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Shinya Fukumori Trio: For 2 Akis

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Japanese drummer Shinya Fukumori played violin, piano and guitar before taking up drums. He studied in the U.S., completing his formal education at Boston's Berklee College. But he had to move to Germany--specifically Munich, home of ECM's headquarters--to find his voice. Shinya first heard the German pianist Walter Lang in Osaka, and got to play with French tenor saxophonist Matthieu Bordenave at a jam session in Munich. The three of them have a special chemistry, with the two Europeans evincing ...