Home » Search Center » Results: Masabumi Kikuchi

Results for "Masabumi Kikuchi"

Advanced search options

Results for pages tagged "Masabumi Kikuchi"...

Musician

Masabumi Kikuchi

Born:

Masabumi "Poo" Kikuchi was a Japanese jazz pianist of legendary stature with a vast discography that ran the gamut from straight-up post-bop and vanguard classical to fusion recordings, solo synthesizer dates, and even digital dub. He toured and recorded with artists as diverse as Sonny Rollins, Lionel Hampton, Terumasa Hino, Sadao Watanabe, and drummer Paul Motian, among others. Kikuchi was born in Tokyo in October of 1939. He studied music at the Tokyo Art College High School and, upon graduating, immediately formed his own trio. Soon after, he won a spot in Hampton's Japanese touring band

1

Article: Radio & Podcasts

Isaiah Collier, David Binney, Charlie Peacock, Cecil L.Recchia &More New Releases

Read "Isaiah Collier, David Binney, Charlie Peacock, Cecil L.Recchia &More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Modern takes on old and new standards, fascinating singers, compelling pianists and much more in this set.Happy listening!PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Cecil L. Recchia “Chitlins Con Carne" Play Blue (Association Harpo) 0:16 Host talks 3:48 Samara Joy “The Trouble with Me Is You" Samara ...

Album

Hanamichi — The Final Studio Recording

Label: Red Hook Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Ramona; Summertime; My Favorite Things I; My Favorite Things II; Improvisation; Little Abi.

Article: My Playlist

Manolo Cabras: gli album che sto ascoltando

Read "Manolo Cabras: gli album che sto ascoltando" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero


1. Annette Peacock, An Acrobat's Heart (ECM, 2000) Un album incredibilmente bello di una delle figure più misteriose, sfuggenti e seducenti ai margini del jazz. 2. Bill Laswell, Baseline (Elektra Records, 1983) A volte il primo album rimane il migliore. 3. Paul Motian Trio ...

Article: Album Review

Masabumi Kikuchi: Hanamichi — The Final Studio Recording

Read "Hanamichi — The Final Studio Recording" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Esce postumo, a inaugurare l'etichetta Red Hook, questo album in solitudine del grande pianista giapponese Masabumi Kikuchi, che molti ricorderanno per le collaborazioni con Gary Peacock (epica quella del 1971, Voices) e Paul Motian, su tutte il formidabile e geniale trio Tethered Moon. Registrato nel 2013, due anni prima della sua scomparsa, il lavoro vede il ...

5

Article: Multiple Reviews

Solo Pianists from Japan

Read "Solo Pianists from Japan" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


These are two recent solo piano releases from Japanese players. One is the latest dispatch from a prolific musician. The other is a farewell statement from a deceased artist. Satoko Fujii Hazuki Libra 2021 Satoko Fujii has been amazingly prolific in the last few years, releasing a ...

3

Article: Album Review

Masabumi Kikuchi: Hanamichi The Final Studio Recording

Read "Hanamichi  The Final Studio Recording" reviewed by Pierre Giroux


Masabumi Kikuchi is not the kind of jazz pianist who just strikes the keys to produce a sound. He has a Zen-like approach to the instrument by making it an extension of himself, and thus both constructs and hears the music produced as a different form factor. There are and were other contemporary pianists such as ...

6

Article: Radio & Podcasts

Returned to Forever: The Chick Corea's Songbook, Part 2

Read "Returned to Forever: The Chick Corea's Songbook, Part 2" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


We continue our journey through the Chick Corea Songbook (part 1). For decades he was one of the contemporary ambassadors of American jazz, inspiring fans and other musicians all over the world. In this part of the programme, we'll feature renditions of his work by musicians from abroad and from the USA, and from across musical ...

1

Article: Radio & Podcasts

Japanese Iconoclasts - Part 1

Read "Japanese Iconoclasts - Part 1" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


In addition to offering a safe haven and an enthusiastic audience for international jazz players, Japan has a vibrant local scene which features musicians that approach jazz without necessarily being encumbered by its tradition, and infuse it with their own cultural traditions and generally post-modern attitude. So let's dive into the fun and varied ...

6

Article: Album Review

Kresten Osgood Quintet: Kresten Osgood Quintet Plays Jazz

Read "Kresten Osgood Quintet Plays Jazz" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


One way of getting a handle on a jazz artist's style is a perusal of their “played with," “recorded with" resume. Danish drummer Kresten Osgood has collaborated in the recording studio with the likes of pianists Paul Bley and Masabumi Kikuchi, bassist Mark Dresser and saxophonist Sam Rivers--free-flying iconoclasts all. The drummer/bandleader lives up to that ...


Engage

Contest Giveaways
Enter our latest contest giveaway sponsored by Mack Avenue Records
Jazz Polls
Vote for your Favorite Hammond B-3 Organists and Favorite Living Guitarists.

Get more of a good thing!

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories, our special offers, and includes upcoming jazz events near you.