Recordings

My recordings as a leader

Indigo Mist CD Cover

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1. Body & Soul 05:48
2. All The Things You Are 07:42
3. My Funny Valentine 06:20
4. Leaps of Faith (a tribute to Coltrane’s “Giant Steps”) 04:52
5. Child-Like 12:15
6. Something 07:22
7. I Shall Never Come Back 15:09
8. My Opening Farewell 09:29

Richard Karpen – Piano

Ted Poor – Drums

Luke Bergman – Bass

Cuong Vu – Trumpet

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Cuong Vu 4-Tet "Leaps of Faith"

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1. Body & Soul 05:48
2. All The Things You Are 07:42
3. My Funny Valentine 06:20
4. Leaps of Faith (a tribute to Coltrane’s “Giant Steps”) 04:52
5. Child-Like 12:15
6. Something 07:22
7. I Shall Never Come Back 15:09
8. My Opening Farewell 09:29

Ted Poor – Drums
Stomu Takeishi – Bass
Luke Bergman – Bass
Cuong Vu – Trumpet

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1. intro 06:54
2. accelerated thoughts 06:26
3. solitary confinement 10:12
4. just a memory 07:03
5. never, ever, ever 07:27
6. now i know (for vina) 07:26
7. i promise 08:44

Cuong Vu – trumpet
Chris Speed – tenor saxophone and clarinet
Stomu Takeishi – electric bass
Ted Poor – drums

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Residual

CD art by Virginia Valdes

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1. It’s Mostly Residual 08:53
2. Expressions of a Neurotic Impulse 07:09
3. Patchwork 12:51
4. Brittle, Like Twigs 07:36
5. Chitter Chatter 09:11
6. Blur 11:24

Stomu Takeishi – bass
Ted Poor – drums
Cuong Vu – trumpet
Guest – Bill Frisell – guitar

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CD art by Virginia Valdes

*This recording is a compilation of my favorite takes from Come Play With Me and Pure.  It makes for a much stronger record than the other two on their own.

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1. Faith 10:33
2. Dreams, Come Play With Me 14:01
3. Vina’s Lullaby 12:38
4. Safekeepings 08:05
5. Again and Again and Again 08:40
6. I Shall Never Come Back 17:33

Cuong Vu – trumpet
Stomu Takeshi – bass
John Hollenbeck – drums

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ComePlay          Pure

* These two are my trio recordings with Stomu Takeish and John Hollenbeck.  They’re no longer available as albums but I like the art work (also by Virginia Valdes) and wanted them to be seen.

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Bound

My first as a leader!  I sing on one of the cuts, which was the scale tipper in getting me the gig with the Pat Metheny Group.

1. Two
2. Our Bridge
3. Still Ragged
4. Bound
5. The Drift
6. Acid Kiss
7. The Burn

Cuong Vu – trumpet
Stomu Takeshi – bass
Jamie Saft – keys
Jim Black – drums

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Recordings as a Sideman

2013    Constellation – Christophe Marguet (Label Bleu)

2012    Frequent Flyer – Lorenzo Feliciati (RareNoiseRecords)

2011    Shizaru – Naked Truth (RareNoiseRecords)

2011    Holy Abyss – Holy Abyss (Cuneiform Records)

2010    Closer – Wasabi Trio with Cuong Vu (Via Veneto Jazz, VVJ069)

2010    Speak – Speak (Origin Records, Origin82558)

2010    Gagarin – Mickey Finn + Cuong Vu (El Gallo Rojo, 31424)

2010    American Songs, Vol. 1 – Marc Seales

2009    The Whole Tree Gone – Myra Melford (Firehouse 12 Records, FH120401012)

2008    Coziness Kills Jesper Løvdal (ILK, 61CD)

2008    Incendio – Los Dorados (Intolerancia, INT300479)

2006    The Image of Your Body – Myra Melford (Cryptogramophone, CG131)

2006    The Way Up (DVD) – Pat Metheny Group (Eagle Eye Media, EE39131-9)

2006    Grill Music – Jesper Løvdal (ILK, 122CD)

2005    The Way Up – Pat Metheny Group (Nonesuch, 755979876279876)

2005    Swell Henry – Chris Speed (Squealer, 040)

2004    The Tend – Myra Melford (Arabesque, AJ0159)

2004    Transition Sonic – Matthias Lupri (Summit Records, Inc. 398)

2003    Speaking of Now (DVD) – Pat Metheny Group (Eagle Eye Media, EE19023)

2002    Speaking of Now – Pat Metheny Group (Warner Brothers 4YCD10)

2002    Window Silver Bright – Andy Laster (New World Records 80589)

2001    Life on a String – Laurie Anderson (Nonesuch 7953922)

2001    Odd and Awkward – Nils Wogram (Enja, ENJ-94162)

2001    Find – Birth – (Hopscotch Records, HOP11)

2000    Emit – Chris Speed (Songlines Recordings, SGL15322)

2000    The Hollow World – Assif Tsahar & The Brass Reeds Ensemble (HOP3)

2000    Luciano’s Dream – Oscar Noriega (OmniTone 12002)

2000    Double Take – Satoko Fujii Orchestra (EWE Records, EWCD001920

1999    Deviantics – Chris Speed (Songlines Recordings, SGL15242)

1999    Chamber Works – Gerry Hemingway (Tzadik, Composer Series, TZ7052)

1997    Yeah/No – Chris Speed (Songlines Recording, SGL 1517-2)

1997    Interpretations of Lessness – Andy Laster (Songlines Recordings, SGL15152)

1997    Sanctuary – Dave Douglas (Avant, AVAN066)

1996    Too Close to the Pole – Bobby Previte (Enja Records, ENJ93062)

1993    While You Were Out – Orange Then Blue (GM Recordings, GM3028)

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