Content by tag "Neo"

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Kaoru Watanabe: Néo

Read "Néo" reviewed by James Nadal

Nostalgia, in Japanese, lightly translates into natsukashisa, a yearning for something from the past. American born, multi-instrumentalist Kaoru Watanabe has reverted to his ancestral Japan for inspiration on Néo, a synthesis of dignified taiko drumming with the jazz sensibility of improvisation. Prepared with a degree in jazz flute and saxophone performance, Watanabe spent a decade performing ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Neo - Neoclassico (2011)

Neo - Neoclassico (2011)

At the very moment I was waxing poetic last year over Italian whack jazz trio Neo's last album Water Resistance, the band was in a studio in Chicago recording their next album. Neoclassico, as it became known as, was finally released stateside last month on Cuneiform's Wayside imprint, and it's been a album well worth the ...