East, West & Beyond was recorded in the fall of 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan. There, Michael toured nationwide with local musicians and performed at the prestigious Taichung Jazz Festival. The band is known as Asian Connection and is a collaboration between established musicians from the Netherlands, Taiwan, Japan, Malaysia and Indonesia. They last played in the Netherlands in 2018 at the Tong Tong Fair, Podium Grounds and the Red Light Jazz Festival. The band reappeared at the Red Light Jazz Festival 2024. They played music from the new album. East, West & Beyond was made possible with a successful crowdfunding campaign on Voordekunst.

The album CD version is available for purchase in our shop (click on the buy now link above). The digital version of the album and the Spotify music player will be release here very soon!

1. Cross streams (M. Simon)
2. Sawunggaling (Sri Hanuraga)
3. New year’s resolution (M. Simon)
4. Liban (Marie Séférian)
5. Tonada del cabrestero (Simón Díaz)
6. Soul food (M. Simon)
7. Inner flame (M. Simon)

Track 4 is arranged by Minyen Hsieh.

Produced by Michael Simon and Minyen Hsieh

Michael Simon: trumpet and flugelhorn
Minyen Hsieh: tenor and soprano saxophones, flute
Hauyi Tsai: pipa
Sri Hanuraga: piano
Ikeda Kinya: bass
Tzu Yu Huang: drums

Recorded at Lights Up Studio, Taipei, Taiwan on October 16th and 17th 2019
Recorded by Tsai Chou Han, Mixed by Chris Weeda
and Mastered by Darius van Helfteren
Photography by Dogcheep Studio
Album artwork by Minlu Feng
Graphic design by Geert Hermkens

Michael Simon plays a Van Laar OIRAM flugelhorn
Minyen Hsieh plays Forestone tenor saxophone

℗© 2024 Michael Simon

Release year: 2024
Track Count: 7 song(s)
Album Length: 01:00:00
Genre: World / Jazz

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