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Jason Kao Hwang / Ayman Fanous: Zilzal

Read "Zilzal" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The music forged by Egyptian guitarist/bouzouki player Ayman Fanous and violinist/violist Jason Kao Hwang is alternately thoughtful, prickly, exasperating, mournful, and enchanting. It speaks to mysteries and histories, capturing and refracting the shared language, cross-cultural references, and mystic vibes that these two men have been cultivating and exploring together for fifteen years.

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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jason Kao Hwang / Ayman Fanous: Zilzal

Read "Zilzal" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

The duo release--Zilzal--further defines the evolution of two master musician/composers pursing the most imaginative alternatives to the status quo. In recent years, the inventive violinist/violist Jason Kao Hwang has been fully invested in exploring diverse compositional territories. His Burning Bridge octet is now firmly entrenched as a bellwether of genre-defying modern music with a distinct jazz ...