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Younee and Alex Hutton

Julian Joseph introduces a set by Korean pianist Younee and Alex Hutton given at the Pizza Express Jazz Club in London as part of the 2010 Steinway Piano Festival.

At the Pizza Express Jazz Club, London in April of this year, Korean pianist Younee was joined by jazz pianist Alex Hutton as part of the Steinway Festival. The hour-long set had many highlights, among which were Alex Hutton's two numbers, 'The Ballad of Beautiful' and 'Silent Man', the arrangement of Bach's 'Siciliano' and Younee's own 'True to You'. Hutton sat out the first half of the song before returning to the keyboard to provide some inspired jazz embellishments to Younee's rock harmonies. An unusual item was a Korean folk song, 'Birds Birds', both pianos delicately played. This set was recorded on a Saturday lunchtime and attracted a substantial crowd .
Younee, from Seoul, Korea is 'beyond category' as a singer, songwriter and pianist. Her exquisitely vulnerable voice can also express raw power.
Alex Hutton is Yorkshire born, but has spent time in the US both studying and performing. In this session, he gave some impeccable answering phrases to Younee and there's a fine chance to hear some of his own composition.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Cindy Blackman

    Love Song

    Performers: Cindy Blackman (Drums), Joe Lovano (Tenor Sax)

    • Another Lifetime.
    • Four Quarters Entertainment.
    • 1820.
  • Dexter Gordon

    Jumpin' Blues

    Performers: Dexter Gordon (Tenor Sax), Grover Washington Jr (Sop.Sax), Shirley Scott (Organ), Eddie Gladden (Drums)

    • American Classic.
    • WEA International.
    • 671 009.
  • BBC Recording, Recorded at Pizza Express, Soho, London, April 17th 2010

    • Younee & Alex Hutton

      Improvisation based on "Nice Work If You Can Get It"

    • Younee & Alex Hutton

      Ballad of Beach Chief Hall

    • Younee & Alex Hutton

      Rhapsody and Blues (On Rhapsody in Blue)

    • Younee & Alex Hutton

      Siciliano

    • Younee & Alex Hutton

      True to You

    • Younee & Alex Hutton

      Birds Birds (Saya Saya)

    • Younee & Alex Hutton

      Silent Man

    • Younee & Alex Hutton

      All TheThings You Are

  • Dave Holland

    Tango De Huelva

    Performers: Dave Holland (Bass), Pepe Habichuela/Josemi Carmona/Carlos Carmona (Guitars), Israel Porrina (Pirana), Juan Carmona (Cajon/Percussion)

    • Hands.
    • Emarcy.
    • 273 8853.
  • John Warren

    Oh What

    Performers: Stan Sulzmann (Tenor Sax), Gwilym Simcock (Piano), James Maddren

    • Following On.
    • Fuzzy Moon Record Label.

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