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Live Review

Mamiko Watanabe at Fat Cat's, NYC

Read "Mamiko Watanabe at Fat Cat's, NYC" reviewed by Greg Henry Waters


Mamiko Watanabe Fat Cat Club New York City, New YorkNovember 7, 2007 Mamiko Watanabe is a wonderful jazz pianist, who is simply fun to watch in performance. She is a little woman--probably no more than 98 pounds but certainly 98 pounds of dynamite! It was Lyn Christie, a string bassist who once performed with Chick Corea, to whom I owe a phrase “not afraid to be original. Mamiko is such a person. She ...

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Album Review

Mamiko Watanabe: One After Another

Read "One After Another" reviewed by Terrell Kent Holmes


With the release of One After Another, add Mamiko Watanabe to the list of talented jazz pianists that have come out of Japan in recent years. Watanabe composed all of the songs on this impressive debut and they show a strong, fully developed hard bop sensibility. Watanabe's composing MO is to start off a song with a strong theme or head, as a sort of attention-grabbing mechanism, then to pull it back to where it becomes an exploratory vehicle for ...


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