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IZHUKONG絲竹空爵士樂團 - An Innovative Ancient Sound from Taiwan In this rejuvenated music, oriental aura and Chinese-kung-fu-like skills are beautifully blended, and a new kind of Chinese music is born with a soul of jazz. Where does Jazz fit in the music of the world today? How does a citizenship of jazz musicians from every corner of the world adapt and transform this once idiomatically American form? Where is jazz headed next? Sizhukong, a unique ensemble led by Yuwen Peng, is one good answer to this set of questions. A composer/pianist born and raised in Taiwan, Yuwen received her jazz training at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston and returned to Taiwan with a jazz mission

Hand In Hand

Label: Feeling Good Records Co.
Released: 2017
Track listing: Rice Paddy at Dawn; Sing if You're Drunk; Mr. Lo Sells His Goose; The Lost Necklace; Hand in Hand; Jasmine; Rain in the Forest; Busy God; Mambo No. 7; The Gleaners.

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Paul Augustin: Putting Penang On The Jazz Map

Read "Paul Augustin: Putting Penang On The Jazz Map" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Most jazz festival directors would agree that survival is the name of the game in the first years. Unless a festival has the financial backing of a major sponsor it can be a knife edge existence attempting to rustle up private sponsorship and the kind of good will that is required in abundance to meet the ...

ARTICLE: OPINION

Death, Rebirth & New Revolution

Read "Death, Rebirth & New Revolution" reviewed by Ian Patterson

The death knell has often been sounded for jazz and many would argue that the last revolution in jazz took place as the '60s handed the baton to the '70s, with the electronic-influenced jazz typified by trumpeter Miles Davis' ground breaking albums In a Silent Way (Columbia, 1969) and Bitches Brew (Columbia, 1970). Many believe that ...

Sizhukong: Spin

Label: Sony Music
Released: 2012
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ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Yuwen Peng: Putting a Spin on Sizhukong

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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 ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Sizhukong: Spin

Read "Sizhukong: Spin" reviewed by Ian Patterson

SizhukongSpinSony Music2012Taiwanese band Sizhukong has come a long way in five years since its debut recording, Sizhukong (Sizhukong Music, 2007). Blending jazz idioms with traditional Taiwanese/Chinese folk music, that record announced the arrival of a unique Asian ensemble, whose exciting, highly lyrical playing sounded not just newly minted, ...

Paper Eagle

Label: Sizhukong Records
Released: 2010
Track listing: I Remember Formosa; Paper Eagle; Drifting, part 1; Deer Harbour; Marketplace; Remembering; Hakka Mountain Song; Rainbow Dress Symphony; Mysterious Voyage; Drifting, part 2.

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Chinese Jazz Fusioners Sizhukong Interviewed at AAJ...And More!

Chinese Jazz Fusioners Sizhukong Interviewed at AAJ...And More!

It is something of a paradox that the western world knows so relatively little about modern China, even as the awakening giant's influence in the world is increasing. With something like 10 million people migrating every year to China's cities, it seems inevitable that old musical traditions will find new voices once merged with influences such ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Sizhukong: Paper Eagle

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Jazz's first century has thrown up few examples of Chinese folk music which has found new voice in this idiom. Buck Clayton, in collaboration with Li Jinhui, spent two years in Shanghai in the mid-1930s, adapting Chinese folk music to ballroom jazz, but nothing was recorded. Jazz's second century should see a change in this situation, ...


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