Archive for August 31st, 2012

Erena Terakubo – New York Attitude

The cover photograph shows the artist, alone on a stool, after cleanup of a quaint jazz club. An appropriate image for New York Attitude (Four Quarters Entertainment, 2012), by Erena Terakubo with Legends.

Terakubo, barely 20 years old, releases her debut in North America, supported by a veterans Kenny Barron on piano, Ron Carter on bass and Lee Pearson on drums. Trumpeter Dominic Farinacci appears on a few tracks.

Born in Sapporo, Japan, in 1992, Terakubo began learning the alto saxophone at age 9 and later attended jazz workshops led by the likes of Herbie Hancock and Tiger Okoshi. Her first recording, Nightbird, was with King Records, a major Japanese label. The recording featured heavy hitters Barron and bassist Christian McBride.

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