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by The Terry Hsieh Collective

A genre-bending cornucopia of pop/rock/Chinese/contemporary classical-influenced jazz: jazz music you can still rock out to.
Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
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1. Dawn (Introlude)
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2. Beautiful Danger: On the Other Side
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3. Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles
4:04 $0.99
4. Snowjade
9:03 $0.99
5. Late
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6. The Hall of Accumulated Embroidery Suite, Pt I: The Hall of Appreciating Flowers
7:55 $0.99
7. The Hall of Accumulated Embroidery Suite, Pt. II: The Hill of Accumulated Elegance
6:38 $0.99
8. The Hall of Accumulated Embroidery Suite, Pt. III: The Pavilion of Imperial Scenery
8:26 $0.99
9. Intrinsic Doubt (feat. Robin Eubanks & Miguel Zenon)
7:57 $0.99
10. Dusk (Outrolude)
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Album Notes
Multiplicity started as a five-week project bringing a group of Oberlin Jazz musicians to play all original music in the Jazz clubs of Beijing. Terry little anticipated that the five weeks in 2010 would turn into five years and an album of his own. Terry has brought successive generations of emerging Oberlin musicians to play Beijing, continuing a conversation transformative for the close-knit musical communities on either end of the process.

While the version of the Terence Hsieh Collective found on Multiplicity is not the original configuration, the bond shared between the players runs deeper than just a musical one. All the compositions are arranged with the strengths and personality of the particular musicians in mind. Terry blends the different horn parts into a whole and I found myself repeatedly losing the sense of a single part in the beauty of the combined melody. The intimacy of a shared musical language is felt in full effect.

While Multiplicity represents a beginning for Terry and the rest of the group, it exemplifies just what Wayne Shorter talked about in his master class. The best music starts when the musicians communicate to the audience and each other as whole human beings. The Terence Hsieh Collective heard here lived the music they play, having traveled the world together. The songs tell the story of their shared journey, engaging with fragments of Chinese melodies & folk songs, are inspired by famous landmarks and historical sites they encountered. If every album tells the story of the period of life leading to its creation, Multiplicity tells a more interesting story than most



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