Results for "Takuya Kuroda"
With his brilliant tone and passionate delivery, it’s no wonder that Japanese trumpeter Takuya Kuroda is veteran and mainstay of the world’s most competitive arena for live performance, New York City. A 2006 graduate of The New School’s Jazz & Contemporary Music program, Takuya has performed alongside some of the very best musicians (Junior Mance, Jose James, Greg Tardy, Andy Ezrin, Jiro Yoshida, Akoya Afrobeat, Valery Ponomarev Big Band) at some of the most important venues for live music (Radio City Music Hall, The Blue Note, The Village Underground, Sweet Rhythm, 55 Bar, SOBs)
by Ludovico Granvassu
For the second part of this week's exploration of new and upcoming releases, we Focus. As in... we compare and contrast the music from that iconic 'saxophone & strings' album by Stan Getz with the two more recent CDsboth entitled Re Focusby Tim Garland and Sylvain Rifflet which Getz's 1961 masterpiece inspired. The latter was orchestrated ...
by Rob Garratt
Last time All About Jazz spoke to Takuya Kuroda, just days after the release of his smoky, neo-soul-styled breakthrough Rising Sun (Blue Note, 2014), the Japanese trumpeter was asked what he wanted to record next. I see myself doing more of a straight-ahead thing," he said at time. I might do an album with strings."
by Edward Blanco
German pianist and Hammond B3 organist Matthias Bublath realizes a long-held passion of recording his own big-band and so, after eleven albums to date, Eight Cylinder Bigband finally comes to the fore in splashy audacious fashion, encompassing a musical spectrum which ranges from blues, gospel and soul/funk to Afro-Caribbean flavors documented on twelve swinging compositions. The ...
by Paul Rauch
From 2017 to 2020, composer and pianist Chris McCarthy charted a path as a noted sideman for such notables as Jerry Bergonzi, Ben Allison and Jason Palmer. He was often seen performing with vibraphonist Sasha Berliner and in duet with vocalist Clotilde Rullaud. In short, he has gained a reputation for imaginative and supportive playing.
by Doug Collette
Jazz Journal is a regular column comprised of pithy takes on recent jazz releases of note, spotlighting titles that might otherwise go unnoticed. Jaromír Honzák Hard To Understand Animal Music 2020 The airy warm tones of Francoise Truffaut" constitute an apt commencement for Czech double bassist Jaromír Honzák ...
by Jerome Wilson
Etsuko Tajima is a Japanese pianist now living in New York who shows her talent as both a player and singer on this, her first CD, recorded back in 2016. Her piano style is an attractive mix of jazz and classical elements often marked with an easygoing sense of swing. It blends well with ...