We are very familiar with the slew of prodigiously gifted Chinese pianists (and other instrumentalists) who have become renowned all over the world for their interpretation of classical music. However, the pianist Dongfeng Liu is a rarity not only for his extraordinary pianism but for following the pursuit
Zoho Music is a record label that you’ve never heard of. Which isn’t surprising. But it is a shame.
Think about the numerous Golden Ages of Jazz and you’ll invariably start mentioning all the innovative artists who propelled the genre into musical history. Any mention of famous record labels becomes almost secondary—Miles Davis delving into modal jazz in the Columbia Studios, recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder sitting in the Blue Note studios and making sure all those classic recordings sounded just so. Think about Riverside’s relationship with Thelonious Monk and how John Coltrane put Impulse! on the map right from their inception. Think about Mingus and Atlantic, Verve and Herbie Hancock, and Savoy and Bird. Those were the days, right?
Pianist and composer Dongfeng Liu does an adept job at mixing flavors and sounds from his native China with Caribbean grooves and jazz concepts on this wide ranging album. The core team of John Benitez/b, Roberto Quintero/perc, Francis Benitez/dr deliver rich and creative material such as
World-Jazz at its finest comes in the form of Dongfeng Liu’s amazing China Caribe (Zoho), perhaps the greatest melding of cultures and genres since Dizzy Gillespie fused bebop with salsa in the 1940s. There was a time in the 1800s when Chinese immigrants stormed the shores of Cuba to make up
The musically provocative title of Chinese born composer and piano virtuoso Dongfeng Liu’s new album China Caribe reflects his desire to use jazz fusion as a multi-faceted tool to educate listeners about an important, all too easy to overlook historical and cultural connection between his homeland
Here’s a chance for gringos to open their ears wide with some world beat of a different vibe and mash up. Cuba had the biggest western population of Chinese in the 1800s and this set is a mash up of Chinese, American jazz and Latin rhythms. A mouthful, huh? Strikingly different from world jazz
爵士钢琴家刘东风先生近期在美国纽约录制完成了2018年最新拉丁爵士专辑《 CHINA CARIBE》，中文名《东风西渐》。历时近一年的创作及后期团队制作，让世界首次听到了中国民族乐器与西方拉丁音乐及爵士音乐的融合。与屡获格莱美奖得主John Benitez(Bass)、十七次格莱美获得者Roberto Quintero(Percussion)、著名爵士鼓手Francis Benitez(Drums)、杭盖乐队及蜚声国际的琵琶演奏家闵小芬、青年二胡演奏家杨飞飞的合作更为这张专辑抹上了浓重的一笔。