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Live At Iridium [Blu-spec CD] by Kazumi Watanabe
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Artist/Band:Kazumi Watanabe
Name:Live At Iridium [Blu-spec CD]
Cat No.:EWBS-0190
Performed by:Kazumi Watanabe (guitar)
Janek Gwizdala (bass)
Obed Calvaire (drums)
Release Date:10/17/2012
Description:An exciting live album pressed on Blu-spec CD!

Kazumi Watanabe (b. 1953) was a prodigy who released his debut album at age 17. He has been known for his astonishing technique, especially on electric guitar, and many genre-bending projects with sophisticated pop artists (the KYLYN BAND with Ryuichi Sakamoto and singer Akiko Yano) and his own fusion-oriented instrumental works (MOBO, etc.).

Watanabe was invited in 2011 by the New York club Iridium to play there as part of the "Legendary Jazz Fusion Guitarists" series. Watanabe began a search for younger bassist and drummer based in the US who would bring fresh ideas and energy, and chose Janek Gwizdala, originally from England, and Obed Calvaire who's played with Wynton Marsalis, Mike Stern and the Clayton Brothers, among others.

Material for this exciting CD was taken from the three-day gig at The Iridium in October, 2011. Although they have never played together before, the superbly talented trio musicians apparently had a great rapport and "clicked" with one another. Whether playing well-known jazz musicians' compositions or Watanabe's own tunes, they burn red hot with intensity and thrilling interplay.

Beautifully mastered and pressed on Blu-spec CD (Sony's high quality CD format that is compatible with all CD players), this CD will also impress audiophiles. Recommended! Recorded live at The Iridium, New York City, on October 15 and 16, 2011. Blu-spec CD is compatible with all CD players. The CD package includes an English liner notes.
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Album Tracks:
1. All BluesMP3 Sample
2. Moment's Notice
3. The Sidewinder
4. ImpressionsMP3 Sample
5. Cry Me A River
6. Ensyu Tsubame GaeshiMP3 Sample
7. Manhattan Flu Dance
8. Unicorn
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