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by Keiko Matsui
     
 

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This pop-jazz recording by Japanese pianist/keyboardist Keiko Matsui is actually better than many comparable contemporary jazz recordings. The melodies are catchy and charming but rather low-key, most of the pieces are quite atmospheric ("1942, From Russia" sounds like a piece from a Hollywood epic), and several unusual moods (for pop-jazz, that is) are explored.… See more details below

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This pop-jazz recording by Japanese pianist/keyboardist Keiko Matsui is actually better than many comparable contemporary jazz recordings. The melodies are catchy and charming but rather low-key, most of the pieces are quite atmospheric ("1942, From Russia" sounds like a piece from a Hollywood epic), and several unusual moods (for pop-jazz, that is) are explored. Matsui's piano playing is interesting and adds further substance to the music. The other musicians include various session players (Michael Landau, Lenny Castro, Eric Marienthal) and a few guests like Keiko's husband, shakuhachi player Kazu Matsui (who also produced), and singer Philip Bailey (who appears on one of the two vocal tracks).

Product Details

Release Date:
09/24/1996
Label:
COUNTDOWN
UPC:
0053107771625
catalogNumber:
17716

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Keiko Matsui   Primary Artist,Piano,Keyboards
Philip Bailey   Vocals
Warren Hill   Saxophone
Akira Jimbo   Drums
Sid Page   Strings
Clay Jenkins   Trumpet
Robert Becker   Strings
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Luis Conte   Percussion
June Kuramoto   Koto
Michael Landau   Electric Guitar
Eric Marienthal   Saxophone
Kazu Matsui   Shakuhachi
Derek Nakamoto   Synthesizer
Rachel Robinson   Strings
Thom Rotella   Acoustic Guitar
Fernando Saunders   Bass,scat
Bob Wackerman   Bass
Larry Corbin   Strings
Molly Pasutti   Vocals
Suzie Katayama   Cello,Conductor

Technical Credits

Michael Becker   Programming,Engineer,Contributor,Percussion Programming
Rob Chiarelli   Programming,drum programming
Kazu Matsui   Producer
Derek Nakamoto   Arranger,Engineer,String Arrangements,drum programming
Joel Stoner   Engineer
Robert Vosgien   Mastering
Suzie Katayama   String Arrangements
Brockmann   Engineer

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