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Fumi Tomita

Bassist, composer, and educator Fumi Tomita was active in the New York jazz scene for over fifteen years. His newest recording, “The Elephant Vanishes: Jazz Interpretations of the Short Stories of Haruki Murakami” was released on Origin Arts records in April 2019. That same month also saw the release of his book “The Jazz Rhythm Section” published by NAfME in conjunction with Rowman & Littlefield. He is currently the Assistant Professor of Jazz at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Album

Celebrating Bird: A Tribute to Charlie Parker

Label: Next Level
Released: 2020
Track listing: Oceanology, Bird's Yard, Like Sigmund, Waltz of the Moon, Alice Changes, Capital Circle, Intersection, Bird Dreams

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Orrin Evans, Ira Sullivan, Joe Turner and More

Read "Orrin Evans, Ira Sullivan, Joe Turner and More" reviewed by Joe Dimino


This week we start with the latest album by Philadelphia-based pianist Orrin Evans and his Captain Black Big Band. Then we profile a new Kansas City group, The Freedom Affair, as they hit the airwaves with strength and style. We also look at new music from Mary Stallings and Fumi Tomita, say good-bye to the mighty ...

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News: Recording

Bassist Fumi Tomita Explores The Musical Conception Of Charlie Parker With 'Celebrating Bird,' Due Sept 25 From Next Level Records

Bassist Fumi Tomita Explores The Musical Conception Of Charlie Parker With 'Celebrating Bird,' Due Sept 25 From Next Level Records

Bassist Fumi Tomita celebrates the 100th anniversary of jazz icon Charlie Parker with thoroughly Parkerian flair and resourcefulness on Celebrating Bird: A Tribute to Charlie Parker, set for a September 25 release on Next Level Records. Tomita, along with tenor saxophonist and longtime collaborator David Detweiler, presents an inspired set of contrafacts—new melodies, composed upon familiar ...

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News: Performance / Tour

ESP-Disk' Live!

ESP-Disk' Live! A contemporary music series With MC & poet in residence: Steve Dalachinsky Tuesday October 14th 10pm Sound World News KALI Z. Fasteau (ESP 3018) soprano sax, flute, piano, voice, viola, drums, mizmar & sanza Clif Jackson - bass Ron McBee - percussion & berimbau ...


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