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Cuong Vu: Beyond All Borders

Cuong Vu

Cuong Vu just bought a new house, but don’t ask him when he’s going to pack up his old one. “I’m looking around my room going, ‘Oh, my God!'” he says. “Moving is hard.”

Of course, piloting a U-Haul across town is nothing compared to, say, leading a bicoastal band-which is what Vu’s been doing since he moved from New York to Seattle in 2006. On his latest, the impressive Vu-Tet (ArtistShare), the trumpeter augments his New York-based rhythm section-bassist Stomu Takeishi and drummer Ted Poor-with yet another New Yorker, reed player Chris Speed.

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