Now Comes the Dragon's Hour
The singer in the bar of an airport hotel somewhere (it could be Singapore or Bangkok) is expecting a baby. Contemplating the world the baby will be born into, and what the future holds for her child, she conjures up a series of songs about life along the Great Silk Road past and present - of migration, wars and political upheaval, the seductive sounds of the desert and fantastical visions of Chinese dragons - stories told with the aid of some remarkable musicians passing through the hotel that night...
A series of live performances by the Grand Union Orchestra featuring seven great singers from across the globe, Indian and Chinese virtuosos and all Grand Union's renowned international jazz soloists.
These extracts can help you decide whether you want to buy the CD:
Recorded fpr BBC Radio 3 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Sadler's Wells Theatre.
Music by Tony Haynes. Lyrics by Masud Ahamed, David Bradford, Vladimir Vega and Li Yan.