Lasting Fragments

by Jimin Lee

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Vocalist Jimin Lee has been performing with various styles of jazz ensembles and modern composition projects in Korea and the US. Lasting Fragments, her debut album as a leader, features original compositions that are full of creative ideas, solid ensemble work, and special vocal arrangements.

The music is based on contemporary jazz that are open to a wide array of styles and ideas: traditionally swinging phrases with a quirky twist on Lyndon’s Luck, driving and fresh interaction on Do I and Once I Was, odd-meter choir background and narrative-centric sections on Rainworks, crisp funk groove with processed vocals on Beginning, heavy backbeats and gospel-like progression on I Hear You Talk, and more for you to appreciate.

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credits

released October 3, 2014

Jimin Lee ::: vocals
Addison Frei ::: piano/keyboard
Ronan Delisle ::: guitar, vocals on Stay In Dream
Young Heo ::: bass
Matt Young ::: drums

Nick Salvucci ::: tenor saxophone on Lyndon's Luck, Circles, Rainworks, and I Wonder Why
Gabby Byrd, Marion Powers, and Jordan Coffing ::: vocals on Lyndon's Luck, Never Come Back, Circles, and Rainworks

Recorded on May 15, 16, and 18, 2014 at The Echo Lab in Denton, TX

Jimin Lee ::: composition & producing (except for Circles - freely improvised by everyone)
Rosana Eckert ::: vocal producing
David Willingham of The Echo Lab ::: recording & mixing
Michael Fossenkemper of TurtleTone Studio ::: mastering
Mary Stratton ::: artwork
Da Woon Seo ::: photography

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Track Name: Do I
I hear a distant murmur from the wild
Fragile, yet so stern like a grumpy child
Do I, do I want to understand

The bridge’s been there, oh, forever
Won’t even crumble unless I’m to lever
Do I, do I want to hold your hand

So far, I wonder, should I try, why
So close, oh, you’re there, can’t you walk to me
So far, but I see you, hold on there
So close, give me your hand right here
Track Name: Lyndon's Luck
It’s pure luck, when I see it
There’s nothing that I did to deserve you everyday

You’ve no explanation, only construction
The winding and distracted heart drives me insane
Yeah, really

‘Cause I see that people lose it, let it all out
When things get heated or slow
I’m sure you get some burning crashes, and yelling, and crying, and curses, and awkward encounters

So it’s pure luck, don’t you see it
There’s nowhere I can be to get around you anyway
Anyway
Track Name: Beginning
It is new, never spoken, from the deepest, wildest dream
It’s a void with no color, with no shape or light or darkness
It is wonder, it’s a quest to find an answer to the very question
It’s a path never walked on, so hauntingly inviting for your precious heart

But don’t be afraid of the gleaming lights that live forever
Believe the flame you see whenever you get lost in this living
It takes only one step of the child in you to free you from those worries
내가 지금 여기에 너와 갈 준비가 되어있는걸
I’ll be with you for a while

But don’t be afraid of the gleaming lights that live forever
Believe the flame you see whenever you get lost in this living
It takes only one step of the child in you to free you from those worries

At night you feel the darkness ‘round
Telling you the day is near
I will stay with you right here

It is new, never spoken
It is hope, never broken
It’s a plot, the end is open
Track Name: Never Come Back
The sun tells you
Remember the sky, so wide
‘Cause you will never come back

The breeze tells you
Forget where you pass by
‘Cause you will never come back

The home is far, the walk is long
You wonder, where’s the place you feel rested

But for now
You walk with me
Over the hill
We don’t know what’s there

Is it fire
We’re playing with
The grass is tall
We don’t know what’s beneath

Don’t ask me if you could when you can

Never come back, never come back, never come back to you…
The sun, you know, the breeze, you know….
Track Name: Rainworks
You never know when the season finally ends
All I have is covered with the sound of raindrops
Can’t believe what they say what they wear and what they show
Does it mean nothing?
You could be nice just for a while, for my a little walk, for just a whole mile

You thought it’s over, out of your sight, already passed through the gate

The sky is getting grim and calling up his old friend
You’re at last running ‘round a little rusted, higher playground
Without a cloud of doubt or fear
Then it crushes the castles of sand
Track Name: Stay In Dream
Like a summer stream that runs away
Like a bird that flies with the clouds above
I wish we could get away for a while

We’ll be far from the town, no worries tonight
We’ll be on the tide that will lead us somewhere
Maybe we’re in a dream, wondering how we’ll stay forever

We will find the stars on the road, easy
Touch the moon and sing a lullaby all night
Water lights come through and shine your eyes, that’s fine
Breathe the sun and write stories in the air
Maybe we’re in dream, wondering how we’ll stay forever
Track Name: I Hear You Talk
I hear you talk
Complaining about your life
My mind is wandering
Looking for new ways to make you smile again
Before you leave for a better friend
And I know you’ll make me say,
“It’s alright, I know you have to go”

Now the world is bright
You’re still too tired
I’ve been wide awake
Looking for new ways to keep you here today
Maybe all day
From your worried life
But I know you’ll make me say,
“it’s alright, I know you have to go”
Track Name: Once I Was
Once I was great at finding the nicest trail
Beating the fastest train on the blazing rail
Was it delightful, when the end was far away

Somehow I am distracted by dimming stars
Fireflies on an airplane riding to Mars
Do I need a sign, Does it lead me anywhere

Oh, your eyes, so delirious
You would never be sitting ‘round ‘till sunrise

Start my car, ‘cause you like it
We’ll go slowly, ‘till there’s no road
And we’ll go even more, we’ll see the end of the land
And know those secrets they never tell us more

Once I was great at finding the nicest trail
Passing through birds and bees and grass under veil
Suddenly you’re there
Can I go with you for a while
Track Name: Wind Song
I’ll grab your hand, I won’t let you go away

Listen to the song of the wind
He’s telling you all the places he’s ever been
Haven’t you waited for the letters and the cards
Time to get ready for never-ending stories

From far away, away, so far away

I’ll grab your hand, won’t let you go away

Can’t you feel every season’s care
Can’t you taste all the sea and salty air
Open the window, and let him in
Take a little break from missing what you’ve never seen

‘Cause he’s here, you’re here, right out the door

I’ll grab your hand, won’t let you go away
Track Name: I Wonder Why
I Wonder Why

I wonder why the earth keeps spinning so wild
I wonder why stars are not turned off for a while
I wonder why people are passing by saying nothing when we’re falling in love

I wonder why the writers write about the same old lovers
And why don’t they paint us create the greatest art in history?
I wonder why people are passing by doing nothing when we’re falling in love