Pianist Taeko Kunishima began piano studies at a young age in her native Japan, absorbing Mozart and Beethoven and later the modern piano music of Chopin, Debussy, Bartok and Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu. Kunishima's jazz compositions lean toward lyricism and delicacy, catchy melodies and occasional driving grooves. Her band is comprised of piano, bass, guitar, drums and trombone, an unusual configuration that makes for an interesting sound, including contrasts between the dance-like delicacy of "Sakura" and the driving forward momentum of of "A Space to be Filled.
1. Sakura 8:23 2. Bela 6:55 3. A Tale of Love 4:28 4. Space To Be 4:25 5. Chingusa No Uta 6:25 6. Kokiriko Bushi 6:56 7. Itsuki No Komoriuta 6:36 8. Solitary 8:17. Taeko Kunishima - (piano), Paul Taylor - (trombone), James Fenn - (guitar), Oroh Angiama - (bass), Michael Simmonds - (drums). 33 Jazz 094. Thanks to snobb for the addition music. Space to Be by Taeko Kunishima (2013-05-03) CD Baby.
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Listen to music from Taeko Kunishima like To Be Scolded, Return To Life & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Taeko Kunishima. Taeko Kunishima started playing piano at seven. Particularly taken by Mozart and Beethoven, she later studied classical piano performance at university. On hearing Miles Davis for the first time, her direction changed, leading her to explore the music of many different jazz artists, and to develop her own improvisatory technique whilst studying jazz harmony. Since moving to England, she has continued to evolve and develop her startling, angular contemporary jazz approach, echoing Thelonius Monk and influences of her native Japan.
She recorded her debut album, Space to Be, in 2004, and her second, Red Dragonfly, in 2006, both issued by 33Jazz. She performed in Isle of Wight International Jazz Festival, London Jazz Festival, and the Vortex Jazz Club, and since 2006 collaborated with shakuhachi player Clive Bell. In January, June and July 2008 she was backed by American drummer David Bowler from the Ahmad Jamal Trio on her gigs in Germany. He continued playing in Germany the next years and also performed in her home country. Her third album, Late Autumn, was recorded in May 2011
Red Dragonfly - Taeko Kunishima. Открывайте новую музыку каждый день. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Миллионы композиций бесплатно и в хорошем качестве. Исполнитель: Taeko Kunishima. 2007 contemporary jazz.
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