Yuhan Su City Animals CD Release Concert
Yuhan Su - Vibraphone
Matt Holman - Trumpet
Alex LoRe - Saxophone
Petros Klampanis - Bass
Mark Ferber - Drums
New York City can be like a jungle. With a menagerie of people intermingling in seemingly never ceasing action, the City has ecosystems within ecosystems. Vibraphonist/composer Yuhan Su has been inspired by her chaotic new home and her experiences with the individuals she has met there. Her new recording, City Animals, captures her enthusiasm for the craziness of the City and the adventures she has had since her arrival. Recent recipient for the 2018 DownBeat Critics Poll in the category “Rising Star” of Vibraphone, New York based Taiwanese vibraphonist Yuhan Su has been living in the US since moving to Boston in 2008 to study at Berklee.
City Animals(October 2018, Sunnyside Record) is her 3rd record release as a leader features her quintet with Matt Holman on Trumpet, Alex LoRe on Saxophone, Petros Klampanis on bass and Nathan Ellman-Bell on drums.
Su’s previous records A Room Of One’s Own and Flying Alone have released to widespread approval and received numerous music awards and nominations, including ‘Best Jazz Album of the Year’, ‘Best New Artist’, ’ Best Jazz Single’, ‘Best Instrumentalist Award’ from the Golden Indie Music Award and ‘Best Performance Album of the year’, ’Best Composer Award’ from the Golden Melody Award in Taiwan, and “Best Release of the Year” by All about Jazz and Downbeat.
Like the best fiction, it’s entirely enveloping - Best of 2018 ★★★★Downbeat
among the most prominent contemporary voices on the vibraphone - Jazziz
Playfulness, cleverness and charm. Her joy in this music is contagious - Mel Minter
City Animals hits a new plateau altogether - Best Jazz on Bandcamp, October 2018
Depth, Intelligence, wit, and power - Step Tempest
Best of Jazz, October 2018 - Archaic Pop