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Nobu Stowe

Nobu Stowe (Nobuyoshi Suto) was born in Maebashi, Gumma, Japan. He started taking piano lessons at age 3 and composition at age 6. Stowe moved to the US to study Music (composition) and Psychology at the University of California, at Berkeley. He then moved to Chicago to pursue graduate studies at the University of Chicago. After receiving Ph.D. in Psychology, he moved to Baltimore to work as a ‘drug researcher’ for National Institute of Health, and currently conducts researches at University of Maryland. In Baltimore, Stowe formed the post-fusion unit TRIO RICOCHET


East Side Banquet

Label: Ictus Records
Released: 2013
Track listing:


Article: Multiple Reviews

Confusion Bleue Live and in the Studio

Read "Confusion Bleue Live and in the Studio" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

The collaborative combo Confusion Bleue is a rare a phenomenon on the contemporary jazz scene. Neither that the group utilizes sound snippets, nor that all their music is entirely improvised. confers on them a singularity. It is, however, the collective ability of its members to create intricate, highly orchestrated and profoundly moving pieces on the spot ...


Article: Album Review

Confusion Bleue: East Side Banquet

Read "East Side Banquet" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Luminously recorded at East Side Studio in New York City, the superfine Confusion Bleue band reemerges with a sterling exposition, centered upon its democratic, but largely cohesive free-form manifesto. The musicians present a resonating group-centric sound, aided by Lee Pembleton's exquisite audio-engineering via a consortium of gusty improvisations and swirling breakouts. With rapidly-moving pulses, keyboardist Nobu ...


The Soul In The Mist

Label: Ictus Records
Released: 2020


Article: Interview

Achille Succi: Nuances and Articulations

Read "Achille Succi: Nuances and Articulations" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Saxophonist and bass clarinetist Achille Succi has recently been singled out as “one of the European musicians to keep an eye on in the next ten years" by (Bill Schoemaker in Giornale Della Musica (January 2010), while journalist Mario Gamba defines him as a “genius of Italian Jazz" in Alias (March 20th, 2010). Born ...


Confusion Bleue

Label: Soul Note
Released: 2010
Track listing: Introduction; Premier Mouvement; Intermede I; Deuxieme Mouvement; Intermede II; Blue in Green; Troisieme Mouvement; Intermede III; Quatrieme Mouvement; Epilogue: Dans La Confusion Bleue.

Article: Interview

Nobu Stowe: Oltre il Free Jazz

Read "Nobu Stowe: Oltre il Free Jazz" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Articolo di Glenn Astarita La musica di Nobu Stowe è sinonimo di spontaneità e romanticismo melodico—una vera rarità parlando di musica improvvisata. Stowe non solo padroneggia con maestria l'arte dell'improvvisazione totale ma attinge continuamente dal vasto panorama delle sue influenze musicali, che spaziano dal Barocco al rock progressivo, dalle colonne sonore agli elementi etnici, e molto ...

Article: Album Review

Nobu Stowe: Confusion Bleue

Read "Confusion Bleue" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

C'è il rapporto tra libera improvvisazione e forma al centro di Confusion Bleue, il terzo disco pubblicato per l'italiana Soul Note dal pianista di origini giapponesi, ma residente a Baltimora, Nobu Stowe. Un rapporto di spontanea interazione, in totale e programmatica assenza di scrittura, che il musicista aveva già messo in pratica nel precedente Hommage an ...


Article: Interview

Nobu Stowe: Beyond Free

Read "Nobu Stowe: Beyond Free" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

The music of NS (Nobu) Stowe is synonymous with the musical storytelling characterized with spontaneity and melodic romanticism--a true rarity in the field of fully improvised music. Stowe has not only mastered the art of total improvisation--a method of fully improvised music that embraces song-like melody, tonal harmony and rhythmic propulsion as well as more commonly ...


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