https://youtu.be/kwgYsHBXeLo On May 16th, I had an opportunity accompanying performers from Drew University's Department of Theatre and Dance at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem. It was a big pleasure being part of an event celebrating the great singer Ella Fitzgerald and accompanying a group of performers. This performance was conducted by Marion Cowings.
This young man creates wonderful music, free and easy as goldfish in a pond.
And it’s delightful. Before you read another syllable, listen to this:
Isn’t that delicious?
The session was recorded in late October 2018 — how very fresh! — and it features Kihong on the guitar you see here, JinJoo Yoo on piano, Neal Miner on string bass, Jimmy Wormworth on drums, performing YOU BROUGHT A NEW KIND OF MUSIC TO ME / GOLDFISH, GOLDFISH! / FLAMINGO / LESLIE / GENEALOGY / GOLDFISH, GOLDFISH! in an alternate take.
FLAMINGO, LESLIE, and the title track are Kihong’s compositions; the others are by JinJoo, Kihong’s musical and life partner. And for those who quail at a CD of “originals,” several of these compositions…
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Kihong’s First EP <They Brought A New Kind of Music To Me> has just released!
I am so happy to announce that my first debut EP ‘They Brought A New Kind Of Music To Me’ is released!
I owe a lot of inspirations to all of jazz musicians who enlightened me with their beautiful music. I learned how to appreciate and deeply listen to this music from you all!!
P.S Now CD’s are available for online stores also on major streaming services(Apple music, Spotify, Youtube, Pandora etc..!)CD baby : https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/kihongjang
Kihong visited Baku, Azerbaijan to participate an international jazz competition. He won a prize and had interview with the Azerbaijan national broadcasting system. https://youtu.be/nHFRbPGkyXs Translation Interviewer: "My interviewee Ki-hong Jang, who won the 3rd prize in the instrumental competition, is originally from Korea. But he is continuing his creative activity in the United States." Ki-hong... Continue Reading →
https://www.allaboutjazz.com/they-brought-a-new-kind-of-music-to-me-kihong-jang-gut-string-records-review-by-david-a-orthmann.php Kihong Jang's debut record as a leader is the antithesis of the hectic, anxious character of many contemporary jazz releases. The guitarist's unassuming approach contains an impressive degree of depth and certainty for a young musician. The disc's six tracks offer affably swinging sounds that aren't particularly knotty, convoluted or strained. Original compositions, choice... Continue Reading →