release date: 21.10.2022 via Endectomorph Music
[August the 29th, 2021 release via Endectomorph Music: Kevin Sun’s ‘<3 Bird']
release date: 29.08.2021 via Endectomorph Music
“An engaging, delightful excursion into Birdology.” — George Kanzler, Hot House
“Radically inventive original compositions inspired by Charlie Parker.” – Mat Micucci, Jazziz
“…Sun swings for the fences with his sense of form and scale.” – Nate Chinen, WBGO
“Sun has a warmth, richness and rhythmic vitality to his playing that at times brings Lester Young or Sonny Rollins to mind.” – Troy Dostert, All About Jazz
“An outstanding recording…The album acknowledges the past, lives in the present and looks to the future… The spirit of Charlie Parker is very much alive on this one, an album that seems to bring new discoveries with every listen. Highly recommended.” – Miguel Zenón, saxophonist/composer
Kevin Sun‘s visionary, radical re-imagining of the music of Charlie Parker for a new century. The ‘<3 Bird’ album will be released on August 29, 2021, Parker’s 101st birthday.
[ November the 8th release on Endectomorph Music: Kevin Sun – The Sustain of Memory ]
Out November 8, 2019, CD Release Concert Friday, November 15 at The Jazz Gallery, NYC
“This may be the first you’ve heard of Mr. Sun, a tenor saxophonist, but that will soon change… Mr. Sun’s playing develops an identity of its own, equal parts direct and discursive.”–Giovanni Russonello, The New York Times
The Sustain of Memory, out November 8, 2019 via Endectomorph Music, is saxophonist and composer Kevin Sun’s ambitious follow-up to his acclaimed 2018 debut release Trio. Featuring three extended compositions for trio, quartet, and quintet – with trumpeter Adam O’Farrill, pianist Dana Saul, bassists Simón Willson and Walter Stinson, and drummers Dayeon Seok and Matt Honor– the double album shows Sun’s commitment to the formal and dramatic possibilities of small-group formats as well as his emergent vision within them.