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Daisuke Konno: Taking the D

Read "Taking the D" reviewed by Chris Mosey

Choosing material for his first album, Taking the D, melody came first and foremost for Japanese drummer Daisuke Konno. He says: “I picked songs with beautiful melodies because I wanted as many people as possible to enjoy my music--not just jazz lovers." Konno's musical odyssey from Tokyo to New York City began with the Beatles. “I was 13 years old and my mother had a Beatles compilation album. I started copying Ringo's drums. Drums were the only ...