Decca Classics presents: Hyun Soo Kim singing Schubert, Tosti, Donizetti, Erik Satie along with his own tracks. All songs are perfomed in Korean.
Multi-award-winning composer Paul Reale has a distinctly American voice, enriched and given touches of familiarity through references to folk idiom and musical ancestors such as Bartók and Kodály. This program brings together Reale’s works for cello and piano. His earliest, Séance, is a haunting combination of modernist sounds and Baroque melodies. The operatic Cello Sonata No. 1 daringly uses What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor as the backbone of its finale, and the recent Chopin’s Ghosts explores the Romantic composer’s long, weaving lines and evokes his poetic spirit.
Drummer Kim Plainfield, known for his work with Bill Connors, and Lincoln Goines known for his work with Mike Stern and Wayne Krantz join together for this mostly instrumental fusion studio project. In the 'Where have you been dept' Guitarist Bill Connors makes a guest appearance on one track. Although this is a drummer and bassist's project, and both Kim and Lincoln play their asses off, the guitar playing on this cd shines throughout.