• Jen Shyu & Jade Tongue - Zero Grasses: Ritual for the Losses ****½

    1 month ago - By Free Jazz

    By Anthony Simon The way that I relate to Jen Shyu's work has evolved. When I first listened some years ago, it eluded me. But the more I learn about what's behind and inside the music she makes, the more curious I get, and the more incredible it becomes. Zero Grasses began as a musical-theatrical work that was commissioned by John Zorn, and it premiered onstage in October 2019. Earlier in that year, Shyu was in Japan, had planned to be there for six months of research for Zero Grasses, but it was cut short when she was notified that her father had suddenly died. The album Zero Grasses is...
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