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Album Review

Kyoko Kitamura's Tidepool Fauna: Protean Labyrinth

Read "Protean Labyrinth" reviewed by John Sharpe


For her second leadership outing following Armadillo In Sunset Park (self produced, 2012), vocalist Kyoko Kitamura assembles a group which she calls Tidepool Fauna. And giving the group an identity seems entirely appropriate as what they create is very much an ensemble music. That's made all the easier by having such accomplished talents as saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and bassist Ken Filiano on board, and drummer Dayeon Seok confirms that she is at home in such company too. Kitamura herself might ...

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Take Five With Kyoko Kitamura

Read "Take Five With Kyoko Kitamura" reviewed by Kyoko Kitamura


Meet Kyoko Kitamura: A former journalist with childhood piano training at Juilliard Pre-College and a stint as a one-time war reporter on her résumé, Kyoko Kitamura is an oddball vocal improviser and composer who has performed and/or recorded with many distinguished musicians including Anthony Braxton, Reggie Workman, Steve Coleman, Jim Staley and Taylor Ho Bynum. Recently, she appears on Trillium E (New Braxton House 2011), the first ever studio-recording of an Anthony Braxton opera, and released her first ...

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Album Review

Kyoko Kitamura: Armadillo In Sunset Park

Read "Armadillo In Sunset Park" reviewed by John Sharpe


In a genre-defying debut, vocalist/pianist Kyoko Kitamura releases what she terms a mini album, collecting nine pieces, many written for a dance collaboration. It might be termed a solo effort, except that the electronics and sound effects provided by George Walker Petit play such an integral role. A former journalist with a Gulf War stint on her résumé, Kitamura has previously graced the ensembles of cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum's SpiderMonkey Strings on Madeleine Dreams (Firehouse 12, 2009) and Go-Zee-Lah at ...


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