Jason Kao Hwang, Edge - Stories Before Within mp3 album
Stories Before Within is the second album from violinist Jason Kao Hwang's three-year-old ensemble, Edge. Their self-titled debut for Asian Improv Records was one of 2006's sleeper hits, a record brimming with stirring melodies, unorthodox arrangements and stunning group interplay. No less imaginative, their follow-up blends Eastern and Western traditions with even greater conviction
Stories Before Within. Stories Before Within. The music of violinist Jason Kao Hwang and the quartet EDGE on their second CD is so intangibly inviting and elusive that to describe it with mere words might be folly. Empowered by a balanced combination of composition, improvisation, and telepathy, not to mention an infinite amount of elements, this recording must be heard in its own context and stance.
This is violinist Jason Kao Hwang's second release with his "Edge" band, consisting of Taylor Ho Bynum on cornet, Ken Filiano on bass and Andrew Drury on drums, and like the previous release, the music is excellent, open to world influences or modern classical while being predominantly jazz. Jason Kao Hwang mixes these different influences, both thematically and rhythmically into new musical forms, drawing "the improviser forward into a place in which they reveal their essence, he writes in the liner notes . In all, an excellent album with four great musicians, great musical vision by Jason Kao Hwang. Listen and download from eMusic.
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Stories Before Within. Released: January 1, 2007. 2. From East Sixth Street.
Jason Kao Hwang (born 1957) is a Chinese American violinist and composer. He is known for his unconventional and improvisational jazz violin technique as well as his chamber opera The Floating Box: A Story in Chinatown which premiered in 2001 and was released in 2005 on New World Records. Hwang's parents had emigrated to the United States from Hunan after World War II. He was born in Lake Forest, Illinois and grew up in Waukegan.
Jason Kao Hwang is a composer, violinist and educator, has created works ranging from jazz, classical, "new" and world music. Asian Improv Records recently released EDGE, Mr. Hwang's new jazz quartet, featuring Taylo Ho Bynum(cornet), Andrew Drury(perc). His chamber opera, The Floating Box, A Story in Chinatown (New World Records), was named one of the top ten opera recordings of 2005 by Opera News.
Songs: Jason Kao Hwang - No Myth 12:32. Jason Kao Hwang - Threads 09:49. Jason Kao Hwang - Grassy Hills 12:06.
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- Bass – Ken Filiano
- Cornet – Taylor Ho Bynum
- Drums – Andrew Drury
- Liner Notes – Ed Hazell
- Viola – Jason Kao Hwang* (tracks: 3)
- Violin, Composed By – Jason Kao Hwang*
NotesRecorded on April 5th & 6th, 2007 at the Studio, New York City.
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