EDGE (2006), Hurd Audio review, Feb 2, 2011
Jason Kao Hwang: Edge. 2006. Asian Improv Records: AIR 0067.
Jason Kao Hwang: composer, violin
Taylor Ho Bynum: cornet, flugelhorn
Andrew Drury: percussion
Ken Filiano: bass
By Hurd Audio, January 2, 2011
The lineup of improvisers alone is reason enough to listen to this disc. Each one is an individually strong presence in any setting and they do not disappoint in this outing. But added to that considerable quality are the extraordinary compositions of Jason Kao Hwang. Each unfolds in a flowing sequence of unsuspecting beauty with a startling mix of jazz idiomatic language and Chinese musical materials. His deep intellect and ear for detail is vividly present throughout.
- Hurd Audio, Hurd Audio - January 2, 2011