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by Kevin Sun

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Bad Lady 08:49 video
Latinate 04:32


"...indicating the vast promise of Sun and his trio's potent understanding of jazz forebears. Theirs is a fervent, collective creativity—and it's only a beat or two from total fulfillment." — DOWNBEAT

"Sun has a warmth, richness and rhythmic vitality to his playing that at times brings Lester Young or Sonny Rollins to mind" — ALL ABOUT JAZZ, ★★★★☆

"(Un)seaworthy es un álbum pasional, valiente y abierto a nuevas emociones en cada escucha." — JAZZ, ESE RUIDO

"Making jazz safe for eggheads" — MIDWEST RECORD

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(UN)SEAWORTHY is the follow up to Kevin Sun's 2018 release, TRIO.

Recorded in May 2019 after a weeklong residency in Beijing, (UN)SEAWORTHY captures the raw sound of a working band with equal amounts of confidence and jet-lagged intensity.

In just over 35 minutes, the trio performs a set of five originals that pay homage to Lester Young and Charlie Parker through a 21st century prism ("Bad Lady" and "Facsimilate [Unlike You]"), re-visit the evergreen form called rhythm changes ("Latinate"), navigate treacherous harmonic and rhythmic waters ("Seaworthy [Unseaworthy]"), and address the contemporary American condition ("Prelude / Genuflecting at the Cathedral of the Perpetual Hustle").

Kevin Sun - tenor saxophone
Walter Stinson - bass
Matt Honor - drums

All compositions by Kevin Sun.


released November 27, 2020

Recorded by Chris Benham at Big Orange Sheep, Brooklyn, NY on May 17-18, 2019 - Mixed by Juanma Trujillo - Mastered by Eivind Opsvik - Produced by Christian Li - Photography by MT Pankavee - Design by Knar Hovakimyan - Liner notes by Jacob Shulman


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Kevin Sun New York

Kevin Sun (b. 1991) is a saxophonist, improvisor, composer, and blogger. He has released two previous albums on Endectomorph Music ("Earprint" and "Great On Paper," both in 2016), and currently leads a trio with bassist Walter Stinson and drummer Matt Honor. A graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music and Harvard College, his writing has appeared in Music & Literature and JazzEd magazine. ... more

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