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Asian-American Jazz & Improv

Read "Asian-American Jazz & Improv" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

As jazz was born where cultures converged, it's not a surprise that it is the most adaptable form of music. An art form permeable since its very inception to musical traditions from other continents. This week we focus on the contribution of musicians that approached jazz and improvised music benefiting from the wider perspective afforded to ...

Edge

Label: Asian Improv Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: No Myth; Threads; Parallel Meditations; Grassy Hills.

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Jason Kao Hwang: Edge

Read "Edge" reviewed by Rex  Butters

Violinist Jason Kao Hwang gathers a startling quartet to record Edge. Joining him on the front line is cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum, his colleague in SpiderMonkey Strings and a fellow Anthony Braxton alumnus. Like Hwang, Bynum has left his mark on some of the premier ensembles of our time, including a tenure with Cecil Taylor. The ...

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Jason Kao Hwang: Edge

Read "Edge" reviewed by Troy Collins

Edge is the self-titled debut of violinist Jason Kao Hwang's new all-star quartet. Joined by cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum (Fully Celebrated Orchestra, Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor), bassist Ken Filiano and experimental percussionist Andrew Drury, Hwang sets aside his seminal, decade-old Far East Side Band for this new venture. Exploring the edges of different genres (hence the ...

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Jason Kao Hwang: Edge

Read "Edge" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Jason Kao Hwang is on the edge not only with this recording, but with his band as well. Both share the name, and the reason becomes apparent when listening to the record. Hwang nestles comfortably in a wide range of genres while exploring this musical journey. The violinist has created works that have the harmony of ...

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Jason Kao Hwang: Edge

Read "Edge" reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk

Violinist and composer Jason Kao Hwang has an unusual ability to create compositions that seem as if they're falling together by happenstance. Through the '90s he led the Far East Side Band, with Sang-Won Park, Joseph Daley and Satoshi Takeishi, working out a hybrid of Downtown improv and traditional Asian musics. The band never came off ...

Edge

Label: Hip-Bop
Released: 1999

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Lenny White: Edge

Read "Edge" reviewed by Ed Kopp

I regard Lenny White's Present Tense as one of the best fusion recordings of the '90s, so I had high hopes for this one. Edge is an appropriate title for this latest from the ace drummer. It definitely bites harder than White's last two Hip Bop releases, but some tracks suffer from technology overkill. ...

Edge

Label: Air Mail Archive
Released: 1998


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