ULTRA WORLD X-TET: Magical Adventures of the Monkey King (Part 1 of 4).
Origins and Misadventures of Sun Wukong. Composed by Gary Schwantes © ℗ 2012
Gary Schwantes: composer, saxophones, bamboo flutes, Winnie Wong: guzheng,Yangqin Zhao: yangqin, Doug Ebert: bass, Surya Prakasha: drumset, percussion
Ultra World X-tet
San Francisco, CA
Jazz, New Music, World Music
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ULTRA WORLD X-TET combines jazz, world, experimental and contemporary concert styles in a pioneering fusion of East and West. Instrumentation includes saxophone, bamboo flute, guzheng (Chinese zither), yangqin (Chinese hammered dulcimer) bass, and percussion. The group has performed at many top venues in the SF Bay Area including: Yoshi's SF, de Young Museum, SF Conservatory of Music, Herbst Theater, Berkeley World Music Festival, and events for SF Symphony. Awarded 2 Zellerbach grants in the last 2 years, Ultra World X-tet has received excellent reviews-their "Magical Adventures of the Monkey King" was chosen one of the best concerts of 2012 by Examiner. com. Releases include: "Moon and Legend"(CD) and "Night Market” (DVD Video).