Baeshi Bang 배씨방 – Vintage K-Pop Revisited (Buda Musique, 2016)
Baeshi Bang is a French jazz quintet fascinated by Korean 1960s star Baeshi Ho. Baeshi Bang has transformed Baeshi Ho’s songs and turned them into contemporary jazz instrumentals with a Korean flavor, bits of retro elements and Korean spoken word segments.
Without haven’t listened to the K-Pop originals it’s hard to envision how the songs have changed. Nonetheless, the quintet has created a fascinating album where jazz meets cherished pop from the 1960s.
The lineup includes Etienne de la Sayette on tenor saxophone, flute, clavioline, kayageum; Victor Michaud on French horn, organ; Loic Récahard and Giani Caseroto on guitar; François Chesnel on piano; and Stefano Lucchini on drums.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.