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Zhongyu and Super Z Attack Team

These two bands are related both by the prominence of the letter Z and the compositions of Jon Davis. Zhongyu is a five-piece, primarily studio project, and Super Z Attack Team (SZAT) is a trio, a subset of the full band (along the lines of the legendary "small, highly mobile unit"). Who knows, there may be other configurations in the future...


  • Jon Davis — Most of the compositions, Chapman Stick, guzheng, keyboards, theremin, electronics, percussion, miscellaneous toys (Zhongyu + SZAT)
  • James DeJoie — Baritone saxophone, flute, bass clarinet, bamboo flute, percussion, voice, electronics (Zhongyu + SZAT)
  • Randy Doak — Drums, percussion (Zhongyu + SZAT)
  • Dennis Rea — Acoustic and electric guitars (Zhongyu)
  • Alicia DeJoie — Electric violin (Zhongyu)

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Here's the promotional trailer for the album. Check out the Live page for some live videos.

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Zhongyu-Related Soundtrack

Jon has been working on music for a fascinating documentary film project about the wonderful teas of Taiwan. This project is ongoing, without a current timetable for release, but there are some segments available online. Here's one called Bound Together.

Latest news

Two Upcoming Gigs — Almost a Tour!

After months of working on recording demos and writing new material, it's time for the Team to reactivate in a live setting. So April will feature two live shows, including our first performance outside Seattle.

On Friday, April 26, we'll be appearing at the Blue Moon in the University District with Hound Dog Taylor's Hand and The Sheen from Bellingham. Check out The Sheen on Bandcamp. Event poster

The next night, we'll be trekking up to Bellingham for another show with The Sheen, this time at Make.Shift, which is a cool non-profit arts organization. More details to follow...

New Demos on Soundcloud

We've been working on documenting all the tunes in the Super Z repertoire, using our regular practice space as a studio. Generally, we'll do a few live takes until we get one we like, then Jon will take the basic tracks and do a few overdubs, equalization, and so on.

There's a playlist that happens to be about the normal length for a full album. Imagine that.