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Keiko Matsui

Keiko Matsui (松居慶子), born in Tokyo as Keiko Doi on July 26, 1961, is a Japanese smooth jazz/new age pianist and composer whose music and sophisticated elegance have propelled her to success and established a cult following among her fans. A prolific recording artist, Matsui's career spans three decades, during which time she has released twenty CDs (in addition to various compilations) and has received international acclaim. Matsui's music is powerful and introspective, blending both western and eastern musical influences. She has a very spiritual view of composing music, feeling out each composition as though it were, in her words, "coming to me from another space, another dimension," and "catching notes from the silence and then simply placing them together"

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Keiko Matsui

Mrs. Doi, who is the teacher of traditional Japanese dance, took her daughter to a classical piano lesson when she was five years old. Of course it was the first June after her 5th birthday. Since there is a saying in Japan, that if you take your children to their first lessons in the first June after their fifth birthday, they will keep studying for a long time. Keiko loved her first piano lesson. So Mrs. Doi took her to the lessons every week, in rain or shine. Keiko was a good girl in school. She stood up for her friends when some bullies acted mean to them. She was elected as president of her class several times

Results for pages tagged "Keiko Matsui"...

Musician

Keiko Matsui

Keiko Matsui (松居慶子), born in Tokyo as Keiko Doi on July 26, 1961, is a Japanese smooth jazz/new age pianist and composer whose music and sophisticated elegance have propelled her to success and established a cult following among her fans. A prolific recording artist, Matsui's career spans three decades, during which time she has released twenty CDs (in addition to various compilations) and has received international acclaim. Matsui's music is powerful and introspective, blending both western and eastern musical influences. She has a very spiritual view of composing music, feeling out each composition as though it were, in her words, "coming to me from another space, another dimension," and "catching notes from the silence and then simply placing them together"

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Baiju Bhatt: Eastern Sonata

Read "Eastern Sonata" reviewed by Geno Thackara


Is there a term for the opposite of culture shock? Whatever it is, it's also the guiding theme behind Baiju Bhatt and his Red Sun ensemble. Their studio debut, Eastern Sonata, is a figurative travelogue from start to finish, but there's nothing jarring or shocking about it. A conventional Western lineup (piano, bass/drums, saxophone) is led ...

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Journey To The Heart

Label: Shanachie Records
Released: 2016
Track listing: Moving On; Carnival; The Edge of Twilight; Butterfly; Casablanca; Journey To The Heart; Havana Nights; New Beginning; Two Harbors; Blue Rose

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Article: Album Review

Keiko Matsui: Journey To The Heart

Read "Journey To The Heart" reviewed by Jeff Winbush


Out of pain comes growth and in 2007, Keiko Matsui, emerged from a divorce, record label troubles, and embraced her new singularity by striking out in a bold new direction as she traveled to South Africa, paired up with trumpeter Hugh Masakela and the results gave birth to the adventurous Moyo, one of the brightest and ...

Album

Live In Tokyo

Label: Shanachie Records
Released: 2015
Track listing: Dream Seeker‭; ‬Black Lion‭; ‬Forever Forever‭; ‬Caricias‭; ‬Proof‭; ‬Affirmation‭; ‬Soul Quest‭; ‬Safari‭; ‬Stingo‭; ‬Bridge Over the Stars‭; ‬Antarcia--A Call To Action‭; ‬A Night With Cha Cha‭; ‬Deep Blue

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Article: Album Review

Keiko Matsui: Live In Tokyo

Read "Live In Tokyo" reviewed by Jeff Winbush


Most of the time releasing a live album is a good way to mark time between trips to the studio as they are quick and easy cash grabs where a musician sells the fans a cheap ticket to a show they weren't at. The Rolling Stones are masters of this slick tactic with no less than ...

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Stingo (Live in Tokyo)

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Label: Shanachie Records
Released: 2015
Duration: 04:46

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Take Five with Jayson Tipp / Under The Lake

Read "Take Five with Jayson Tipp / Under The Lake" reviewed by Under The Lake


About Jayson Tipp from Under The Lake: “Effervescent, vivacious and all-together engaging" is how one reviewer describes Under The Lake's music, an original sound that Don Dilorio of the North Jersey Herald and News says “doesn't sit easy in any category, thanks to its heavy doses of funkified bass and occasional soul references." It's ...


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