rudy Van Gelder Studio with the top jazz players Joe Farnsworth on drums, Alexander Claffy on bass, and Vincent Herring on saxophone.
Heo holds a master's degree from the Manhattan School of Music and a bachelor's degree from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

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