Track of the day is the excellent 'Night Person' by pianist Hayoung Lyou who this spring debuts with Metamorphosis.
The pianist writes in the liner notes that the title track itself was composed “after attending an Ethan Iverson performance at the Village Vanguard. When I came home, I sat at the piano and searched for a melody that reminded me of Ethan.”
Following studies at Berklee and the New England Conservatory in Boston, taught by Joanne Brackeen, Jason Moran, Helen Sung and Iverson, Lyou – who is now based in New York – on the album is to be heard with alto saxophonist/clarinettist Jasper Dütz and tenor saxophonist Jacob Shulman (the producer of the record), bassist Simón Willson and drummer Dayeon Seok. Metamorphosis also includes a guest vocal by Wonmi Jung.
Listen to the deftly laconic 'Night Person', drawn from the Endectomorph Music label release to be issued in April, now streaming.