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Rei Narita – The Color Of Soundscape 2021

236065007_4030790997019917_8682828886532376628_nJapanese pianist and composer Rei Narita is a constant and sustainable contributor to the smooth jazz genre. He made his debut with The Color of Soundscape in 2011, followed by The Color of Soundscape II (2015), Key Rei Cover (2017), and The Color of Soundscape 2020. His newest project is The Color of Soundscape 2021.

The album opens with the captivating Dancing on The Lunar Mare. As always, Rei’s light-handed playing on the piano, based on a brilliant mastery of the instrument, is admirable and finds its due place in his perfect arrangement. A jewel of smooth jazz.

With a contemporary beat and uplifting melody, Rei effectively captures the vibrant New York life on the Brooklyn Bridge. In the end, it doesn’t hold Rei back when the notes just bubble out of the keys. Virtuosity at its best.

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Rei Narita – The Color of Soundscape 2021

236065007_4030790997019917_8682828886532376628_nJapanese pianist and composer Rei Narita is one of the rare artists in Japan addicted to smooth jazz. He started to play the piano in the tender age of 15. He delivered the musical background for several NHK documentary programs, participated to compilations of King Records and further TV and movie productions.

His solo career began with the album The Color of Soundscape in 2011 and continued with the album The Color of Soundscape II in 2015. Next album was The Color of Soundscape 2020. His style is influenced by The Rippingtons, Brian Culbertson, Rachel Z and many more of the smooth jazz scene.

His newest album is The Color of Soundscape 2021, available here.

Rei Narita – The Color of Soundscape 2020

Japanese pianist and composer Rei Narita is one of the rare artists in Japan addicted to smooth jazz. He started to play the piano in the tender age of 15. He delivered the musical background for several NHK documentary programs, participated to compilations of King Records and further TV and movie productions.

His solo career began with the album The Color of Soundscape in 2011 and continued with the album The Color of Soundscape II in 2015. His style is influenced by The Rippingtons, Brian Culbertson, Rachel Z and many more of the smooth jazz scene.

His newest album is The Color of Soundscape 2020, which is now available as download on CDBaby.

Rei Narita – The Color of Soundscape

Recently I had the opportunity to introduce Japanese pianist and composer Rei Narita to the smooth jazz community. The Color of Soundscape II is his current album. Already in 2011 he delighted the world with his debut feature The Color of Soundscape. As the successor Rei composed, arranged, programmed, mixed and produced the complete album.

A Day at the Park is a cheerfully serene tonal description of a life moment which remains a positive memory. These mood swings with in subsequent piece of You Lift Me Up. This sparkling lightness in the treatment of the piano is the coincident feature. Shining Sunrise receives a coloring by the light Latin touch.

Indigo is a color that is traditionally regarded as a color on the visible spectrum, while Indigo Rain is a phenomena outside our normal perception sonically however detectable. The Wind in L.A brings in the casual rhythm. The music reminds me of the German formation Dancing Fantasy.

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Rei Narita – The Color of Soundscape II

Japanese pianist and composer Rei Narita is one of the rare artists in Japan addicted to smooth jazz. He started to play the piano in the tender age of 15. He delivered the musical background for several NHK documentary programs, participated to compilations of King Records and further TV and movie productions.

His solo career began with the album The Color of Soundscape in 2011 and continues with his new album The Color of Soundscape II in 2015. His style is influenced by The Rippingtons, Brian Culbertson, Rachel Z and many more of the smooth jazz scene. As a self-made man he has programmed all instruments and tracks. All songs are composed, arranged, programmed, mixed and produced by Rei himself.

On the starting Run Through the Urban City Rei paints with fast and powerful keystrokes the dynamic picture of a modern town. Bass and drums are perfectly adapted to the magic piano performance. Tender Voices delivers a soft impression with the piano in the lead and keyboard as secondary melody transporter.

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Rei Narita – The Color of Soundscape II

ColorofSoundscape2Rei Narita is a Japanese pianist and composer, specialized in Smooth Jazz. Rei Narita (born May 16, 1981 in Japan) is a smooth jazz artist of multiple genres, composer and pianist. Recommended if you like Gregg Karukas, Brian Culbertson, Jeff Lorber, Brian Simpson. Don’t miss this!

The Color of Soundscape II is on sale at CDBaby.