Cuong Vu: Bound (OmniTone 12002)Cuong Vu on NPR!
Plays tracks from Bound—"Two" and "Bound"
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.
Click on any track title to hear a RealAudio sample...
All compositions by Cuong Vu, published by Jack House Music (BMI), except as noted.
22-23 August 1999 at Frank Booth, Brooklyn NY
by Cuong Vu and Jamie Saft