Jazz pianist A Bu has released his third album,
One Step East
. The album has 11 pieces, which A Bu uses to explore the chemistry between the musical languages of the East and the West.
American bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Eric Harland formed a trio along with A Bu and the group recorded A Bu’s new album at the Power Station New England studio in Connecticut last year. Matt Pierson, an award-winning producer who has worked with some of the best musicians that contemporary jazz has to offer, such as pianist Brad Mehldau and saxophonist Joshua Redman, produced A Bu’s new album.
At the age of 21, the pianist, who was born in Beijing and learned to play piano at 4 years old, is pursuing his bachelor of music degree at the Juilliard School in New York, majoring in classical piano performance.