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Jazz Triangle 65-77: Jazz Triangle 65-77

Read "Jazz Triangle 65-77" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Jazz Triangle 65-77 is a New York-based chamber jazz trio made up of flutist Haruna Fukazawa, acoustic guitarist Shu Odamura and bassist Aki Yamamoto. They are all Japanese and have musical backgrounds in both jazz and classical music: there is a definite classical tinge to their composing and arranging. Bassist Yamamoto is responsible for the majority ...

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Shu Odamura: Cloud Illusions

Read "Cloud Illusions" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Guitarist/composer Shu Odamura was born in Kyoto, Japan; graduated from the Berklee College of Music; and now lives in New York. He plays this all original set on nylon string guitar (despite the photo with electric guitar in the album liners) in a trio with bassist Yoshiki Yamada and drummer Yutaka Uchida. “Rain" opens the set ...

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Nobuki Takamen: From Now On

Read "From Now On" reviewed by Dave Major

Breaking into the jazz scene as a guitarist is a tough move, with the icons of old standing reverently on high shelves, and the next big thing always out there somewhere awaiting discovery. While debut albums can impress and amaze, it's the follow-ups which cause genuine excitement. From Now On, the second release by Japanese guitarist ...