Kiyoshi Kitagawa | Walkin' Ahead

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Walkin' Ahead

by Kiyoshi Kitagawa

All original compositions by a NY based bass player Kiyoshi Kitagawa, this is a debut album of his new project Walkin' Ahead with the most sought after musicians in Tokyo.
Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
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1. Double Layer
6:21 album only
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2. Behind the Door
7:37 album only
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3. Yuka's Place
6:42 album only
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4. Thought, Pt. 1
1:55 album only
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5. Lost Ring
7:09 album only
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6. You Know What
7:06 album only
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7. Thought, Pt. 2
2:25 album only
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8. Steps of Spring
8:17 album only
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9. Away
7:11 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This new recording Walkin' Ahead led by a NY based bass player Kiyoshi Kitagawa,
features talented and in-demand musicians in Tokyo. Takuji Yamada on saxophone,
Mayuko Katakura on piano and Junji Hirose on drums.

Bassist and composer Kiyoshi Kitagawa is an integral part of today's
jazz scene. Soon after moving to New York City from Japan, he joined
the Harper Brothers, recording on the “Remembrance: Live at The
Village Vanguard”. Kiyoshi has toured and recorded “Triology” with the
alto great Kenny Garrett with drummer Brian Blade. He has gone on to
work with many of the leading names in jazz including Tommy Flanagan,
the Jimmy Heath Quartet, the Andy Bey Quartet, Maria Schneider
Orchestra, just to name a few. In 1996, he formed “The Trio” with the
versatile Japanese pianist, Makoto Ozone, releasing four albums
together.
As a leader, Kiyoshi has released five albums in Japan on the Atelier
Sawano label including “Ancestry”, followed by “Prayer”, “Live at
Tsutenkaku” which is released as a DVD, “Live in Japan” all featuring
Kenny Barron and Brian Blade. His latest release was “I’m Still Here”
featuring Danny Grissett and Brian Blade. As a sideman, Kiyoshi has
recorded with Pete Minger “Look To The Sky”, Jimmy Heath "You Or
Me", Terell Stafford "Fields Of Gold", Andy Bey "American Song", Jon
Faddis "Teranga", Kenny Barron "Images" “The Traveler”, Dayna
Stephens "Today is Tomorrow” and Michael Rodriguez ”Reverence”
as well as with many others.
Most recently, Kiyoshi has been touring the world with bands led by the
Kenny Barron Trio/Quartet/Quintet, Jon Faddis Quartet as well as
Michael Rodriguez Quintet.

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