Kao Hwang, Jason

Asian Improv, 2006CD
Instrument: Violin

Issue: 14.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Avant Garde
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Violinist Jason Hwang leads a string quartet through four free jazz compositions. Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet & flugelhorn), Andrew Drury (perc) and Ken Filiano (b) are the rest of the band. Jason composed all of the music and says it is based on the vibrations between expectations of ethnicity, culture and genre. It sounds like the conversations between our inner atoms as we grapple with life and those vibrations. It is provocative and precise even as the creative juices take the musicians on different vibes.


Publicist: Jazz Promo Services