Origin: united states
Availability: 2021 on request
"Never short of dazzling" pianist/composer Helen Sung presents PUSH, a celebration of the artistry of women composers including Mary Lou Williams,
Geri Allen, Marian McPartland, and Carla Bley. Together with two of today’s most highly sought after rhythm section players, bassist Reuben Rogers and
drummer Terreon Gully, her trio highlights landmark works in the jazz repertory, performing with a creative, distinctly modern flair.
Winner of the Kennedy Center’s Mary Lou Williams Piano Competition and 2019 Jazz Artist-in-Residence for Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute, Helen has seven bandleader albums to her credit - her most recent is her jazz and poetry project Sung With Words - and in addition to her own projects, she has also worked with jazz luminaries including the late Clark Terry, Wayne Shorter, Regina Carter, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Cecile McLorin Salvant. An aspiring classical piano and violin student in her native Houston, Texas, before encountering jazz while at the University of Texas at Austin, she went on to graduate from the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance and presently maintains a rigorous schedule of performing, touring, recording, and teaching from her home base New York City.
2014 Anthem for a New Day (Concord Jazz)
2011 (Re)Conception (SteepleChase)
2010 Going Express (Sunnyside)
2007 Sungbird (After Albeniz) (Sunnyside)
2006 Helenistique (Fresh Sound)
2004 Push (Fresh Sound)
"What’s striking…is an openness of vision, paired with a looseness of execution. Ms. Sung
sounds both relaxed and searching, and she imparts the same qualities to her crew.”
–The New York Times
"Sung actually leaves the listener wanting more"
Ken Dryden, All Music Guide
"Pianist tackles the standards and writes one herself"
Tom Hull, Village Voice