I chose this project because I am a Chinese jazz bass player and I want to mix jazz with Chinese traditional music to create something new. Not only is it a creative investigation, but it also benefits Chinese people by helping them be introduced to jazz. Nowadays the oriental music market and western music market are unbalance: western music is more popular than oriental music. I use “Oriental Impression” as the name of my EP because I hope it can be heard and liked by western audiences as well as oriental, letting everybody hear the oriental sound. This is why I choose this project for my culminating experience.
Valencia (Spain) Campus
Haiming, Zhu. “ORIENTAL IMPRESSIONS.” Master's thesis, Berklee College of Music, 2015. https://remix.berklee.edu/graduate-studies-contemporary-performance/36.