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Days Ahead

by Gary Matsumoto Trio

This Los Angeles based pianist and composer teams up with world renown musicians, Henry Franklin and Tony Austin, to feature a new voice in the world of jazz.
Genre: Jazz: Piano Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Four in One
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2. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
6:53 $0.99
3. Skipper's Mission
7:11 $0.99
4. Sophisticated Lady
6:58 $0.99
5. Sachi's Waltz
6:07 $0.99
6. Generations
8:49 $0.99
7. Days Ahead
6:16 $0.99
8. But Not For Me
7:25 $0.99
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A native of Southern California, Gary Matsumoto is making a name for himself in Los Angeles as a pianist and composer. Although he started playing at a young age, his interest in music began to peak while attending the University of California, Irvine. There, in addition to classical lessons with Dr. Lorna Griffith, Matsumoto studied with Miles Davis pianist Kei Akagi. In 1999, he graduated with a B.M. in music performance and in 2002 received his master’s degree in jazz studies from the California Institute of the Arts, where he studied with David Roistein. While in school, Matsumoto took every advantage to study and play with great musicians like Joe LaBarbara, Charlie Haden, Darek Oles, Larry Koonse, Wadada Leo Smith, and James Newton, among others.

In his short career, Matsumoto has taken the opportunity to play in many different settings. In addition to jazz, he has performed and recorded with rock, pop, country, and classical groups. In 2003, he went on tour with famed MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer, opening for Cheap Trick. Other playing credits include Jeff Clayton, Henry Franklin, Bobby Rodriguez, Clayton Cameron, Charles Owens, Mark Ferber, Jeff Littleton, Ricky Woodard, Herman Riley, Sam Most, and Phil Ranelin. Matsumoto can currently been seen playing regularly with Henry Franklin as well as with vocalist Julie Day. He can also been found on recently released recordings by the Henry Franklin Quintet and the Martin Torres Sextet.



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Elmer Hopper

One of my new favorites
This is the best new CD I own, I can't stop playing it. It's in my care, on my iPod, I'm seriously hooked. Play on Gary, Skipper's not too shabby either!