|Hwang, Jason Kao / Edge|
|Artist:||Hwang, Jason Kao||Added:||Oct 2006|
|Label:||Asian Improv Records|
|Add Date:||2006-11-12||Pull Date:||2007-01-14||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||Jan 14||Dec 31||Nov 19|
|1.||Mar 26, 2011:||Music Casserole |
|4.||Nov 17, 2006:||Memory Select |
|2.||Jan 12, 2007:||Memory Select |
|5.||Nov 17, 2006:||Carrots & Sticks... But Mostly Sticks |
|3.||Dec 29, 2006:||Memory Select |
|6.||Nov 16, 2006:||Cognitive Overload |
Exciting jazz and Asian music hybrid, in a suite from a quartet led by violin (Hwang) and trumpet. Good tense energy and strong rhythms with touches of ethnic flavor -- really nice, dramatic stuff with some wild soloing, particularly by Hwang. Quite accessible, although there's plenty of adventure and experimentation along the way. Play any track.|
1- After a brief intro: Pulsing, rhythmic space with dense, twiny violin and trumpet soloing. Exciting stuff at a brisk pace. Second half cools down a bit.
2- Clangy, stern dance, definite Asian-music influence. Mid/fast and halting. Slows in the middle but builds back up.
3- Opens with strong bass/violin duo, mysterious. Into joyous fast solos: slashing, evil-grin violin and jazzy trumpet.
4- Slows things down a bit. Develops a calmly jazzy groove after about 4 minutes. Second half includes a dark midtempo groove with some nice violin soloing. Ends sternly.
|1.||No Myth||3.||Parallel Meditations|