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Shuhei Kokuryo: First Episode

Read "First Episode" reviewed by Jim Olin

For a debut album, First Episode displays a remarkable amount of self-confidence and inventiveness from its creator. Shuhei Kokuryo is an accomplished jazz saxophonist from Nagoya City, Japan. Heavily inspired by Charlie Parker, First Episode was written and recorded in New York wherein Kokuryo had his skills sharpened by Seamus Blake, who even co-wrote the track “Mirage" on the record. First Episode is an astonishing example of passion, vision, and timeless production aesthetics, channeling the elegance of the ...


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