This week on the ol' Discovery Corner I feature the New York City-based jazz pianist Helen Sung. I caught her as she had just returned from a trip to India at the Jus' Jazz Festival and preparing for a trip to Osaka, Japan a few days after. The last record she released was Re-Conception in 2011 but she is currently in the mindset of promoting her upcoming record, Anthem For a New Day. I was able to score two songs from it for the show! We discussed the global reach of jazz, her own cathartic experiences at a Harry Connick Jr. concert and where modern jazz is headed. Get jazzed!
00:00 DJ Jordan Intro
02:34 Anthem For a New Day- Helen Sung
08:14 Brother Thelonious- Helen Sung
13:48 DJ Jordan Mic Break
14:16 Interview with Helen Sung
34:18 DJ Jordan Mic Break
35:35 Going Express- Helen Sung
43:48 Shall We Tango?- Helen Sung
50:17 Sungbird- Helen Sung
* "Anthem For a New Day" and "Brother Thelonious" are taken from Anthem For a New Day, CJA-34496-02, courtesy of Helen Sung under exclusive license from Concord Music Group, Inc.
** "Going Express" is taken from Going Express, SSC1263 2010-09-14, courtesy of Helen Sung under exclusive license to Sunnyside Records.
*** "Shall We Tango?" and "Sungbird" are taken from Sungbird After Albeniz, SSC1173 2007-08-28, courtesy of Helen Sung under exclusive license to Sunnyside Records.
Upcoming Tour Dates
December 6 2013- Harlem in the Himalayas @ Rubin Museum of Art- New York, NY
December 7 2013- Japanalia- Hartford, CT
December 21 2013- Jazz Vesper Service @ Church-in-the-Gardens- Forest Hills, NY
February 22 2014- Anthem For a New Day release @ the Jazz Standard- New York, NY