On a warm September evening, Chinese born, New York based pianist, composer, arranger Dongfeng Liu's music graces a most prestigious stage at Carnegie Hall.
Piano, bass, trumpets and keyboards are quite common in western jazz. But a musician from China has some different ideas. He brings traditional Chinese instruments to jazz, and had just held a
A new kind of sound — a fusion of Chinese and Latin music just had its debut at New York’s Carnegie Hall featuring Chinese artist Dongfeng Liu. While the two genres seemingly have little in common, the combination is an inspiration.
Chinese musician takes unique adventure in jazz
NEW YORK, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) — A Chinese musician held a concert to showcase the charm of Chinese jazz in on Friday.
At the Carnegie Hall, a historic landmark in New York City, Liu Dongfeng, a Chinese composer, arranger and pianist, teamed up with his multicultural band and performed all the eight
Music is the world’s universal language – and pianist Dongfeng Liu underscores that notion in an ambitious and unusual way on his new CD. China Carib is just what the name says – a fusion of musical influences from the leader’s native China, bubbling Latin rhythms and jazz harmonies.
We are very familiar with the slew of prodigiously gifted Chinese pianists (and other instrumentalists) who have become renowned all over the world for their interpretation of classical music. However, the pianist Dongfeng Liu is a rarity not only for his extraordinary pianism but for following the pursuit
Zoho Music is a record label that you’ve never heard of. Which isn’t surprising. But it is a shame.
Think about the numerous Golden Ages of Jazz and you’ll invariably start mentioning all the innovative artists who propelled the genre into musical history. Any mention of famous record labels becomes almost secondary—Miles Davis delving into modal jazz in the Columbia Studios, recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder sitting in the Blue Note studios and making sure all those classic recordings sounded just so. Think about Riverside’s relationship with Thelonious Monk and how John Coltrane put Impulse! on the map right from their inception. Think about Mingus and Atlantic, Verve and Herbie Hancock, and Savoy and Bird. Those were the days, right?