Jon Jang & The Pan-asian Arkestra
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After the Tianenmen Square slaughter in China, pianist Jon Jang wrote the five-part "Tianenmen" to depict the hopes and dreams of the demonstrators, along with the sad reality. This CD has the full work, plus "Butterfly Lovers Song." Jang's adventurous music, which looks both back to the ancient past and toward the future, is expertly interpreted by his unusual group, which includes two musicians utilizing traditional Chinese instruments, flutist James Newton, three reeds, a trumpeter, a trombonist, bassist Mark Izu, percussionist Anthony Brown, and Jang's piano. Emotional and haunting music.
Born: 11 March 1954 in Los Angeles, CA
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s
Top Albums and Songs by Jon Jang
||Night In Tunisia||Self Defense!||13:07||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Never Give Up!||Self Defense!||12:35||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Butterfly Lovers Song||Self Defense!||9:39||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Concerto for Jazz Ensemble and Taiko: Redress||Self Defense!||6:27||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Concerto for Jazz Ensemble and Taiko: Ganbaro!||Self Defense!||7:11||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Concerto for Jazz Ensemble and Taiko: Reparations Now!||Self Defense!||15:11||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Concerto for Jazz Ensemble and Taiko: Taiko Bushi Celebration||Self Defense!||2:54||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Monk's Strut||Self Defense!||4:16||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Ichikotsu-chò||Self Defense!||3:23||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Tomorrow Is Now! (Suite)||Tomorrow Is Now||15:50||Album Only||View In iTunes|