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The Nobuki Takamen Trio

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2018
Track listing: The Circle Game; Helsingin Taivas (Helsinki Sky); 3AM; Fox’s Tail; Wonderful Days; A-Tico-Ta ; Blues Alberta; Sjećanja za Pamćenje (Memories to Remember); 25; Piece for Peace.

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Nobuki Takamen: The Nobuki Takamen Trio

Read "The Nobuki Takamen Trio" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


On his seventh release as a leader, New York-based fret-wizard Nobuki Takamen relies on his fellow trio mates, bassist Toshiyuki Tanahashi and drummer Naoki Akiwa, to present a set of exclusively original material. On The Nobuki Takamen Trio, he not only substantiates his reputation as a natural-born bop guitarist, but also proves he is a gifted ...

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Nobuki Takamen: The Nobuki Takamen Trio

Read "The Nobuki Takamen Trio" reviewed by Chris Mosey


Nobuki Takamen is, in all probability, the best jazz guitarist Japan has ever produced. Nowadays he lives in New Jersey but tours his homeland regularly. His playing is marked by good taste and sensitivity. He is a highly inventive guitarist, his runs and progressions never quite going where you expect them to go but always making ...

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Nobuki Takamen: The Nobuki Takamen Trio

Read "The Nobuki Takamen Trio" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Guitarist/composer Nobuki Takamen is active on the New York scene, but has returned to his native Japan for an annual tour for many years. His previous album Live In Japan (Self Produced, 2016) documented live performances of his trio with bassist Toshiyuki Tanahashi and drummer Naoki Aikawa, long-time musical collaborators for more than a ...


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