Dream Walk [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
Taking a stroll through Keiko Matsui's musical hypnotherapy session Dream Walk is like entering a funhouse where all previous definitions of contemporary jazz are strikingly distorted, and invention walks on the wild side of East meets West. Crisp melodies have always been at the heart of the keyboardist's best work, only here they come at you as part of the mood, rather than the central theme. Only a handful of the keyboardist's tunes follow conventional linear melodic patterns throughout, and even these are so beautifully enhanced by sweeping orchestral and percussive invention that atmosphere and throbbing, raw twists ultimately win out over predictability. Equal ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
Taking a stroll through Keiko Matsui's musical hypnotherapy session Dream Walk is like entering a funhouse where all previous definitions of contemporary jazz are strikingly distorted, and invention walks on the wild side of East meets West. Crisp melodies have always been at the heart of the keyboardist's best work, only here they come at you as part of the mood, rather than the central theme. Only a handful of the keyboardist's tunes follow conventional linear melodic patterns throughout, and even these are so beautifully enhanced by sweeping orchestral and percussive invention that atmosphere and throbbing, raw twists ultimately win out over predictability. Equal credit for the newly aggressive approach goes to husband/producer Kazu Matsui, whose sonic wizardry surrounds Keiko's silky jazz and new age passageways with curious echoing flavors, enticing soundscapes where almost anything goes, and loose-fitting urban cool. Other out-there touches include Molly Pasutti's sweeping wordless vocals, bass samples by Marcus Miller and John Patitucci chosen over live bass, and Kazu's own shakuhachi. More typical excitement is provided by Paul Taylor's always warm soprano and alto musings. [The album was reissued with bonus tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/29/2003
  • Label: Shout Factory
  • UPC: 826663015225
  • Catalog Number: 30152
  • Sales rank: 36,406

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Keiko Matsui Primary Artist, Piano, Keyboards
Bernie Dresel Percussion, Drums
Kazu Matsui Shakuhachi
Derek Nakamoto Synthesizer, Bass, Keyboards
Molly Pasutti Vocals
Allen J. Astin Mirdangam
Technical Credits
Keiko Matsui Composer
Rob Chiarelli drum programming
Ken Deranteriasian Engineer
Steve Hall Mastering
Abraham Laboriel Sr. Bass Samples
Kazu Matsui Producer
Marcus Miller Bass Samples
Derek Nakamoto Arranger, Engineer, drum programming, Rhythm Loops
Joel Stoner Engineer
John Pattitucci Bass Samples
Jonathan Widran Liner Notes
Dale Voelker Graphic Design
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great talent. Where has she been?

    This is a beautiful album, and her solos are particularly wonderful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This truly is a beautiful, smooth, well-orchestrated album.

    I'm shocked no one has written a review.

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    Posted December 2, 2011

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