Makoto Kadowaki | Stop and Go

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Stop and Go

by Makoto Kadowaki

A Young Japanese pianist Makoto Kadowaki's self portrait in Jazz. Each song pictures his strong feeling like energetic, fun, sentimental, frustrated, sad and lonely.
Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
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1. Choo-o Rapid
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2. Kodoku Na Senshi (Lonely Soldier)
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3. Full Blown
7:13 $0.99
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4. Fate
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5. Moon River
6:39 $0.99
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6. Hasta La Vista
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7. First One
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8. Amenohi No Kouen (Park in Rain)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Makoto Kadowaki is a pianist born in 1980, Tottori, Japan. He spent his teenage years playing the french horn and the piano, writing and arranging songs for a school concert band. After graduation of a local highschool, he moved to Tokyo to study at Tokyo College of Music majoring composition for industrial music. That was about when he began to perform various concerts and gigs as a pianist. Later he decided to quit the college and moved to Boston for further study for jazz performance. Graduated Berklee College of Music in 2005 with performance and jazz composition majors, he performed extensively in and out of Boston and NYC until came back to Japan in 2006.

Lately he has formed his own piano trio dedicated to play mainly his original compositions, and the trio has been performing regularly in Tokyo.

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Vincent Gordon


His piano playing is really nice. The cd is one of the best I heard. I like it a lot.
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musicrider

music poetry
Kadowaki displays his virtuosity as a musician, arranger and composer on this album. Right off the bat you can tell he knows what he's doing. Kadowaki displays his understanding of jazz with his variety of composing styles, while at the same time pushing the boundaries of these styles. He's at his best on tracks like "孤独な戦士" and "First One", both of which avoid specific style labels and instead forge new directions while appropriating from multiple directions. He's also a great soloist, supported perfectly by the rest of his group. There is surely much more to come from this exciting new performer.
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