Doll [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Christian Genzel
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Christian Genzel
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. [The Japanese edition includes three bonus tracks: solo acoustic piano renditions of "Water Lily," "Doll," and "Morning Walk," which, while not particularly essential, offer a different, moodier approach to the music.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/29/2003
  • Label: Shout Factory
  • UPC: 826663017823
  • Catalog Number: 30178

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bronze Casting (4:48)
  2. 2 Moroccan Ashes (4:32)
  3. 3 Doll (4:37)
  4. 4 Waterlily (5:07)
  5. 5 Voice of the Heart (4:31)
  6. 6 1942, From Russia (3:07)
  7. 7 Postponed Summer (4:37)
  8. 8 Eye of the Moon (4:51)
  9. 9 Funny Things - Molly Pasutti (3:59)
  10. 10 Sympathy (4:50)
  11. 11 Waterlily (Solo Piano) (2:20)
  12. 12 Doll (Solo Piano) (1:56)
  13. 13 Morning Walk (Solo Piano) (4:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Keiko Matsui Primary Artist, Piano, Keyboards, Soloist
Philip Bailey Vocals, Guest Appearance
Warren Hill Saxophone
Akira Jimbo Drums
Sid Page Strings
Clay Jenkins Trumpet
Robert Becker Strings
Lenny Castro Percussion
Rob Chiarelli Drum Loop
Luis Conte Percussion
June Kuramoto Koto
Michael Landau Guitar
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, Guest Appearance
Suzie Katayama Cello, Conductor
Technical Credits
Keiko Matsui Composer
Michael Becker Engineer, Percussion Programming
Rob Chiarelli Programming
Jeff Day Composer, Lyricist
Kazu Matsui Producer
Derek Nakamoto Arranger, Engineer, String Arrangements, drum programming
Joel Stoner Engineer
Robert Vosgien Mastering
Suzie Katayama String Arrangements
Jonathan Widran Liner Notes
Dale Voelker Graphic Design
Les Brockmann Engineer
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