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by Ty Cumbie
One of the highlights of the Vision Club series in 2005 was a crowd-pleasing duet set with legendary violinist Billy Bang and the brilliant percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani. With a lesser drummer, this might've been a case of star-player-with-accompaniment, but that was far from what happened. Nakatani was more than up for his share of the spotlight, putting on a thrilling show of technique and artistry.
Some of what makes Nakatani so exciting live is, naturally, lost in recordings, but there's ...read more