Seijin Bae: Direction


  • Artist(s): Antonio Fusco, Chenhuai Wang, Nathaniel Gao, Sejin Bae
  • EAN Code: 7.46160911601
  • Edition: Da Vinci Jazz
  • Format: 1 Cd
  • Genre: Chamber
  • Instrumentation: Double-Bass, Drums, Piano, Saxophone
  • Period: Contemporary
  • Publication year: 2020
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‘Direction’ is Korean jazz pianist Sejin Bae’s debut album and features some of the finest Jazz musicians in Beijing, China including Nathaniel Gao on sax, Chenhuai Wang on bass and Antonio Fusco on drums. Containing five of her original compositions and two of her arrangements, the album represents a style she has solidified during the process of writing and recording. The album also marks the beginning of her musical journey as a band leader, encompassing her experiences from the past 10 years living in different countries including the United States, China and Korea. The original compositions and arrangements range from old to new, some written years ago in Korea, while some more recently in the United States and China. The order of the album’s repertoire maintains a particular sense of continuity and flow and is therefore recommended to listen in sequence in its entirety.


Antonio Fusco: Mentioned in the new edition of the New Italian Jazz Dictionary written by Flavio Caprera by Feltrinelli publisher (2014), A.Fusco is credited on over 50 albums as sideman, leader and co-leader. In 2011 has being collaborating with the Italian avant-garde trumpeter Giovanni Falzone’s playing with his Around Ornette 5et (winner of the 2011 contest as Best Album of the Year) and the G.Falzone Contemporary Orchestra's, recording the album “Led Zeppelin Suite”. His press review consists of articles, interviews and reviews on magazines, newspapers and e-zines of high European profile, such as Jazzit Magazine, Musica Jazz, Batteria & Percussioni, Musicateneo, Senza Barcode, La Repubblica, Il Corriere della Sera, Jazz Espresso. He has also been frequently hosted by Radio Broadcastings like Radio Popolare, RADIO RAI 3 Piazza Verdi, JAZZ INSIDE. 2012 he joined the Tino Tracanna Acrobats 5et. The first album was scored the third place in the magazine Musica & Dischi as the best of 2013. In the 2016 the third place as best group of the year in the referendum launched by the national magazine MUSICA JAZZ. He played with Tim Berne, Paolo Fresu, Garrison Fewel, Nick Hampton, Tino Tracanna 5et, Francesco Bearzatti Tinissima, Yuhan Su, Reem Kelani, Henrik Jenesn FB13, Sejin Bae. Since 2017 August he is drums teacher at the Beijing Contemporary Music Academy and he was part as judge and drums teacher in several competitions around China such us the IPEA drums competition and masterclasses at the Shanghai Conservatory.

Sejin Bae: Korean based jazz pianist, composer and arranger who currently resides in Beijing, China. She received her master’s degree in jazz performance at Queens College, City University of New York and is currently leading her own group "Sejin Bae Quartet". She has performed around the world including countries such as the United States, Korea, Japan, and China with some the finest musicians.

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