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Update #9

Not Alone Anymore

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Dear backers,

Greetings! Hope everyone is doing well and having cheerful time!

At first, I want to deeply apologize that I haven't update the news about Flying Alone for a long while. Few months ago, I moved to New York and tried to settle everything down. I got a bit overwhelmed in the beginning, but now things are getting better and smooth. ;)

Just really wanna share many exciting news with you! Flying Alone album turned out very well with wonderful reviews and awards! Last week I am informed that Flying Alone got nominated by the biggest music award in Taiwan( The 24th Annual Golden Melody Award) for the Best Performance Album of the Year and the Best Composer Award. 

Besides, I got invited to do an interview for All About Jazz blog. The interview talked about my music background, influences, and how this album came together. Of course, there is an important paragraph about Kickstarter project and all of you!! http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=44513&pg=3#.UZti481P2jQ

Here are also some reviews for the album! You can find the complete articles at Downbeat Magazine April issue and All About Jazz Blog.

Each tune of Flying Alone, the debut album from Taiwanese vibraphonist Yuhan Su, has a distinct personality. Yuhan's compositions are tied together by intelligence, sensitivity and a haunting sense of tenderness. They're clearly cut from the same cloth. -- Brad Farberman, Downbeat Magazine

This delightful and intellectually satisfying record is the mature work of a young and singular composer and vibraphone virtuoso. It is also, hopefully, the foundation of a brilliant career that will rank with the likes of Walt Dickerson and Bobby Hutcherson. - HRAYR ATTARIAN, All About Jazz

All are refreshingly subtle, consisting of long melodic lines rather than the tight snappy riffs produced by many writers who have been taught composition in college. Their freshness and lack of clichés makes them sound like the work of a more mature composer and promises much for the future from Su. - John Eyles, All About Jazz

Su impresses as a composer and leader as much as a soloist on this highly impressive debut. Sophisticated yet accessible, rooted in the tradition and yet refreshingly contemporary, Flying Alone announces a bright new talent who has the potential to become one of the leading vibraphone voices in modern jazz. -- IAN PATTERSON, All About Jazz

It's been a very wide journey making this album. I can't express how lucky I am to being supported to fulfill my dream and bring this music to life. And all this wonderful things came unexpectedly. My gratitude is beyond words. I sincerely feel blessed. 

If any of you is around New York, I'm having a concert for my group this Thursday June 6th 9:30pm at a great music venue ShapeShifter Lab. I would like to sincerely invite you to this very special event for me. I'll play music from Flying Alone album and also a lot new music I wrote. 

At last, my deepest thank you to everybody! I can't have all this priceless gift without you.

Best wishes

Love,

Yuhan

www.yuhansu.com

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Update #8

Yuhan Su Flying Alone CD RELEASE CONCERT- Nov/20 at Beehive, Boston. Nov/23 at Drom, NYC.

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Hello dear kickstarter backers!

I'm going to present my CD release concerts in Boston and New York, two cities inspire me the most besides my hometown so far.

"Flying Alone" Album is my debut. It's a collection of my compositions written in this year and a half. I've been struggling, wandering and stumbling over different kinds of sounds throughout all these years. I literally love all of them and all the things happen along the way. Finally, this is my debut of my musical mind and body, and I'm very proud to present them to you.

The CD release concerts will feature these wonderful musicians:

Rafael Aguiar/ Alto Saxophone
Publio Delgado/ Guitar
Christian Li/ Piano
Jeong Lim Yang/ Acoustic Bass
Deepak Gopinath/ Drums
Yuhan Su/ Vibraphone. MalletKAT. Vocals

YES, THE ORIGINAL GROUP OF THE RECORD IS BACK! Seriously, this ensemble is absolutely fantastic and magical.

The concerts will be at
Beehive (Boston) on Nov/20 from 9pm-1am

http://www.beehiveboston.com/calendar/events/index.php?com=detail&eID=2519

Drom (New York) on Nov/23 from 7pm-8:30pm

http://www.dromnyc.com/events/2065/yuhan-su

For concerts and tickets info, please check out those links of the venues.

Also the event page on facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/events/552370708110689/

Hope to see you all!

Best wishes and regards,
Yuhan

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Update #7

Sending out the digital recording to dear backers!

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Hello Dear Kickstarter backers,

At first, I want to apologize for the delay of sending out the rewards.. >< It took a little bit longer than I expect to finish up the whole project. It also includes the time to discuss some publishing details with the record companies.

AND, NOW IS THE TIME! PLEASE CHECK OUT YOUR EMAIL! I"M SENDING OUT THE DIGITAL RECORDING OF THE ALBUM TO ALL OF YOU (pledged above $10). Please let me know if you have any problem to receive the Mp3 files.

I'm very honored to announce Flying Alone album will officially be released under jazz saxophone virtuoso Greg Osby's New York based record label Inner Circle Music (http://www.innercirclemusic.net/) in the mid-September. This album will also be distributed by High-Note Records (http://www.hinote.com.tw/) in Taiwan.

I'm traveling back to Taiwan to do the manufacturer of the CDs there in September. I'll start to send out the autographed CDs to you once it's done.

Some exciting news here!! I've got the CD release concert dates in Taiwan, Boston and New York!

Oct,19th, 2012- FLYING ALONE CD RELEASE CONCERT at Riverside Live House in Taiwan

Nov,20th, 2012- FLYING ALONE CD RELEASE CONCERT at Beehive in Boston

Nov,23th, 2012- FLYING ALONE CD RELEASE CONCERT at Drom in New York

I'll announce more information about those concerts very soon.

Also, the following pictures are the part of the graphic design of the album amazingly done by Kristin Miaso.

Hope you enjoy the music. Seeing the birth of this album really means a lot to me.

Wish everybody the best. Let's keep in touch!

Regards,
Yuhan :)

www.yuhansu.com

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Update #6

< Progressive Tense > Art work for the album

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The graphic designer for this album, Renee Ong, a very creative artist and sweet girl also studies at Berklee College of Music. She is a pianist, painter and also ballet dancer!

I am so amazed when she sent me this drawing. A upside-down vibraphone as a bridge. WOW!

Vibraphone is actually the bridge for me in terms of everything.

The drawing will appear in my "Flying Alone" album.

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Update #5

WE MADE IT!!

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Sunday morning, I woke up and received the message from my dear drummer Deepak.

"YESSS!!! We are just 2$ away from SUCCESSSS!!"
"And I put in the last few dollars! and it is a SUCCESSSSSSS!!!!"

I couldn't post this good news right away because I was about to travel back to boston from new york after such an inspiring weekend. So I've been thinking about all the people helping this out, all the things happening in the past month and all the new friends I got to know by this kickstarter project on my way back home. 

Thank you so much everyone!

Thank you for letting this happen. Thank you for making the "flying alone" album not lonely at all.

WE MADE IT! YOU GUYS ARE SUPER AWESOME! :D


Yuhan

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