Masabumi Kikuchi: Hanamichi - The Final Studio Rec
Label: INGROOVES/NATURE SOU/F.LLC
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Hanamichi" is the last studio album recorded by the legendary Japanese jazz pianist Masabumi Kikuchi before his death in 2015, which now sees the light of day posthumously. Kikuchi's eclectic style has ranged from post-pop to avant-garde classical to fusion, solo synthesizer and even digi-dub. The artist collaborated with notable colleagues such as Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Bill Laswell, Gary Peacock and Billy Harper. "Hanamichi," which he recorded on one of the finest Steinway pianos in New York's Piano House, is an interplay between improvisation and song structure, and shows Kikuchi at the height of his creativity.