Takuya Kuroda

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Fly Moon Die Soon (Limited Edition)

Takuya Kuroda

First World

5050580735095

LPS 167961

5050580735095

JAZZ

1

LP 16,51 €

A highly-respected trumpeter born in Kobe, Japan, Takuya is a forward-thinking musician that has developed a unique hybrid sound, blending soulful jazz, funk, post-bop, fusion and hip hop music.

This album is about the irony between the greatness of nature and the beautiful obsceneness of humanity. Melodies and grooves fly back and forth from being spiritual to being vulgar. The album consists of nine tracks of excellence. The uptempo jazz-funk of ABC and Moody sit alongside soulful jazz cuts like Fade and CHANGE, also featuring Corey King on vocals. The title track is a downtempo groove lead by a heavy Moog bassline, whilst Do No Why contains an infectious piano riff throughout. Aside from Takuya's original compositions, he revisits two classics from Ohio Players (Sweet Sticky Thing featuring Alina Engibaryan on vocals) and Herbie Hancock (Tell Me A Bedtime Story) whilst the album closes with the epic TKBK.

Takuya Kuroda is a truly unique talent, and this album is a realisation of the evolution of his sound.

TRACKS & PERSONNEL:

  • A1. FADE
  • Rashaan Carter (bass)
  • Adam Jackson (drums)
  • Chris McCarthy, Takeshi Ohbayashi (keyboards)
  • Craig Hill, Tomoaki Baba (tenor sax)
  • Takuya Kuroda (trumpet, electric piano)
  • Corey King (vocals, trombone)
  • A2. ABC
  • Rashaan Carter (bass)
  • Adam Jackson (drums)
  • Takahiro Izumikawa (piano)
  • Saotoshi Yoshida (guitar)
  • Keita Ogawa (percussion)
  • Craig Hill (tenor sax)
  • Takuya Kuroda (trumpet)
  • A3. CHANGE
  • Solomon Dorsey (bass)
  • Zach Mullings (drums)
  • Ryo Ogihara (guitar)
  • Takeshi Ohbayashi (keyboards)
  • Takuya Kuroda (trumpet, keyboards)
  • A4. DO NO WHY
  • Adam Jackson Adam Jackson (drums)
  • Takahiro Izumikawa, Takeshi Ohbayashi (keyboards)
  • Takuya Kuroda Takuya Kuroda (trumpet, electric piano, vocals)
  • Corey King (vocals, trombone)
  • A5. FLY MOON DIE SOON
  • Adam Jackson (drums)
  • Chris McCarthy, Takahiro Izumikawa, Takeshi Ohbayashi (keyboards)
  • Keita Ogawa (percussion)
  • Corey King (trombone)
  • Takuya Kuroda (trumpet, flugelhorn, electric piano, vocals)
  • Voice – Manami Kakudo (vocals)
  • ______________________________
  • B1. MOODY
  • Burniss Earl Travis II (bass)
  • Adam Jackson (drums)
  • Ryo Ogihara (guitar)
  • Takeshi Ohbayashi (keyboards)
  • Keita Ogawa (percussion)
  • Corey King (trombone)
  • Takuya Kuroda (trumpet)
  • B2. SWEET STICKY THINGS
  • Rashaan Carter (bass)
  • Adam Jackson (drums)
  • Takahiro Izumikawa (electric piano)
  • Takuya Kuroda (trumpet)
  • Alina Engibaryan (vocals)
  • B3. TELL ME A BEDTIME STORY
  • Burniss Earl Travis II (bass)
  • Adam Jackson (drums)
  • Takuya Kuroda (flugelhorn, keyboards, vocals)
  • Takeshi Ohbayashi (keyboards)
  • Keita Ogawa (percussion)
  • B4. TKBK
  • Todd Carder, Yasushi Nakamura (bass)
  • Adam Jackson (drums)
  • Chris McCarthy, Takahiro Izumikawa, Takeshi Ohbayashi (keyboards)
  • Craig Hill (tenor sax)
  • Corey King (trombone)
  • Takuya Kuroda (trumpet)
  • Paola Arcieri (vocals)