Label: Blue Note Records
Released: 2004 Track listing: Southern Cross, Moko-Moko, New Morning, The Do-Ton-Bori River, Jungle Song, The World in Sorrow, Storm Zone,
The Doorway to Dreams, Blues for Whales
With the release of Storm Zone on the venerable Blue Note record label, the jazz world has been put on notice that there is a new rising son on the horizon among other jazz notables such as Toshiko Akiyoshi, Tiger Okoshi, Sadao Watanabe, and Keiko Matsui, who also hail from the Land of the Rising Sun. ...
Released last month, this is the American recording debut of a 17 year-old pianist performing nine original compositions with his trio. Long a child prodigy, Takashi (Matsunaga) first played professionally two years ago with the noted Arrow Jazz Orchestra in Japan. In a word, this young musician appears to have absorbed the entire vocabulary ...
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