Daisuke Abe has become a highly sought after guitarist since his arrival to New
York City in 2002. “An accomplished player with a penchant for penning
appealing melodies,” (JazzTimes, February 2006), Mr. Abe also handles his
instrument “...with a deep sense of tradition, and more importantly, consistent
expression,” (DownBeat, April 2013).
During his time in New York, Daisuke Abe has been very active as a performer
and recording artist. His debut album, “On My Way Back Home” (Nagel-Hayer),
was released in 2005. This album features nine of his original compositions and
a heavy-weight lineup including: Aaron Parks (piano), Walter Smith III
(saxophone), Gretchen Parlato (voice), Matt Brewer (bass), and Rodney Green
(drums & producer).
In 2008 Daisuke Abe launched a new band, which he co-leads and produces,
UoU, a quintet made up of members originally from Japan