Archive for February 7th, 2011

Keiko Matsui – The Road …

Tokyo born Keiko Matsui devotes her life to her favorite instrument, the piano. Since her fifth birthday she loves and performs this piece of equipment. Classified as New Age or Smooth Jazz musician, she always expands her work to other genres. Blending Eastern and Western influences she has found her own style presented in numerous solo albums.

Her newest album The Road … was released on Shanachie Entertainment in January, 2011.“Keiko Matsui is beyond category,” states Danny Weiss, VP of Jazz A&R for Shanachie Entertainment. “She is a great jazz player, of course, but her music has such strong classical, world and new age influences that the result is truly unique. But it is in her compositions that Keiko’s genius outshines all others – her amazing melodies are simply breathtaking!”

Keiko’s spiritual approach to her music reflects in Secret Pond. “This song is about where we all begin our journey in this life.” A simple phrase expands to a lyrical melody, a unpretentious bulb is flourishing into full blossom.

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