AMERICAN SKETCHES – Kristin Lee, violin • Jeremy Ajani Jordan & Jun Cho, piano

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As a foreign-born citizen of America, Kristin Lee was compelled to create American Sketches to express her pride in the country she now calls her own, showcasing works that have a distinct and recognizable sound of American music and its rich history.

Released Autumn 2024
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Released on a DigiSleeve CD and on all digital platforms: Autumn 2024

AMERICAN SKETCHES

John NOVACEK (b. 1964)
1–4. Four Rags *

George GERSHWIN (1898–1937)
5. But Not for Me (1930) (arr. Jeremy Ajani JORDAN, b. 1989) *

James Louis ‘J.J.’ JOHNSON (1924–2001)
6. Lament (1954) (arr. J.A. JORDAN) *

Scott JOPLIN (1868–1917)
7. The Entertainer (1902) (arr. J.A. JORDAN) *

Amy BEACH (1867–1944)
8. Romance for Violin and Piano, Op. 23 (1893) †

Henry ‘Harry’ Thacker BURLEIGH (1866–1949)
9–12. Southland Sketches (1916) *

Jonathan RAGONESE (b. 1989)
13. non-poem 4 (2017) (arr. for violin and piano, 2018) *

Kevin PUTS (b. 1972)
14. Four Airs: IV. Air (previously called Aria) (2000) *

Thelonious MONK (1917–1982)
15. Monk’s Mood (1943–44) *

Kristin Lee violin
* Jeremy Ajani Jordan piano
Jun Cho piano

Recorded at Oktaven Audio, Mount Vernon, New York, USA, 21 November 2019 (tracks 5–7, 13–14),
5 March 2020 (tracks 1–4, 9–12 and 15) and 15 May 2023 (track 8)
Produced by Kristin Lee and Ryan Streber
Recorded by Ryan Streber
Edited and mastered by Edwin Kenzon Huet and Ryan Streber
24bit, 96kHz high resolution recording, editing and mastering

Album cover photo by Kevin Hsu, 12/34 LAB