“Dindi” by Tsuyoshi Ichikawa
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The Solo Guitar of Tsuyoshi Ichikawa (Art of Life Records) by Tsuyoshi Ichikawa
Art of Life Records is pleased to welcome Japanese guitarist Tsuyoshi
Ichikawa to its roster of recording artists which includes guitarists
Stephen D. Anderson, Lenny Breau, Joe Diorio, Carl Filipiak, Ted
Greene, Randy Runyon and Jimi Tunnell. Having studied the guitar with
the legendary guitarist Ted Greene for four years beginning in 1995,
Tsuyoshi has just recorded his first album as a leader of his own solo
guitar arrangements of eight well-known Jazz standards. All songs were
recorded and arranged on August 20th, 21st and 22nd 2007 at Studio 308
in Japan without any overdubbing by Tsuyoshi Ichikawa. All tracks have
been professionally mastered using 24-bit digital technology.
"Tsuyoshi is one of the few students who has the technical ability
combined with the sensitivity to recreate the beauty in any music." -
Guitarist Ted Greene
Tsuyoshi Ichikawa was born on October 22, 1962 in Japan and began
playing the guitar at the age of 14 years old. At 18 years of age he
studied the guitar and music theory at The School of Music Plan for
two years. At the age of 21 years old he began his career as a full
time musician performing Jazz and Pop music in various clubs in Japan
in addition to teaching private guitar lessons.
In February of 1995 Tsuyoshi moved to Los Angeles, California to study
the guitar with the legendary guitarist Ted Greene. He studied with
Ted for four years for two hours each week and sometimes twice a week.
During his time in Los Angeles, he also performed with Wilton Felder,
Dave Pike, Jim Hugart, Mayuto Correa and many others.
In 1999 Tsuyoshi returned to Japan where he currently teaches guitar,
music theory and ear training at The School of Music Plan in addition
to performing with different bands and singers as well as recording
with other musicians as a sideman.
Art of Life Records is proud to present Tsuyoshi's recording debut as
a leader, "The Solo Guitar of Tsuyoshi Ichikawa".
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