- 6 big band leaders

... Turning heads around the globe." JazzTimes  

"An Idiosyncratic, Personal & Intrepid Storyteller"

" she has her own style. Her crisp arrangements balance frenetic virtuosity with an overarching reflective mood... " NY TIMES

""Her music is a miracle of luxuriance and freshness." Le Monde  

“Spectacular big band compositions .... - a real enrichment for the ears” Jazz Thing

“The music is a lush garden."  Sterogum    

“This is how highly emotional sounds break out, into which you can let yourself fall." Jazz Fono Forum     

DARING MIND (2021, Motéma)

1. Relentless Mind  feat. Sean Jones, Alan Ferber   6:18

2. Unshakable Mind   9:57 

Soloist: Ben Kono - alto 

3. Suji   8:53 

Soloists: Adam Birnbaum - piano, Ben Kono - clarinet 

4. I Dare You   5:49 

Soloist: Quinsin Nachoff - tenor 

( commissioned by Matt Mullenweg ) 

5. Revived Mind   6:44 

Soloist: Mike Fahie - trombone 

6. Struggle Gives You Strength  feat. Sean Jones   5:57 

(originally written for Carnegie Hall’s NYO Jazz) 

7. Why Is That   5:50 

Soloists: Rob Wilkerson - alto, Sean Jones - trumpet 

8. Dissatisfied Mind   5:54 

9. GB   9:24 

Soloist: Sean Jones - trumpet 

All compositions by Jihye Lee  
© ℗ Jihye Lee 2021 JIHYEMUSIC (ASCAP)




Jihye Lee Orchestra 

Ben Kono   alto, soprano, piccolo, flute, clarinet  
Rob Wilkerson   alto, piccolo, flute  
Quinsin Nachoff   tenor, flute, clarinet  
Jeremy Powell    tenor, flute, clarinet  
Carl Maraghi   baritone, bass clarinet  

Brian Pareschi    trumpet, fluegelhorn  
John Lake    trumpet, fluegelhorn  
Sean Jones (special guest)   trumpet, fluegelhorn  
Alex Norris    trumpet, fluegelhorn  

Mike Fahie    trombone  
Alan Ferber    trombone  
Nick Grinder    trombone (Mark Patterson 2,5)  
Jennifer Wharton   bass trombone  

Sebastian Noelle   guitar  
Adam Birnbaum    piano (Haeun Joo 2,5,8)  
Evan Gregor    bass  
Mark Ferber   drums, tambourine 

Jihye Lee - composer, conductor  

Recorded at Sear Sound, Studio C,
New York, NY on January 15&16, 2020 

Producers: Darcy James Argue and Jihye Lee  
Associate Producer: Migiwa Miyajima  
Recording and Mixing Engineer:  Brian Montgomery  
Assistant Engineer Owen Mulholland  
Production Assistants: Tracy Yang, Yu Nishiyama  

Mastering: Gene Paul, G&J Audio, NJ