Roger Kim | First Day

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First Day

by Roger Kim

Featuring improvising musicians, Forrest Riege, Benny Amon, and Roger Kim, each of the five compositions serves as a vehicle to collectively express thoughtfulness, excitement, joyful delirium, sadness and tenderness, and the range of emotions in between.
Genre: Jazz: Free Jazz
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2. First Day
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3. Jet Dance
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FIRST DAY: MORE EXPRESSIVE THAN THE AVERAGE JAZZ ALBUM

Roger Kim’s upcoming album First Day is a direct result of his composition thesis at UC Berkeley, but it sounds anything but academic. By building up expectations using melody, harmony, rhythm, texture or form, and then either thwarting or satisfying those expectations, the music emulates a range of human feelings on a deeper level than is possible with words.

Featuring improvising musicians, Forrest Riege on alto saxophone, Benny Amon on the drumset, and Roger Kim on guitar, each of the five compositions serves as a vehicle for the trio to collectively express thoughtfulness, excitement, joyful delirium, sadness and tenderness, and the range of emotions in between.

Forrest’s singing alto converses with the listener with these thoughts in mind as much as it reacts to Benny’s tastefully interjective drumming. These interactions play out almost telepathically over Roger’s guitar playing, which simultaneously defines the texture, and harmony of the soundscape. Combined, this trio brings together all of the interplay and spontaneity of the best jazz playing with an overwhelmingly humanistic quality.

First Day is set to be released on October 15. It will be available through CDBaby and on iTunes. Roger Kim will be playing at Momi Tobys in San Francisco at 8pm to celebrate the release of the album.

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If you would like more information, or would like to contact Roger Kim, you can do so directly at (510)-557-4047 or by e-mail at roger@rogerkimmusic.com

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