Sun, Kevin

Endectomorph, 2021CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 27.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Avant Garde
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 71
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Chinese saxophonist and producer Kevin Sun leads a band with Max Light (g), Christian Li (p), Walter Stinson (b), Adam O’Farrill (t) and Matt Honor (d). <3 Bird is a collection of mostly original music by Sun, all inspired by the genius of Charlie Parker. Kevin uses borrowed melodies, rhythms and harmonies from Parker in his interpretations, an excellent foundation to build on! It was released on Parker’s 101st Birthday 9/29/21 and ushers his music and likeness into yet another generation. Sun has good chops and we enjoyed hearing Light and Honor stay on pace with his fleeting work on “Onomatopoeia”. Other highlights are “Du Yi’s Choir”, “Schaaple from the Appel” and “Salt Peanuts”.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz