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HYEONSEON BAEK

JW Vibe by Jonathan Widran

 “Hyeonseon Baek is a true musical citizen of the world, eager on his seductive, rhythmically eclectic and impeccably arranged debut album, “Longing,” to conquer fresh original territory even as he celebrates the glorious legends of an earlier era. “Longing” is a wonderfully engaging and inspiring debut by a promising new vocalist and songwriter whose gifts include being a great bandleader of the perfect ensemble to fulfill his vision.” [read more]

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LONGING

Released on April 26, 2024

COLEECTED PRESS

JW Vibe by Jonathan Widran

 “...Hyeonseon Baek is a true musical citizen of the world, eager on his seductive, rhythmically eclectic and impeccably arranged debut album, “Longing,” to conquer fresh original territory even as he celebrates the glorious legends of an earlier era. “Longing” is a wonderfully engaging and inspiring debut by a promising new vocalist and songwriter whose gifts include being a great bandleader of the perfect ensemble to fulfill his vision.” [read more]

Jazz History Online by Thomas Cunniffe

“...At 33 years old, he has sufficient maturity to bring depth to his original ballads, and both "Longing" and "My Temptation" are impressive starting points for an extended career in song composition. Young jazz singers are usually referred to as "diamonds in the rough," but Hyeonseon Baek is quite close to being a fully polished performer.”[read more]

Wild Mercury Rhythm by C. Michael Bailey

 “...Korean vocalist Hyeonseon Baek provides his input to jazz with his sweet and sincere voice and a band that any artist would die for. Baek handles the standards with authority, particularly Billy Strayhorn’s “Lush Life.” Baek has a beautifully light, slightly accented delivery that grows warmer with each listen.”[read more]

Musical Memoirs by Dee Dee McNeil

“Korean jazz vocalist reaches for new, risk-taking adventures, reflected not only in his voice but in the wonderful, fresh arrangements that his musical group offers. His tenor voice impresses me, and notably, Hyeonseon has a style all his own. Clearly, this 33-years-young talent is a jazz singer! Baek is obviously a bad-ass and performs flawlessly and with no fear.  I look forward to many more incredible albums sung by Hyeonseon Baek.  I will remember his unique tone and singular style.” [read more]

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