Nguyên Lê

Walking On The Tiger’s Tail - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9432-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 94322 4
  • German Release: 01/04/2005
  • Genre: Guitar Jazz

"Es handelt sich – ohne Übertreibung – um eines der besten Jazz-Alben der letzten zehn Jahre"

CD des Monats April 2005

CD € 17,50

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Walking on the Tiger’s Tail: When facing danger, one behaves with wisdom, while understanding the peril without provoking it, and remaining both quiet & determined (1). Most of the titles  found on this album were inspired by Taoist stories full of this paradoxical poetry. Butterfly Dream: After dreaming that he was a butterfly, Zhuangzi woke up wondering whether he was still Zhuangzi, or rather a butterfly dreaming that he was Zhuangzi (2). Yielding Water: the irresistible strength of water lies in its yielding quality. Therefore,  weaknesses can erode the stone, flexibility can subdue the strong & the rigid (3). Totsu! is an exclamation supposedly uttered when a Zen student achieves enlightment. The sound also imitates the dry crackle the pawlonia leaf makes as it scratches the ground upon falling. Wingless Flight:...

line up

Nguyên Lê - electric & electroacoustic guitars, electronics
Art Lande - piano
Paul McCandless - tenor, soprano & sopranino sax, oboe, english horn, bass clarinet
Jamey Haddad - drums & percussions

Recording Information

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Johannes Wohlleben at Bauer Studios, Ludwigsburg, Germany
October & November 2004
Produced by Nguyên Lê