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A Bu started playing the piano at the age of  four, practising three to four hours every day.  By the age of nine, he had started to play jazz  before mastering a composition called Giant  Steps by John Coltrane. Giant Steps was the title  track of Coltrane’s 1960 album and is called  ‘Giant Steps’ because of the large and extremely  difficult key changes in the piece which is played  at a high speed. It is regarded as one of the  most difficult jazz compositions ever created  but A Bu makes it look easy in a studio  performance captured by Sennheiser.  

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C D   R E L E A S E - Butterflies Fly in Pairs with Tom Kennedy (bass) and Ryan J. Lee (drums) with Antonio Hart (sax), The Crop Horns (David Watson & Darryl Dixon) and Cecillia Stalin (vocals).

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“A Bu is a young musician with a musical talent which is creating a noise in the Asia jazz scene.” Marc Vincent, President of Sennheiser Greater China
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2015 Parmigiani Montreux Jazz Solo Piano Competition Results
In a thrilling finale last night, young artist Dai Liang (China) won the 2015 Parmigiani  Montreux Jazz Solo Piano Competition. The jury, presided over by Israel’s Yaron Herman,  underscored the difficulty of deliberations given the extremely high level of competition.  The fifteen-year-old Chinese musician prevailed through his technical skills and  sensitivity, edging out Yakir Arbib (Israel) and Oláh Krisztian (Hungary). All three top  finishers will join their six counterparts from the guitar and voice competitions, as well as  the winner of the Prix du Public UBS, as participants in the second edition of the  Montreux Jazz Academy from 5 to 11 October 2015.   1st Prize: Dai Liang aka A Bu (China, 1999)  
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Butterflies Fly in Pairs  (CD + DVD)

Disc: 1   (CD 1. Butterflies Fly In Paris I 2. Forever Suite Part I 3. Forever Suite Part II 4. With Mind Part I 5. With Mind Part II 6. Memories Of Love 7. The Last Trip 8. Rainchel 9. For Kurt 10. Let Me Catch You 11. Butterflies Fly In Paris Part II Disc: 2   (DVD) 1. Butterflies Fly In Paris: Behind The Scenes A Bu (piano), Tom Kennedy (bass) and Ryan J. Lee (drums) with Antonio Hart (sax), The Crop Horns (David Watson & Darryl Dixon) and  Cecillia Stalin (vocals) Sennheiser Media  566668  (Harmonia Mundi)
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 Concert Kapustin Moscow Russia November 21, 2016
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Nikolai Kapustin A Birthday Concert 2016 - Trailer