Ambush on All Sides

Jade Bridge

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Ambush on All Sides Review

by Tom Schulte

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.

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