Forever Hold Your Pieces

by Kim Vi

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1. Dark Dance
2. La Coiffeuse
3. Tornado Song
4. Parakeet
5. Snowstorm
6. Summer’s Here
7. Forfeit
8. Kendal

All music and lyrics written by Kim Vi, with the exception of Parakeet (music by Ray Noble).
Kim Vi: Steel and Nylon String Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Wurlitzer Electric Piano, Banjo, Melodica, Glockenspiel, Percussion
Judson Branam IV: Drums (Tracks 2, 5, 7)
Ryan Freitas: Electric Bass (Tracks 2, 5, 7)
Walter Cano: Flugelhorn (Track 4)
Kim Wren: Acoustic Bass (Track 6)
Brian VanAntwerp: Violin (Track 6)
Ian McDonald: Viola (Track 6)
Dooeun Lee: Cello (Track 6)
Karen Matsuo: Flute (Track 6)

Recorded by Nick Nagurka at Backseat Productions in Ann Arbor, MI
Mixed by Nick Nagurka ( in Brooklyn, NYC, NY
Mastered by Alex Hug at Handmedown Sound in Boston, MA
Produced by Kim Vi and Nick Nagurka
Thanks to:
God for the gift of music. To Mom, Dad, Bryan, Anna, Grandpa, Ong, and the rest of both of my families for inspiring me to explore music and supporting my passion. To Jud, Ryan, Walter, Kim, Brian, Ian, Dooeun, and Karen for sharing your talents on this record. Your sounds really make the record happen, and I’m thankful for your commitment to the music and for your friendship. To Nick, for putting in long hours and late nights in the studio while effortlessly maintaining the same chill vibe. I had such a blast recording and bouncing ideas off of you. To Lynn Coburn for the exquisite album artwork. To Scott Simons, Alan Scott, Reggie Thomas, and also the MSU Professors of Jazz, I’m so grateful for your mentorship and your wisdom that is shaping me as a musician and a person. To my friends and colleagues at the MSU Jazz Studies program, thanks for your friendship and for inspiring me and pushing me to always improve myself as a musician. To all of my Kickstarter backers, I couldn’t have done this without your help, and I’m deeply grateful for your generosity and your support of my music. Special thanks to all-star Kickstarter backers Gary Reed, Leah Dundon, Judson Branam IV, Linh Vi, and Gregory Beggs for their exceeding generosity. Finally, thanks to the guys at Blue Brick Records for their patience and willingness to help promote my music.

© Kim Vi Music. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.


released February 26, 2014



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