Jia Peng Fang
Jia Peng Fang
From the ages of sixteen to eighteen, Jia could not get his food rations but made himself a small enclosure, about a meter big on his aunt's veranda and devoted himself to practicing his Erhu day in and day out. He was determined to become a professional Erhu player. In time, he became good enough to play the sub for the teacher he was studying under. But on the date of the exam for enlisting in the Navy Song and Dance Band, the great Karasan Earthquake struck and the exam was canceled, destroying Jia's hope of joining.
About half a year later, as a part of the Cultural Revolution Policy, he was forced back to his homeland Jams to labor on the farmland. After the Cultural Revolution blew over and the country settled down, a letter reached him. It was from Jia's former teacher advising him to enter the music academy. After going back to Beijing, he was chosen from among over five hundred applicants to enter the Central Music Academy誷 Folk Music Department. An examiner at the examination, a concert master of the China Central Folk music Orchestra, strongly suggested that Jia should try out for their orchestra.
He arranged for Jia誷 registry in the city and made sure he would be paid for his living expenses. Suddenly Jia found himself starting a life of a professional Erhu player. Jia busied himself rediscovering the traditional arts, which had been denied by the Cultural Revolution, as he continued his enlightening performances as an Erhu soloist and then a sub concertmaster of the orchestra. Then in 1988, to seek new possibilities for his music, he left for Japan with just a suitcase in one hand and his Erhu in the other. He took on many kinds of part time work until his first break came, through meeting with the musician Katsuhisa Hattori. Hattori fell in love with Jia's talent and the tones of the Erhu and invited him to take part in his album productions and concert activities, thereby expanding Jia's world of musical activities.
Jia entered around this time in the Master of Arts Degree Program in Music at the Tokyo University of Arts. In 1997, his brilliant co-performance with the orchestra at Carnegie Hall in New York solidified his position in the world of music. Also in June of 1998, he made his debut album "RIVER" with the Pacific Moon label, which blended Western music with the Chinese folk instrument. The high quality of the work won him a high acclaim in Japan and abroad, as well as proving to be a commercial success. In 1999, the concept was further developed in the Pacific Moon album "RAINBOW." It proved to be even more successful than the first album, both in Japan and abroad. The third album from Pacific Moon, "FARAWAY...", was released in January of 2001.
This "Best Album" contains a selection from the first three albums, and also the recording of the co-performance with the pianist Naoyuki Onda, live from the studio of the American national FM program "Echoes." Presently, Jia is teaching how to play the Erhu to over a hundred students as he continues to work in the genres of jazz, classics, making movie sound tracks, conducting live stage performances, recording and pursuing the unending potentials of his music. Pacific Moon Records 和平之月 (Chapter One)： 01. Shichahai In The Morning 什刹海之晨 02. Mirage Of The Fall 梦迹沙河 03. River 河 04.
Silent Moon 宁月 05. Reflection Of The Lake 杏林湖畔 06. A Smiling Moon 月牙五更 07. Maya 麻耶 08.
Breath Of Night 松花晚风 09. Moonlight Night 月夜 10. For Tomorrow’s Children 明天的孩子 虹 Rainbow (Chapter Ttwo)： 01. Rainbow 虹 02.
Light Dance 流光 03. Memory Of Childhood 童年回忆 04. In The Garden 游园 05. Night Of Beijing 北京之夜 06.
Dawn 晨曦 07. Riverside 河畔 08. Homeward 归途 09. Sweet Dreams 甜梦 10.
Deep Blue 深蓝 11. In Silence 寂静 12. End Of The Rainbow 虹桥的尽头 遥 Faraway （Chapter three in 2002) 01. Firefly 萤 02.
Sirius 天狼星 03. A Water Lily 睡莲 04. Back To Tokyo 回到东京 05. Er Quan Ying Yue 二泉映月 06.
Snow Line 山雪 07. The Wind Of Liudao 柳岛之风 08. A Ditty From Henan 河南小曲 09. Nostalgia 怀乡曲 10.
Pure 清秋 11. Our Home 我们的家 翔 Sho 01. Birdsong 空山鸟语 02. Distant Thunder 远雷 03.
Tomorrow 明日 04. Exotic Garden 东方花园 05. A Road In Early Spring 阳春小径 06. Ryoshu 旅愁 07.
Yang Guan San Die 阳关三叠 08. Daybreak 晓 09. Air Mail 远方的书信 10. Reunion 再会 11.
Shu Ying Po Suo 树影婆娑 月光 Moonlight （in 2006） 01. Winter River ふゆのかわ 冬之河 02. Moonlight げっこう 月光 03. Furusato ふるさと 郷 04.
Tango Of Asia タンゴ オブ エイジア 05. Forever とわに 永远に 06. Mai Kyoku まいきょく 舞曲 07. What A Beautiful World てんちそうそう 天地苍々 08.
Ripples さざ波 09. Cherry Blossoms さくら 桜 10. Summer Of Jiamusi ジャムスの夏 浪漫 Roman 01. Musashi 武藏 02.
Nuovo Cinema Paradiso 新天堂乐园 03. Tema d’Amore 爱的主题曲 04. Deborah’s Theme 丁不拉风的挽歌 05. Romance 浪漫 06.
Playing Love 高奏爱情 07. Toto E Alfredo 托托与埃费多 08. Malena 玛莲娜 09. Melancholy 悲壮史歌 10.
Musashi (Reprise) 武藏 休日 Holiday 1. 谁も寝てはならぬ (Nessun Dorma) 2. ひまわり 3. Smile 4.
My Favorite Things 5. 枯叶 6. A Stranger In Paradise 明天 tomorrow ( in 2008 ) 01. 黎明(れいめい) DAYBREAK 02.
黄昏の诗(たそがれのうた) DUSK 03. 上海之夜(シャンハイナイト) SHANGHAI NIGHT 04. 明天(ミンテェン) TOMORROW 05. サマーダンス SUMMER DANCE 06.
远い记忆(とおいきおく) MEMORIES 07. 潮风に吹かれて(しおかぜにふかれて) BAYSIDE 08. エレジー ELEGY 09. 天马(ペガサス) PEGASUS 10.
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