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The Diary

by Hideyuki Naruse, Kazuo Setoyama, Kenne Thomas

Easy listening modern swing jazz by The Osaka Trio, recorded in Osaka, Japan. Contains the theme song, At 23 O'Clock, done for the TV show, Otona no Kumori Uta (Adult's Nighttime Lullaby), on SUN Television, Kobe, Japan.
Genre: Jazz: Cool Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. At 23 O'Clock
2:52 $0.99
2. Smile for Me
4:07 $0.99
3. Blues in the Closet
3:01 $0.99
4. It Could Happen to You
4:12 $0.99
5. Smile for Me (Alternate Version)
4:21 $0.99
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Group leader, drummer, composer, and author, Kenne Thomas is the son of Chicago saxophonist, Jimmy “Bouncy” Whitehead. Early in his career Kenne performed with Jodie Christian, Ari Brown, Adam Rudolph the Charles Walton Big Band, and the progressive jazz group, LIFEFORCE. In the early 70’s he performed with Minneapolis pianist, Jimmy Bowman Trio and studied at Moorhead State University, graduating with a degree in Music Education. 

Kenne went to Japan to perform, in early 1979 later joining the OSAKA TRIO of, Hideyuki Naruse (Piano) and Kazuo Setoyama (bass) performing on television and in clubs and halls around central Japan. This CD, The Diary is a small collection of this trio's work. Kenne later toured Japan with King Records, jazz organist, Toshihiko Kankawa and other artists. Returning to the U.S. he currently plays with small groups and big bands in the Minnesota Twin-Cities area.



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