Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Youn Sun Nah|
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop
"A wonderfully clear voice, with superb melismatic control and dynamic poise. A welcome new presence on the international jazz scene." -- Jazzwise "When South Korea's still-infant jazz scene comes under the spotlight, man... more »
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"A wonderfully clear voice, with superb melismatic control and dynamic poise. A welcome new presence on the international jazz scene." -- Jazzwise "When South Korea's still-infant jazz scene comes under the spotlight, many a music lover would name soft-spoken Youn Sun Nah as the country's jazz princess." -- All About Jazz "Youn Sun Nah really brings some much needed fresh air to vocal jazz music ... To envision the beauty of her voice, you have to imagine Youn Sun Nah a hybrid singer who travels the boundaries of classical and jazz but also combines Korean roots with Western influences. Her technique is astonishing, her pitch fantastic. Her very particular timbre makes comparisons difficult. Some jazz fans recognize Jeanne Lee or Susanne Abbuehl, pop fans Björk or Kate Bush, but trust me, Youn Sun Nah is a unique phenomenon." -- 6 Moons * The debut jazz album from the first Korean artist exclusively under contract with ACT!
* In 2007, Youn Sun Nah recorded a pop album in Korea entitled Memory Lane. The CD was a best seller in her home country and she was invited to perform across Europe, where she met Swedish guitar virtuoso and ACT recording artist Ulf Wakenius. They decided to record a CD, bringing in producer/bassist Lars Danielsson, Norwegian trumpet player Mathias Eick, and French percussionist Xavier Desandre-Navarre.
* This exquisite quartet displays a distinctly Nordic element on Voyage. As Youn Sun Nah's singing brings together various elements, the repertoire on the album concentrates on diverse predilections including six of her own compositions that range from melancholic ballads to intricate up-tempo tracks.
* Features Egberto Gismonti's "Frevo" as a showpiece for Wakenius; Nat King Cole's "Calypso Blues," recommended to Nah by a French friend; and an ethereal version of Tom Waits' "Jockey Full of Bourbon."
* Received a Korean Music Award. Voyage was named Record of the Month by French publication Jazzman. Youn Sun Nah: vocals Ulf Wakenius: guitar Lars Danielsson: acoustic bass, cello, melodica Xavier Desandre-Navarre: percussion Mathias Eick: trumpet * Dancing With You
* The Linden
* Calypso Blues
* My Bye
* Jockey Full Of Bourbon
* Please Don't Be Sad
* Come Come
* Inner Prayer
* India Song
Aman George | Falls Church, VA | 11/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"An excellent album - bought it on the recommendation of [...] and haven't been disappointed at all. Youn Sun Nah has a gorgeous, sultry and wonderfully musical voice that shines through the sparse and sometimes haunting arrangements. Additionally, the quality of the recording is top notch - excellent dynamics, lush textures, and crystal clear vocals. Buy without remorse!"