Downbeat News–Dongfeng Liu Ties Together Disparate Strands of Music

Dongfeng Liu was born and raised in China, but always felt a deep affinity for the music of the Caribbean. On the 38-year-old pianist’s sophomore album, China Caribe (Zoho), he explores that connection in a way that perhaps no artist has before.

Fusing Chinese melodies with jazz harmonies and Latin rhythms, Liu, who wrote every song on the record, has produced a kaleidoscopic work that is global in scope, but also very much a personal document of his own interests as a musician. And the instrumentation is as varied as the source material.

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近日,继美国纽约卡内基音乐厅成功发布专辑《CHINA CARIBE》音乐会后,旅美爵士钢琴家、拉丁钢琴家刘东风出任2019年第61届格莱美奖评委,是格莱美奖(Grammy Awards)评委中为数不多的中国音乐家,同时也是首位进入格莱美奖评委领域的华人爵士音乐家,他将引领中国爵士音乐走进格莱美。获得格莱美奖评委资格需要严谨而漫长的审核,不是每一位会员都可以获得评委资格。格莱美奖的评审会由制作人、乐器演奏家、作曲家等资深音乐从业者组成。高度体现了格莱美奖专业、严谨、公正的精神。

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