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If we're talking Keiko Matsui, we can expect another impressionistic album cover which belies the often explosive music on the disc. Matsui draws a little more from her heritage this time but textures it with soulful excursions "Walking on the Bridge". She once again gives radio a seductive earful while continuing her heightened exploration into more challenging orchestral sounds and several impressive, wildly percussive Latin journeys "Sail South". Making perfect use of Lenny Castro's spicy percussion and Clay Jenkins' punchy trumpet flavors, Matsui lets loose. The gospel vocal by Arnold McCuller is a strong one. Other newcomers to the fold are guitarist Jorge Strunz, Jon Clark recorder, and Sam Riney on sax. [The ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
If we're talking Keiko Matsui, we can expect another impressionistic album cover which belies the often explosive music on the disc. Matsui draws a little more from her heritage this time but textures it with soulful excursions "Walking on the Bridge". She once again gives radio a seductive earful while continuing her heightened exploration into more challenging orchestral sounds and several impressive, wildly percussive Latin journeys "Sail South". Making perfect use of Lenny Castro's spicy percussion and Clay Jenkins' punchy trumpet flavors, Matsui lets loose. The gospel vocal by Arnold McCuller is a strong one. Other newcomers to the fold are guitarist Jorge Strunz, Jon Clark recorder, and Sam Riney on sax. [The 2003 reissue of Cherry Blossom
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/17/2003
  • Label: Shout Factory
  • UPC: 826663021127
  • Catalog Number: 30211
  • Sales rank: 85,534

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rainy Season (4:48)
  2. 2 Sail South (5:11)
  3. 3 Walking on the Bridge (4:18)
  4. 4 Crescendo (5:30)
  5. 5 She Prays to the Wind (4:40)
  6. 6 Cherry Blossom (5:03)
  7. 7 Frontier (4:19)
  8. 8 Foot Steps (4:08)
  9. 9 Dawn Opener (5:30)
  10. 10 Crescent Night Dreams (3:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Keiko Matsui Primary Artist, Piano, Keyboards, Soloist
Gerald Albright Saxophone
Sam Riney Saxophone
Clay Jenkins Trumpet, Soloist
Anas Allaf Acoustic Guitar
Lenny Castro Percussion
Jonathan Clark English Horn, Recorder, Saxophone
Brad Cummings Bass
Bernie Dresel Drums
Ron Komie Guitar
Kazu Matsui Shakuhachi
Derek Nakamoto Synthesizer
John Pena Bass
Alfie Silas Background Vocals
Ed Smith Drums
Gary Stockdale Synthesizer
Jorge Strunz Acoustic Guitar
Steve Tavaglione Saxophone
Yvonne Williams Background Vocals
Arnold McCuller Vocals
Bill Armstrong Trumpet
Richard M. Schmidt Steel Guitar
Alex Iles Trombone
Jimmy Johnson Bass
Technical Credits
Keiko Matsui Arranger, Composer
Robert Biles Engineer
Rob Chiarelli drum programming
Jeff Day Composer
Teppei Kasai Mastering
Kazu Matsui Producer
Dennis Moody Engineer
Derek Nakamoto Arranger
Gary Stockdale Arranger, String Arrangements
Dale Voelker Graphic Design
Robert Chiardelli Engineer
Mark Ruffin Liner Notes
Cristihan Gutterre Executive Producer, Cover Design
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