Nonesuch, 2016, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O’s Notes: Vietnamese/American trumpeter Cuong Vu plays mostly free jazz-fusion with his Trio that includes drummer Ted Poor and Stomu Takeishi on bass. They expand to a quartet as the Trio Meets Pat Metheny. This is a familiar collaboration for Vu and Metheny as Vu played with his idol earlier in his career. The share elements of style and a generous use of electronics to flesh out the background. This effort includes a wealth of friendly fire and spontaneous creativity as the two headliners rekindle hot flames.