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Cuong Vu

Jez Nelson presents leading American trumpeter Cuong Vu in concert with electric bassist Luke Bergman and drummer Ted Poor at the 2010 Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

Jez Nelson presents leading edge US trumpeter Cuong Vu in concert with electric bassist Luke Bergman and drummer Ted Poor at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival. Vu is known for an approach to music that blurs stylistic boundaries, as well as for his virtuoso technique, which allows him to explore all the sonic possibilities of his instrument. This trio is a variation on his long standing group Vu-Tet, which usually features Stomu Takeishi on bass.

Vu was born in Vietnam, and immigrated to Seattle, where he currently resides, at the age of six. He cut his teeth on New York's creative downtown scene during the 1990s, and has been a core member of guitarist Pat Metheny's groups.

1 hour, 45 minutes

Last on

Mon 12 Jul 2010 23:15

Music Played

  • Dave Holland & Pepe Habichuela

    Whirling Dervish

    • Hands.
    • Dare2 Records.
  • Wynton Marsalis

    Buleria El Portalón

    • Vitoria Suite.
    • Emarcy.
  • John Fordham interviews Cuong Vu

    • Cuong Vu

      Accelerated Thoughts

      • Vu-Tet.
      • Artist Share.
    • Pat Metheny Group

      Part 1

      • The Way Up.
      • Nonesuch.
  • Cuong Vu recorded at Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2 May 2010

    • Untitled

      Line up – Cuong Vu (trumpet & electronics), Luke Bergman (bass), Ted Poor (drums)

    • Cuong Vu

      Childlike

      Composer: Cuong Vu

    • Cuong Vu

      All The Things You Are

      Composer: Jerome Kern

    • Cuong Vu

      Dreams Come Play With Me

      Composer: Cuong Vu

    • Cuong Vu

      Giant Steps

      Composer: John Coltrane

    • Cuong Vu

      My Opening Farewell

      Composer: Jackson Browne

    • Cuong Vu

      Body & Soul

      Composer: Johnny Green

  • Jez speaks to Cindy Blackman about her new album dedicated to drummer Tony Williams

    • Cindy Blackman

      Vashkar

      • Another Lifetime.
      • Four Quarters.
    • Cindy Blackman & Joe Lovano

      Love Song

      • Another Lifetime.
      • Four Quarters.

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