Immersion Youn Sun Nah

Album info

Album-Release:
2019

HRA-Release:
08.03.2019

Label: Arts Music

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Vocal

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  • 1In My Heart02:53
  • 2The Wonder03:05
  • 3Isn't It a Pity03:38
  • 4Here Today03:41
  • 5Mystic River02:47
  • 6Sans toi03:00
  • 7Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)03:22
  • 8God's Gonna Cut You Down02:58
  • 9You Can't Hurry Love03:57
  • 10Asturias03:28
  • 11I'm Alright01:45
  • 12Invincible03:35
  • 13Hallelujah06:02
  • Total Runtime44:11

Info for Immersion



Die magische Stimme aus Südkorea: Mit dem Album IMMERSION geht die koreanische Sängerin YOUN SUN NAH neue Wege und verbindet die Intensität des Gesangs mit der Ausdruckskraft von Jazz, Rock, Folk und dem Anspruch großer Songs.

IMMERSION ist ein stilistisch weit gefächertes Album, ein Eintauchen in viele Welten, von der andalusischen Klassik der ASTURIAS über die Motown-Unbeschwertheit à la YOU CAN'T HURRY LOVE und die Nachdenklichkeit von MARVIN GAYEs MERCY MERCY ME bis hin zu LEONARD COHENs profundem Pathos in HALLELUJAH. Nur verändert YOUN SUN NAH die Vorlagen so nachhaltig, dass die Lieder nicht nur neue Geschichten fernab der ursprünglichen Versionen erzählen, sondern sich in eigene Mysterien verwandeln. Hier kommt eine Stimme, die beim Hören fesselt. Eine Persönlichkeit, die ihre Mischung aus Ernst und Empathie in die Musik trägt, ohne damit gravitätisch zu werden. Ein Phänomen, dem der Produzent und Pianist Clément Ducol (Camille, Melodie Gardot) oder auch Musiker wie der Schlagzeuger und Cellist Pierre-François Dufour zum passenden, ebenso reduzierten wie pointierten Klanggewand verhelfen.

YOUN SUN NAH besitzt eine der ausdrucksstärksten und außergewöhnlichsten Stimmen des zeitgenössischen Jazz. Für ihre inzwischen neun veröffentlichten Alben erntete sie durchweg begeisterte Kritiken und eroberte die Jazzwelt im Sturm. Sie gewann eine Reihe von Preisen in Musikwettbewerben von Jazz-Festivals: der Beginn einer langen Folge von Auszeichnungen, deren Höhepunkte die Verleihung des Titels »Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres« durch das französische Kulturministerium sowie der Sejong-Kulturpreis der koreanischen Regierung waren. 2014 sang sie während der Abschlussfeierlichkeiten der Olympischen Winterspiele in Sotschi.

Youn Sun Nah, vocals, kalimba
Clément Ducol, piano, synthesizers, programming, drum machine, acoustic guitar, marimba
Pierre-François “Titi” Dufour, cello, electric cello, drums, percussion, drum machine, udu drum, body percussion, prepared piano
Laurent Vernerey, electric bass (on tracks 9, 13)


Youn Sun Nah
(born on August 28, 1969 in Seoul/Korea) grew up in a musical family: her father was a conductor, her mother a classical singer. She made her musical debut as a singer at age 23 with a concert with the Korean Symphony Orchestra, and went on to perform in numerous Korean musicals on a national stage, for which she has received numerous awards.

However, she did not find that musical environment fulfilling. She decided to go to Paris in 1995 to study jazz and French chanson at the CIM school (one of the oldest jazz schools in Europe), at the National Music Institute of Beauvais, and at the Nadia and Lili Boulanger Conservatory. Her innate talent for jazz revealed itself when she started playing in Parisian jazz clubs with her group, the Youn Sun Nah 5tet. She made her rounds on the Paris club scene, performances that would earn her invitations to work with many famous musicians. Youn Sun Nah made strong showing in a number of jazz competitions like La Défense, St. Maur, and Montmartre. She became the buzzword in theatres and festivals all over France, while also performing in Korea, essentially managing simultaneous careers in two countries.

Producing five albums in six years, she held numerous performances in France, Europe, and in Asia including Korea. Such vigorous activity would earn her an award as “Best Artist” in the Crossover category in Korea in 2004. The same year, the release of So I Am... was widely celebrated by French audiences as well as the press, who regarded her as one of the most remarkable singers of this generation. Active touring and musical performances finally came to fruition in the form of the Grand Prize at the highly reputable Jazz à Juan Concours in 2005, in addition to the prize of Best Young Artist Of The Year in Korea. Youn Sun Nah established her position as a premiere jazz artist in the Asian music scene and marketplace with the album Memory Lane, co-produced with Denmark’s top pianist Niels Lan Doky and Korean bassist Kim Jeong-Ryul in 2007. She also earned recognition from the American media and noted personalities from around the world with an invitation and performance at the Jazz at Lincoln Center, which would launch her to world stardom.

She is an artist who never fails to move audiences wherever she may be performing, in Europe, USA, Australia, and Asia. In 2009 ACT has signed her as an exclusive artist. Together with world-famous Swedish artists like Ulf Wakenius and Lars Danielsson she recorded her newest album and ACT-debut, VOYAGE (ACT 9019-2), which will be released by ACT in May 2009.

This album contains no booklet.

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