Keiko Matsui

Keiko Matsui - The Ring (2002) {Narada Jazz}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 1, 2016
Keiko Matsui - The Ring (2002) {Narada Jazz}

Keiko Matsui - The Ring (2002) {Narada Jazz}
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Genre: Smooth Jazz, Fusion, New Age

For those who like a little mysticism and classical influence in their smooth jazz, Japanese-born composer and keyboardist Keiko Matsui has long been the ticket. She was Billboard's number one Independent Contemporary Jazz Artist in 1997 and is the top New Adult Contemporary female instrumentalist of her time. In the early days (she's up to 14 albums now), Matsui did it with a mix of thunderous film score-like sweeps, elegant and jazzy piano command, and a guest sax solo here and there to score some radio hits. On The Ring, she continues her recent trend of all those same elements and gorgeous melodies without concern for pop airplay considerations.

Keiko Matsui - Full Moon And The Shrine (1998) {Countdown}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 1, 2016
Keiko Matsui - Full Moon And The Shrine (1998) {Countdown}

Keiko Matsui - Full Moon And The Shrine (1998) {Countdown}
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Genre: Smooth Jazz, Fusion, New Age

Keiko Matsui is the Stevie Nicks of contemporary jazz. In her photos, she always appears pale, out of a mist, like a fairy goddess or angel. Her creative and long popular blend of classical piano, aggressive jazz/funk, orchestral grandeur, and sonic elements from her native Japan allows her to create both poignant ballads and more aggressive fusion statements. Over the course of her last few albums, Matsui's Lindsey Buckingham – always at her side, pushing her performance harder and higher – has been seductive saxman Paul Taylor. On this ethereal mind trip, Full Moon and the Shrine (Countdown/Unity), she doesn't let Taylor stray too far.

Keiko Matsui - Journey To The Heart (2016) {Shanachie}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 10, 2016
Keiko Matsui - Journey To The Heart (2016) {Shanachie}

Keiko Matsui - Journey To The Heart (2016) {Shanachie}
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Genre: Smooth Jazz, Fusion

Released in 2013, Keiko Matsui's funky, groove-centric Soul Quest featured Narada Michael Walden, Marcus Miller, Chuck Loeb, and Kirk Whalum, among others. It placed high on the jazz charts and set her upon a world tour that resulted in 2015's Live in Tokyo. Arriving in 2016, Journey to the Heart marks her 27th album as a leader and her 30th anniversary as a recording artist. It's a much more organic set that places her acoustic piano at the fore. Her collaborators include bassist Carlitos Del Puerto, drummer Jimmy Branley, guitarist Ramon Stagnero, percussionist Luis Quintero, and Gregoire Maret on harmonica.
The Kazu Matsui Project feat. Keiko Matsui - Tribal Schubert (1999)

The Kazu Matsui Project feat. Keiko Matsui - Tribal Schubert (1999)
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Genre: New Age, Neo-Classical, Fusion | Label: Countdown/Unity | # 17791-2 | Time: 00:43:01

New age composer/multi-instrumentalist Kazu Matsui reinterprets the works of Franz Schubert in Tribal Schubert, placing his classical compositions into completely different, refreshing contexts. Matsui introduces and integrates jazz, hip-hop, ambient, Eastern and improvisational elements into Schubert pieces, transcending the formality of the original works while preserving the melodic beauty of the originals. Tribal Schubert also features new age/jazz pianist Matsui on several tracks, adding to the album's diverse mix of classical and cutting edge.

Keiko Matsui - A Drop of Water (1987)  Music

Posted by v3122 at May 28, 2015
Keiko Matsui - A Drop of Water (1987)

Keiko Matsui - A Drop of Water (1987)
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1993 | White Cat/Unity, 77710-2 | ~ 275 or 111 Mb | Scans Included
Smooth Jazz / New Age

This auspicious introduction to the many aspects of the composer's skills finds her surrounded by a slew of L.A.'s top players, some of whom had yet to begin their own solo careers at this point: Grant Geissman, Brandon Fields, Robben Ford, Nathan East, Vinnie Colaiuta, and Jimmy Johnson…

Keiko Matsui - Sapphire (1995) {Pony Canton}  Music

Posted by tiburon at July 4, 2014
Keiko Matsui - Sapphire (1995) {Pony Canton}

Keiko Matsui - Sapphire (1995) {Pony Canton}
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Genre: Fusion, Smooth Jazz

Fusion/new age keyboard player Keiko Matsui grew up in Tokyo and took her first piano lesson at the age of five. Influenced by Stevie Wonder and Rachmaninov as well as early fusion masters Maurice Jarre and Chick Corea, Matsui began composing while in junior high but studied children's culture at the Japan Women's University (Nihon Joshidaigaku). She moved to the Yamaha Music Foundation in Tokyo after graduation and formed Cosmos, recording four albums with the new age group.

Bob James & Keiko Matsui - Altair & Vega (2011) [Repost]  Music

Posted by juanchito at March 17, 2014
Bob James & Keiko Matsui - Altair & Vega (2011) [Repost]

Bob James & Keiko Matsui - Altair & Vega (2011)
Genre: Jazz | NTSC 720x480 (4:3) 29.97fps 6634 - 7553kbps
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Length: 00:45:10 | Uploaded/Bitshare/Freakshare | Links are interchangable

Bob James & Keiko Matsui - Altair & Vega (2011)  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Jan. 17, 2012
Bob James & Keiko Matsui - Altair & Vega (2011)

Bob James & Keiko Matsui - Altair & Vega (2011)
DVD5 | Video: NTSC 720x480 (4:3) | Audio: LPCM Stereo | 2.6 Gb | Scans | Time: 45:10
Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Classical | Tappan Zee Records, Inc./eOne Music | EOM-CD-2125A

This stellar work contains the elements of classical music combined with the influences of both Matsui and James thus creating a work that is partially written and partially improvised adding a lovely depth of feeling and intimate connection of artistic expression. The title of this piano duet release, Altair & Vega, refers to a Japanese folkloric tale about two stars in the galaxy that cross paths only once a year. The bonus DVD of a concert the two performed in 2010 in Pittsburgh at the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild clearly reveals a shared admiration and respect.

Bob James / Keiko Matsui - Altair & Vega (2011) {Tappan Zee}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 7, 2012
Bob James / Keiko Matsui - Altair & Vega (2011) {Tappan Zee}

Bob James / Keiko Matsui - Altair & Vega (2011) {Tappan Zee}
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Genre: Jazz, Classical, New Age

Bob James and Keiko Matsui's Altair & Vega is a solo piano album performed by a duo, and for the most part, that means what it sounds like, two jazz pianists seated together at one keyboard playing four-handed parts. On the James-composed title track (which refers to two stars that pass each other only once a year), previously recorded and released on the 2001 James album Dancing on the Water, Matsui takes the upper part of the piano and James the lower part in a piece that sounds more new age than jazz.

Keiko Matsui - The Road (2011)  Music

Posted by stfine at Feb. 11, 2011
Keiko Matsui - The Road (2011)

Keiko Matsui - The Road (2011)
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Piano Jazz, Smooth Jazz | Label: Shanachie 5188

2011 album from the Jazz pianist. With The Road Keiko Matsui brings her legions of fans on an exotic, sensual journey with influences and grooves from all over the planet. Keiko Matsui's brilliant compositions and exquisite performances fuse jazz, R&B and spiritual as only she can.