Album Review of
My Singing Fingers

Written by Robert Silverstein
May 25, 2019 - 4:23pm EDT
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Originally from South Korea and living in NYC, pianist / composer Bongwool Lee is making jazz fans happy with her 2018 CD debut on Origin. The nine track My Singing Fingers is an immensely pleasurable album filled with original music that will be please the most discerning jazz fans. The all original set does feature a cool cover of the famous jazz classic “Bye Bye Blackbird”, written by music icon Ray Henderson. Highlights are many including the emotive “How’s Up There?” Assisting Bongwool on My Singing Fingers are top players, including the rhythm section of Luques Curtis (bass) and Kendrick Smith (drums) along with guest artist Taylor Eigsti, who appears on Fender Rhodes on the above mentioned “How’s Up There?” Although she was a piano prodigy from age seven, the shift from classical to jazz after hearing Oscar Peterson on the radio, is a boon to the jazz world and overall, will put a smile on the faces of many music fans lucky enough to hear this outstanding album debut from Bongwood Lee.