U.S. DEBUT FEATURES STELLAR GROUP OF MUSICIANS: BEN STREET, JEFF BALLARD, KEVIN HAYS, CYRO BAPTISTA, MARK TURNER AND EGBERTO GISMONTI, AMONG OTHERS
After years spent as an in-demand session musician in Korea, vocalist Yeahwon Shin is proud to release her debut U.S. self-titled recording on ArtistShare®. Inspired by the sounds of Brazilian music and jazz, the album features Yeahwon in resplendent voice, collaborating with a host of today’s most versatile and forward-thinking musicians: bassist Ben Street, drummer Jeff Ballard, pianists Kevin Hays and Alon Yavnai, percussionists Cyro Baptista, Valtinho Anastacio, Scott Kettner, guitarist Sun Chung, accordionist Rob Curto and tenor saxophonist Mark Turner.
In addition, the legendary composer and multi-instrumentalist Egberto Gismonti, one of Yeahwon’s most cherished musical influences, makes a special guest appearance on his own “Memoria e Fado,” underscoring the depth of Yeahwon’s immersion in Brazilian music heritage, her determination to learn her art from the very source. Continue reading