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Yutaka Uchida

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Drummer/composer Yutaka Uchida was born in Tokyo and currently resides in New York City. As a versatile and creative drummer, he has performed with numerous artists from different genres in New York. He has also toured internationally with many artists such as Phishbacher, Nobuki Takamen, Love etc. and Tatsu Kisaragi. He was awarded grants twice from Council on Arts and Humanities for Staten Island for his original works and successfully held concerts at Greenbelt Nature Center. His CD “Living Together” features 10 original tunes of his, displaying his talent not only as a drummer but also as a composer, a music director and a producer

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Article: Album Review

Shu Odamura: Cloud Illusions

Read "Cloud Illusions" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Guitarist/composer Shu Odamura was born in Kyoto, Japan; graduated from the Berklee College of Music; and now lives in New York. He plays this all original set on nylon string guitar (despite the photo with electric guitar in the album liners) in a trio with bassist Yoshiki Yamada and drummer Yutaka Uchida. “Rain" opens the set ...

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The September Concert: The Heart Of Jazz For 9/11- Now In Its 10th Year

The September Concert: The Heart of Jazz for 9/11- now in its 10th Year. On Thursday, September 11, 40 of NYC’s top jazz artists will meet at Somethin' Jazz Club, 212 E 52nd St. NYC from 7pm - 1am, to play their take on various facets of that wretched day & its aftermath. They’ll be playing ...

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Article: Album Review

Noshir Mody: Stories from The Years of Living Passionately

Read "Stories from The Years of Living Passionately" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


A random sampling of Stories from The Years of Living Passionately could easily leave the impression that this is a hybrid of cool jazz, classical and world music. Even that broad an assumption would not be a comprehensive representation of Indian born Noshir Mody's complex, multi-layered collection of original music. A self-taught guitarist, he can invoke ...

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News: Recording

Laurent Medelgi project ~ Live in The Village ~ Available Today

Laurent Medelgi project  ~ Live in The Village ~ Available Today

Remastered and mixed by Medelgi himself, Live in The Village features extended and revisited versions of original compositions first released on Diverses. Laurent composed for a ten piece band, but only eight band members were featured on the bill: Yutaka Uchida drums Danny Zanker Upright Bass Bartosz haddala Piano Adrianna ...

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Take Five With Sean Nowell

Read "Take Five With Sean Nowell" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet Sean Nowell:Sean Nowell is a tenor saxophonist and composer from Birmingham, Alabama steeped in the southern traditions of blues, gospel, jazz, and funk fused with the complex harmonic and world rhythmic concepts that permeate the music of New York City. While in Alabama, he sang in cathedrals with a national touring a cappella ...

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Living Together

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2007
Track listing: Mother Sea; Beyond the Horizon; Cheers; Dryads; Dance While You're Still Here; Truly Untrue; Peaceful Eyes; Torrent of Lava; My Old Faithful; Living Together.

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Article: Album Review

Yutaka Uchida: Living Together

Read "Living Together" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


You don't need to be a music scholar to discern that drummer/composer Yutaka Uchida has immersed himself within a broad spectrum of jazz-related styles. After honing his practicing and educational musical persona in his native Japan, Uchida sojourned to New York City and became active in various jazz-related performances and disparate projects. As a composer, the ...


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