Chien Chien Lu, ‘Built In System (Live in New York)’ (Giant Step Arts) | Review

By Michael Roberts The title and subtitle of vibraphonist-composer Chien Chien Lu’s latest release seem contradictory. But if Built In System suggests a project that closely conforms to a blueprint, and Live in New York evokes spontaneity, Lu bridges this theoretical gap with brio. On just her second album as a leader (her self-titled debut

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