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Yuwen Peng: Putting a Spin on Sizhukong

Read "Yuwen Peng: Putting a Spin on Sizhukong" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Yuwen Peng doesn't like resting on her laurels. The pianist, composer and founder of Taiwanese sextet Sizhukong had already taken a bold step in integrating Western instruments, African music and jazz harmonies with traditional Taiwanese and Chinese folk songs on Sizhukong's self-titled debut recording in 2007. The follow-up to that, Paper Eagle (Sizhukong Records, 2009), followed a very similar pattern, though the refinement in the band's sound was notable. More of the same wouldn't have been a ...


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