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March 18, 2011


Living Room Spin: Cuong Vu 4-Tet – Leaps of Faith

One of my favorite pastimes is to gather a few friends in my living room with some good food and drink to hang out and listen to a new jazz recording. Just take it all in and then talk about our impressions of what we heard. So instead of keeping it a small and private affair, I have decided to open my living room and invite the Jazz Online community to participate through an ongoing feature I’m calling the Living Room Spin.

I’m kicking off the Living Room Spin with trumpeter Cuong Vu’s new record Leaps of Faith. I chose this recording because along with being one of the most exciting releases I have heard this year, it is also one of those albums that you just won’t hear on the majority of jazz radio stations across the country, as expressed in my recent Jazz Radio RIP blog. You can listen to the record in its entirety right here (just click on the play arrow or select a track) and then share your thoughts in the comment section below. As far as the food and drink, you’re on your own. Enjoy!!

Cuong Vu

Album credits:
Ted Poor – Drums
Stomu Takeishi – Bass
Luke Bergman – Bass
Cuong Vu – Trumpet
Released: 15 February 2011

Cuong Vu

  1. blanca domenech
    Mar 18 2011

    Excelent this album!, great your decision of opening your living/music..

    Salut! from Buenos Aires

  2. The Jazz Messenger
    Mar 18 2011

    Hi Blanca – I am glad you enjoyed the album. Thanks for participating. – JV

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