Cuong Vu: Bound (OmniTone 12002)

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Cuong Vu: BOUNDPlays tracks from Bound—"Two" and "Bound"
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Cuong Vu eschews jazz and gives birth to a burning new concept: cutting edge improvisation, deploying subtle electronics with the 20th century compositional sensibility of Charles Ives and Aaron Copland.  He eschews predictability but delivers a one-two punch of controlled pop understanding in the title track vocal.  He eschews the trumpet yet plays his ass off.  This debut album from the hot, young, "downtown" trumpeter/composer on the creative jazz scene is "bound" to become a contemporary milestone of American music.

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  1. "Two" (4:27)
  2. "Our Bridge" (5:35)
  3. "Still Ragged" (7:12)
  4. "Bound" (8:24)
    (Cuong Vu, Jack House Music [BMI]; Holly Palmer, Children of the Forest Music/Bug Butter Music [BMI])
  5. "The Drift" (9:16)
  6. "Acid Kiss" (7:19)
  7. "The Burn" (5:31)
    (Scott Wilk, Rhythm Cave Music/The Night Rainbow Music [ASCAP]; Holly Palmer, Children of the Forest Music/Bug Butter Music [BMI])

All compositions by Cuong Vu, published by Jack House Music (BMI), except as noted.

Musicians
Cuong Vu, trumpet, vocal · Jamie Saft, piano, Fender Rhodes, keyboards ·
Stomu Takeishi, electric bass · Jim Black, drums, percussion

Recorded 22-23 August 1999 at Frank Booth, Brooklyn NY
Recording engineer: Jon Rosenberg

Produced by Cuong Vu and Jamie Saft
Executive Producer: Frank Tafuri

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