ARRANGEMENT

Arrangements and/or Orchestrations of existing songs or tunes are also par for the course. The video on the left is a recording of Xiao'an's version of "Moanin'" by Bobby Timmons, for the Quincy Jones tribute concert at the Berklee Performance Center. It begins with a traditional exposition of the melody and piano solo, later transforming into a fragmented exploration of the theme that explodes into an energetic and highly embellished version of the "B" section. The piece was given a modern flavor whilst paying tribute to Art Blakey's iconic rendition of the classic jazz standard.