In February 2012 I was involved in an amazing project with drummer Yonga Sun and trumpet player Cuong Vu. On November 2nd 2003 (when I was 17) I saw Cuong Vu being interviewed by Hans Flupsen for the television programme “Vrije Geluiden” (Free Sounds). I was immediately struck by Cuong’s extremely beautiful sound. Years later, after finishing college, I decided to get in touch with Cuong. After exchanging music and projects, we found a date for Cuong to come to Europe for a series of performances and a TV recording for that very same programme he had been on before (Vrije Geluiden).
It was a very special time and incredibly inspiring for me to be able to play my music with Cuong and Yonga. Below you’ll see two parts of the TV recording we did. You can also hear parts of the performance in Amsterdam.
Additionally, I wouldn’t want to deprive you of these amazing sketches and a superb review by Geoff Winston (performance at Vortex Jazz Club, London). Geoff was so kind as to send me these beautiful drawings!
- Click on the image for more drawings
For questions about this tour, the music or this project please do get in touch via any of the usual channels.