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Kazumi Watanabe @ All About Jazz

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Furthermore, recorded with ultra-heavyweights such as Marcus Miller bass , Omar Hakim drums , Robbie Shakespeare bass , Sly Dunbar drums , and Michael Brecker saxophone , album Mobo earned high acclaim as a work of experimental approaches to a new sound. In the late 80s, Kazumi actively explored new fields and recorded an album in London with drummer Bill Bruford, the British rock giant renowned for his activities in King Crimson, and bassist Jeff Berlin. He also led a band with Kei Akagi on keyboards, Bunny Brunel on bass, and John Wackerman on drums, touring 9 cities in the United States and performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. The release was followed by an 11-city tour with Mainieri on vibraphone, Warren Bernhardt on piano and keyboards, Marcus Miller on bass and Omar Hakim on drums. From around Olive Steps 1977 , he rode the wave of popularity of fusion and guitar music, taking in not only jazz fans but also rock fans under his wings.

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KAZUMI WATANABE discography (top albums) and reviews

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The suite was premiered and released as an album as well. To Chi Ka 1980 , with its funk influences and bright sound, is probably the most famous of early titles. At 15, he was stunned by the music of Wes Montgomery and turned his aspiration to jazz. Kazumi released his first album in 1971, and quickly showed his great potential on the fretboard. Fruiting album Guitar Sam Guk Ji, the trio performed in Japan and Korea as well as various jazz festivals in Asia.


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An Overdose Of Fingal Cocoa: Kazumi Watanabe

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While rooting in his Japanese identity, the improviser developed a global communication field that went beyond the borders of genres. Kazumi Watanabe is currently guest professor at the jazz course of Senzoku Gakuen College of Music. He played strings of European dates such as Barcelona Spain , Italy, and France with leading free jazz pianist Yosuke Yamashita, as well as Bulgaria and Lisbon Portugal with bassist Nobuyoshi Ino, all enjoying high acclaim. He has made the world his stage for over 40 years, transgressing genres and borders to perform with an outstanding number of domestic and international artists. The unit toured twelve cities in Japan, and went on to record another album in London as well as doing many more tours, winning overwhelming support from progressive rock fans across the nation. He enjoys his stature as a first-call guitarist in film music, composing and performing theme tunes and music to grace important scenes. In the 1990s Kazumi assembled an all-Japanese line-up called Resonance Vox Vagabonde Suzuki on bass, Rikiya Higashihara on drums, Tomohiro Yahiro on percussion.

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KAZUMI WATANABE discography (top albums) and reviews

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He made his debut at age 17 with Infinite and was quickly hailed as the guitar prodigy extraordinaire. At the same time, he launched the Asian Super Guitar Project with guitarists from Korea and Hong Kong. With his solo performing skills that he matured with Guitar Renaissance series, he increased his efforts in his solo activities in Europe in 2006, performing in Rome and Paris, as well as participating in a guitar festival in Iceland. New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. The trio was highly publicized when they world premiered at Tokyo Jazz 2003. In 1998, Kazumi recorded Dandism in New York, a tight duo album with pianist Makoto Ozone. Watanabe has worked with numerous musicians such as Steve Gadd, Tony Levin, Jeff Berlin, Bill Bruford, Sly and Robbie, Wayne Shorter, Patrick Moraz, Marcus Miller, Richard Bona, and Peter Erskine.

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KAZUMI WATANABE discography (top albums) and reviews

kazumi watanabe tour

He shares his experiences in his musical life in print media as well, contributing essays occasionally and regularly. Later, it was rearranged as an orchestral suite and was premiered in 2006 conducted by Seikyo Kim. He released Jazz Impression in fall 2009, and continues to perform live all across the nation as a duo with bassist Yosuke Inoue and occasionally with guest artists. The long list of collaborated guitarists include Al DiMeola at the Mt. At the same time, he launched the Asian Super Guitar Project with guitarists from Korea and Hong Kong. After participating in the Yatsugatake Music Festival directed by contemporary music composer Toru Takemitsu in 1992, Kazumi forged close ties with classical guitarists as well, and began to receive more requests of music contributions and arrangements. On the other hand, Kazumi continued to push the envelope of fusion in Kazumi Band, his own band formed with musicians of notable, extraordinary techniques such as saxophonist Yasuaki Shimizu, keyboardist Masanori Sasaji, bassist Kenji Takamizu and drummer Hideo Yamaki.

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Kazumi Watanabe Concert Setlist at Billboard Live OSAKA, Osaka on March 21, 2012

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He released Jazz Impression in fall 2009, and continues to perform live all across the nation as a duo with bassist Yosuke Inoue and occasionally with guest artists. Watanabe learned guitar at the age of 12 from Sadanori Nakamure at the Yamaha Music School in Tokyo. This experience made him realize a new enthusiasm and potential in contemporary China especially in terms of jazz and fusion, as well as the importance of nurturing young local jazz players. Fuji Jazz Festival in 1993, Larry Coryell on recording sessions and tours, Babik Reinhardt, son of Django Reinhardt at the Django Festival in 1997, Toninho Horta, Ralph Towner, Roland Dyens, and Martin Taylor. The release was followed by an 11-city tour with Mainieri on vibraphone, Warren Bernhardt on piano and keyboards, Marcus Miller on bass and Omar Hakim on drums. It was a pure delight to see this man keep fusion alive with a mixture of rock, the hard-driving beats and rythms of the '80s which kept the music current in its time and updated the sound that had once been the property of the '70s. He was born on October 14, 1953 in.

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Kazumi Watanabe

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He released his first recording in 1971, and quickly became a promising guitarist in his own right. The suite was premiered and released as an album as well. In 1979, he formed a jazz rock band with some of Japan's leading , and recorded the album. While rooting in his Japanese identity, the improviser developed a global communication field that went beyond the borders of genres. Being the first person in all genres to take on such a challenge, the concert naturally garnered much attention. Some latter albums, such as Mobo Club 1983 and Mobo Splash 1985 display more experimental tendencies. The album was released in late 2007.

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Kazumi Watanabe @ All About Jazz

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He also led a band with Kei Akagi on keyboards, Bunny Brunel on bass, and John Wackerman on drums, touring 9 cities in the United States and performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. After participating in the Yatsugatake Music Festival directed by contemporary music composer Toru Takemitsu in 1992, Kazumi forged close ties with classical guitarists as well, and began to receive more requests of music contributions and arrangements. He was born on October 14, 1953. Fruiting album Guitar Sam Guk Ji, the trio performed in Japan and Korea as well as various jazz festivals in Asia. Later, it was rearranged as an orchestral suite and was premiered in 2006 conducted by Seikyo Kim. .

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Kazumi Watanabe @ All About Jazz

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During that year, he toured with the pop band. The natural-born improviser also builds a unique world of composition and arrangements, always pioneering frontier instrumental music. He has received the prestigious Fumio Nanri Award in 1991. At 15, he was stunned by the music of Wes Montgomery and turned his aspiration to jazz. Later, it was rearranged as an orchestral suite and was premiered in 2006 conducted by Seikyo Kim. Watanabe is a tremendous guitar talent who is too often overlooked.

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