Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Keiko Matsui Piano Smooth Jazz CD Review

Piano is the latest Smooth Jazz artist Keiko Matsui, and another is great for the talented musician.

It's a rare day that I can get it on CD by an artist who can say honestly do not have a bad track in the bunch. I am more than happy to announce that is exactly what I say about this. Not bad but not one in the bunch. No fillers here at all, with each song standing tall on its own.

One of the nice thing about the CD is the way all the participating artists seem to be truly enjoyed. Combine that with the overall presentation and you have one of the most impressive releases ever Keiko Matsui.

If you are even slightly into soft jazz music you will enjoy this CD. Piano version of the generally large. I give it my double thumbs up. You will not be disappointed with one single track.

While this entire CD highlights the truly standout tunes are track 1 - the presence of the Moon, track 3 - Whisper of the mirror, and track 5 - The light through the trees.

My Bonus Pick SmoothLee, and that got [Sore ... as in "Stuck On Repeat"] is track 10 - See you there. That's right!

Notes Piano publication:

Keiko Matsui originally Piano May 6, 2003 at the Sony Wonder label.

CD track list follows:

1. Presence of the Moon
2. water lily
3. Whispered the mirror
4. Among the moons
5. Light on the trees
6. wrist
7. Beyond The Light
8. trees
9. Forever, forever
10. See you there
11. dawn
12. distance
13. Be With Me

Personal: Keiko Matsui (piano), Derek Nakamoto (programming). Recorded at Power House Studio, Tokyo, Japan.

Guitar Jazz Fusion - Freedom of Speech

A combination of jazz guitar is a mixture of jazz with other musical styles, rhythm and blues rock, soul, world music, etc. These various types of music and different techniques are mixed with jazz to production of jazz fusion. This style gained the most popularity during the 1970s with several albums to be released with the jazz fusion guitar by various artists. As time passed, many jazz musicians are known for their merits and were skilled in composition and improvisation, even with the metering is very difficult. Examples include Dave Brubeck and Don Ellis. There are voices are usually seen in the jazz fusion guitar.

Beginning Jazz Guitar Fusion music

The late Miles Davis in 1960 with Tony Williams pioneered the concept of fusion jazz and fusion with electric guitar electric bass in conjunction with the electric piano. Later, musicians such as Chick Korea, Jan Hammer, and so on including synthesizers.

During this period, many artists began to swing to rock jazz fusion guitar. An obvious example is "The Byrds" whose style is influenced by Coltrane. Close on the heels of Paul Butterfield and Mike Bloomfield came with his long improvisations. This was followed by including heavy guitar jazz fusion artists like Jimi Hendrix, The Allman Brothers Band, Chicago, Chase, Yes, Soft Machine and many others. All of the songs were instrumental rock music with jazz improvisation. Then came Frank Zappa with his jazz album rat hot rocks that will set the tone for much more. He was an icon for the genre of jazz fusion.

Herbie Hancock is credited with popularizing jazz funk in the decade from 1970, and also for being the first to use synthesizers, but ultimately all are made of pop music. In the UK, innovation Soft Machine jazz fusion guitar. During this period, Chick Korea the band, which began with a Latin-style jazz rock music came to around 1973. There was plenty of jazz fusion bass guitar with Stanley Clarke, Pastorius and Non locate, are said to be among the most influential at the moment. Di Locate record alone with his guitar in jazz fusion.

In 1971, John McLaughlin band, rock, jazz, Mahavishnu Orchestra was a member elite - Billy Cobham on drums and Jan Hammer, the master of the keyboard. Indeed, McLaughlin played in a jazz fusion guitar double neck guitar, experimenting and recording some beautiful solos.

The current trend

This trend continues today with several rock bands influenced by jazz and jazz fusion guitar solos in their music. Among the best known was a great success are Jeff Beck, Pat Metheny Coryell and some jazz fusion in the recent period.

The great thing about the combination of jazz is that it creates a sense of unity by mixing different musical styles. Today, many of the marketing mix of pop and jazz and rock, soft rock mainly in the genre of music. We have Lee Ritenour, Kenny G, Al Jarreau, all the fans with a huge fan.

Jazz fusion guitarist Scott Henderson was with Chick Korea and Zawinul. His band, Tribal Tech has recorded several pieces of jazz fusion.

Other jazz fusion guitarist Allan Holdsworth is amazing, always have done for over two decades. The list continues with greats like John Scofield, Kazumi Watanabe from Japan, Christian McBride (bass), Shawn Lane and many others.

Finally, the combination of jazz guitar music has translated into a sense of freedom with a mixture of different styles of music that lead to better understanding and appreciation of jazz for its expressiveness.