IZHUKONG絲竹空爵士樂團 - An Innovative Ancient Sound from Taiwan
In this rejuvenated music, oriental aura and Chinese-kung-fu-like skills are beautifully blended, and a new kind of Chinese music is born with a soul of jazz.
Where does Jazz fit in the music of the world today? How does a citizenship of jazz musicians from every corner of the world adapt and transform this once idiomatically American form? Where is jazz headed next?
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”Sizhukong embraces the ethos of jazz fusion: its music takes established forms--jazz and classical Chinese styles--and gives them a new twist.” --Tapei Times
“This beautiful music is at once familiar and exotic. The spirit of jazz is very much to the fore in the arrangements and in the improvisation and sits in perfect harmony alongside centuries of Chinese tradition. If Weather Report had come from China they might have sounded something like this.” --Ian Patterson All About Jazz