Korean jazz singer sensation, Sunny Kim, returns to NY with Prana Trio, an elastic, electric, quest for intoxication, combining animalistic grooves with ancient, sacred poetry in a dreamlike setting, to promote their recent release Pranam
Sunny Kim (KR) - Voice
Matt Aronoff (US) - Bass
Brian Adler (US) - Drums
April 24th, 2009
Kampo Gallery / Cultural Center
31 Bond St
New York, NY
7:00 PM, $10
with special guest Bryan Carrott on Vibraphone
May 3rd, 2009
Puppets Jazz Club
294 5th Ave
7-10 PM, $6
with special guest Carmen Staaf on Piano
Like fine jewelers, Prana Trio craft's perfect settings for these poems." ~ David Dupont, Cadence Magazine.
A barren and foreboding aural landscape is painted fantastically... The interplay of the musicians is seamless." ~ Mark E. Gallo, Jazz Review.com.
Beautiful... Magical..." ~ Marilyn Crispell, jazz pianist.
The Trio uses painterly brushstrokes..." ~ Tom Greenland, All About Jazz.
About Prana Trio
Prana Trio was established to transfer this universal idea of breath into a format based around musical improvisation. Since 2003, the group has been dedicated to exploring original compositions and improvisations based on the texts of Rumi, Hafiz, Lao Tzu, Shankarcarya, Kabir, Issa as well as others. This ensemble has been recognized by reviewers across the globe as being one of the few truly unique and original groups on the music scene today. Described as beautiful... magical..." by pianist Marilyn Crispell, the trio has released two albums: Pranam (2006) and After Dark (2004), both on Circavision Productions, and has performed throughout the United Staes and Germany.