The Near East Quartet has been a force in Korean music since 2010, juxtaposing elements of contemporary jazz and traditional Korean music with pure sound exploration to create new forms. Saxophonist/clarinettist Sungjae Son and guitarist Suwuk Chung have been members from the outset, and the group has been strengthened with the integration of pansori singer Yulhee Kim and highly creative drummer Soojin Suh.
Sungjae Son - Tenor Saxophone, Bass ClarinetSuwuk Chung - GuitarYulhee Kim - VocalsSoojin Suh - Drums
The ECM debut of the Near…
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