Chiemi Nakai | Ascendant

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by Chiemi Nakai

NY based Japanese Latin Jazz Pianist, Chiemi Nakai represents a fusion of Japanese Pop, Jazz, and Latin music that is original and unique.
Genre: Latin: Latin Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Your Spirit in the Sky with Hawks
5:07 $1.45
2. I Will Meet You Again
5:49 $1.45
3. Ascendant
5:51 $1.45
4. Volver
5:02 $1.45
5. Monk's Mood
5:39 $1.45
6. You Don't Know What Love Is
5:48 $1.45
7. Noche Especial
4:39 $1.45
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“Ascendant” means rising; it refers to the constellation on the eastern horizon at the time of one’s birth.

I have taken this title for my 3rd CD because it seems to me that I experienced a musical rebirth when I came to the United States. My songs are like my own children whom I have carefully raised. My wish is that they will reach inside your heart and shine brightly there, like the sun rising from the eastern horizon. By Chiemi Nakai

Chiemi's albums, the more I realized that Chiemi herself was the real hook for me. Not to ruffle any feathers, let me be clear, the all around musicianship on the recordings reviewed here is very good. But the magic for me is in the hands, heart, mind and performance of Chiemi Nakai. Her keyboard approach is at once playful & powerful.
By Harvey Averne, Grammy award winner, Producer

No question about the music, it's terrific. By Edward Blanco, from All About Jazz

Refreshing, original, soulful, heartfelt .... This production establishes a signature style of life experiences communicated through Chiemi Nakai's both soft and percussive touch to the keys.... Her timing, swing, energy and originality are a gift to my ears....
By Jimmy Bosch, trombone



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