Ambush On All Sides is an impressive outlay of talent from a quartet of Chinese-American soloists. The instrumentation is pipa (Chinese lute), yangqin (hammered dulcimer), erhu (a type of fiddle) and the dizi (bamboo flute). The music is described as "Pan-Chinese" for the wide range of musicality from this varied people incorporated. Liner notes highlight the origins of the group, notes on each track, musician and instrument.
AllMusic Review by Tom Schulte