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Jack Lee & Asian*ergy Band

Jack Lee guitars
Mimi Sumitomo EWI, saxophone, keyboards
Keiji Matsumoto piano (former T-square, Casiopea member)
Lewis Pragasam drums
Fumio Nishiyama acoustic guitars
Andy Petersen bass guitar
Steve Thornton percussion

Country: Korea, USA, Japan, Malaysia

Online: http://www.jacklee.co.kr

Asianergy is a conceptual band founded by the Jazz Guitarist, Producer Jack Lee , with multipercussionist Lewis Pragasam (leader of ‘Asiabeat' band) . The concept of this
group is Unique blend of all musical possibilities with emphasis on the rhythms of Asia , and to explore the sonic capabilities of the world.

Jack Lee, a long time resident/musician/producer in New York music scene, met with Lewis Pragasam, leader of the ‘Asiabeat' band, in 2004 in Malaysia for an impromptu
recording sessions, developed an immediate rapport and found themselves much in sync as to experiment the musical styles with this new concept. Having produced a new
recordings by the great Jazz Pianist , Bob James' latest (East meets West album ) ‘Angels of Shanghai' in China in January 2005, Jack decided to form this new concept
band with Lewis, and further develop this ideas with the debut recordings. Coincidentally, the EBS television in Korea liked the idea of this group, and invited to perform for
their EBS space TV program, for the world premiere show.

…on this Debut recording released by Universal Music Group, and Video Arts Music in Japan , Jack invited Academy award winning Pianist Dave Grusin , and a grammy
winning drummer, Harvey Mason to record as well as another good friend , very talented multi instrumentalist, Mr. Norihito Sumitomo , a master of EWI (electric wind
instrument) from Japan, and a great acoustic guitarist/composer from Brazil , Toninho Horta , and with great pianist from New York, Mr. Charles Blenzig (currently musical
director of the famous Michael Franks band). Another special addition to the band is Ms.Suphala, a beautiful and dynamic Indian Tabla Goddess from New York , who has
been sought by prominent artists, leading to collaborations with the likes of Sean Lennon, Norah Jones, and Vernon Reid (living colour)

the tracks like Asianergy, Scenes from the past, Waiting in rain (composed by Jack Lee) sets the mood and the tone of this recording and the concept of the band. Exhilarating rhythmic Grooves with many percussive colors, and the contrapuntal flowing melodies with exciting solos with wide spectrum of new sounds from Asia , provide the listener, transported into the magic world of Asianergy.. The compositions like ‘ Episode from a journey', ‘Exotica' and ‘Scenes from the past' showcases true fusion of multi-cultural influences from Latin music with Asian sensibilities.


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