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Gato Libre: Shiro

Read "Shiro" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

The elemental sadness of Natsuki Tamura's trumpet, as it ascends the temperate scale he has created in “Dune and Star," defines the desolate beauty of Shiro, the fourth album from duo-turned-quartet, Gato Libre. Tamura also evokes the soft colors and textures of dawn, dusk, and the time in between, as if it has been caught in ...

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Gato Libre: Shiro

Read "Shiro" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il Gato Libre del trombettista Natsuki Tamura giunge al quarto capitolo confermando i caratteri di un'estetica transculturale che s'ispira alle musiche popolari europee per creare una sintesi dalle tinte radiose, giocata principalmente sulle suggestioni timbriche e la cantabilità melodica. Il primo nucleo del progetto era un duo costituito da Tamura e dal bassista Norikatsu Koreyasu. Dopo ...

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Gato Libre: Shiro

Read "Shiro" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Japanese trumpeter Natsuki Tamura's name is most often mentioned in the press for his work with his wife, Satoko Fujii. The Japanese pianist casts a blinding light with her prolific output, and a fearless and unfettered musical vision. Tamura sits in as either a sideman or collaborator on many, if not most, of her CDs.


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