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Mysterious Ways...

by Madoca

Smooth jazz Album "Mysterious ways..." is a collective full album from pianist/ composer Madoca Kawahara. All tracks are original material written by Madoca! Feat. Prince Proj-bass/ voacals (2 songs), Ken Brown-drums and Madoca-keyboards! Please enjoy!!!!
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Eternal Summer
5:41 $0.99
2. Mysterious Ways
4:24 $0.99
3. 7th Ave & 12 Street
4:50 $0.99
4. Chillin in the Shade
5:56 $0.99
5. Colors of My Dream
4:25 $0.99
6. Soul Food
5:30 $0.99
7. Scorpion's Personality
4:37 $0.99
8. Lullaby
5:00 $0.99
9. Kamikaze Night
5:18 $0.99
10. Hot Cookin' City
4:59 $0.99
11. Moonlit Night
4:07 $0.99
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Madoca Kawahara a.k.a. MADOCA [pronounced "Ma-Doo-Kuh"] is a Japanese American producer, pianist/ keyboardist/ composer. Her style consists of contemporary/ classic jazz, fusion, soul, funk, Latin and Salsa blended together to provide sustenance for your mind and soul. Madoca began studying piano/organ at the age of 7 and graduated the Senzoku Music University in Kawasaki Japan with a major in Composition and Piano. She had a 3-day live audition before being awarded her scholarship programs at the Nemu Music and she studied jazz piano, jazz theory, ensemble, composition, arrangement etc. under educators from Berklee College of Music.
Madoca got her first taste of show business in 1993 when touring with Japanese national bands and also performing on NHK TV in Tokyo/ Osaka. She has performed with several American Jazz/R&B bands in Tokyo/ Yokohama ).
In 1994, Madoca moved to Hong Kong where she performed/ world tour (Australia, France, UK, USA etc.) with various Chinese major artists including PolyGram recording artist Jacky Chueng, Sandy Lam etc. Her selection, “I Don’t Cry Anymore” was the winner Song Writer’s Quest, a competition organized by the CASH. She has worked with numerous American recording artists including Eric Marienthal, Paul Young and has even opened for Chris Botti, Richard Elliott, Jonathan Butler.

Madoca showcases the growth and maturity of this very talented underrated artist from Atlanta, Ga. Originally from Japan, she honed her skills at the Senzoku Music University in Kawasaki, but made her mark in GA in 2005 with her debut album “Mysterious Ways...” is available here at cdbaby and digital downloads available everywhere!!

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Jeff Moses

A World-Class Masterpiece
Madoca's music is aways, brilliant, stellar, magnificent, world-class and masterpieces. Mastery of the piano and spectrum of keyboards, her smooth and relaxed collaboration with her fabulous band, eclectic blend of music that always immerses you, that satisfies your music palate and keeps you coming back for more and more places Madoca's success high above many of her peers from around the world. Madoca's music touches the hearts, minds, and souls of people from all around the planet.

WJMX Smooth Jazz Boston Global Radio is always honored and grateful to be broadcasting her music. Attend one of Madoca's performances and we know you'll have a day/night to remember until the lights go out at the end of time. Grab Madoca's amazing masterpiece album "Mysterious Ways" now. A must-have for your Smooth Jazz music library. Congratulations to Madoca and all who touched this amazing project. We give it 2 thumbs up....way up.....!

Jeff Moses
Founder, President & CEO.
WJMX Smooth Jazz Boston Global Radio

Derrick Hooks

Madoca's Mysterious Ways CD
Over the past decade Madoca has become one of my favorite smooth jazz artists. She has indicated that some of her music was influenced by keyboard legends like Bob James, George Duke and Joe Sample; plus another treasure from Japan "Keiko Matsui".

I am honored to have "Mysterious Ways" in my music library and would like to share my thoughts on a few tracks.

1. Eternal Summer - just the spark I needed to get my listening pleasure started. It will slow down for a moment let you catch your breath then is on again.

4. Chillin' In The Shade - just a beautiful song, that should be a classic on various Quiet Storm segments.

6. Soul Food - is a funky to help me burn those extra calories. A great song to cruise in your vehicle and have people ask who is that performing?

If you are able please check this CD out and add to your collection.

Cameron Wade

Madoca's Recent Successes Put A New Spotlight On Her Debut Album
Madoca’s Recent Successes Put A New Spotlight on Her Debut Album
With the recent success of Madoca’s “Illusion of Love” album, fans have been searching for earlier works from the Japanese-born, jazz composer/keyboardist. This spark of new interest has prompted distributors to resubmit her debut album, “Mysterious Ways.”
“Mysterious Ways” and “Illusion of Love” have a lot in common with each other. Both have songs that exhibit more of a mainstream smooth jazz style than the bold jazz-fusion style of her second album, “Amethyst.” However, fans who have adopted “Illusion of Love” as one of their favorites will be pleasantly surprised by songs contained on her first project.
Those who have had the opportunity to see Madoca’s exciting live performances will be thrilled to hear “Soul Food,” -- one of the lively numbers she often includes in her repertoire. Among the surprises on the album are the rich vocals of bassist/ singer Prince Redd. Madoca gladly gives him the spotlight on songs like “Lullaby,” knowing that she has enough of her hot instrumentals on the album to share in the attention,
New Madoca fans should quickly add “Mysterious Ways” to their favorites list and those who heard the album when it was first released should revisit the work of an artist whose fan base continues to grow.