Content by tag "Beijing"

ARTICLE: UNDER THE RADAR

Dai Liang, aka A Bu: Beijing Prodigy

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In 1950, in the wake of World War II and the early years of the Cold War, the Chinese Communist Party under Mao Zedong founded the Central Conservatory of Music as a consolidation of several musical institutions. Located in Beijing, the school resides on the former site of the seventeenth century residence of one Prince Yixuan. ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Hong Kong International Jazz Festival Attracts Top Names

Hong Kong International Jazz Festival Attracts Top Names

The Hong Kong International Jazz Festival is back with a host of great jazz from the 29th September to the 2nd October. Now in its sixth edition, this most iconic of Asian cities provides a spectacular backdrop to a truly exciting series of concerts featuring top international names including the Asaf Sirkis Trio, the Lars Danielsson ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Major Chinese Music Sites Shift from Free

Major Chinese Music Sites Shift from Free

Several of China's major online music websites have shifted from free, to a fee-based model for music downloads. According to Chinese news service Sina, major labels including Universal, Sony, and Warner Music pressured Chinese music sites, including Baidu Music, Cool Music, and Xiami.com to shift to a pay model with a deadline of June 5th. Kugou.comm a ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Li Gao Yang: Locks, Stock and Smoking Barrel

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With dreadlocks tumbling over his shoulders, Li Gao Yang already cuts a striking figure. When he's on stage blowing his tenor saxophone and leading his quartet with quiet assurance, the impact is all the greater. Chinese jazz stars are few and far between, at home or abroad, but already this unassuming musician from Beijing has appeared ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Hong Kong International Jazz Festival, Days 4-6, September 28-30, 2011

Read "Hong Kong International Jazz Festival, Days 4-6, September 28-30, 2011" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Days 1-3 | Days 4-6 | Days 7-8
Hong Kong International Jazz Festival
Hong Kong
September 25-October 2, 2011

The 2011 Hong Kong International Jazz Festival offered up over forty groups from 24 countries--a big jump from the eight bands that made up the first edition of HKIJF in 2008. Apart from the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Michael Musillami: Beijing

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As jazz musicians get older, they tend to get wiser. They also tend to lose a bit of spark, but there's nothing wrong about mellowing with age. (Usually their audience undergoes the very same transitions, which explains quite a bit about the music's demographics, but that's another matter...)

In over a decade on wax, Michael Musillami ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Michael Musillami: Beijing

Read "Beijing" reviewed by Frank Rubolino

On the highflying Beijing, Michael Musillami sets up shop with a swinging team of sprightly improvisers in bassist Joe Fonda and drummer George Schuller. Musillami gets into an adventuresome mode on this set, and the others enlist for the fun-loving trip. They play mostly original compositions by Musillami or by band members collectively.

The music cooks ...