African American, E J Strickland Quartet, Jaleel Shaw, Jazz, Kurt Elling, Pat Metheny Group, Tomoko Omura
Greetings jazz aficionados, it’s a pleasure to be back with five more spellbinding jazz titles from the shelves of Flux Music Essentials! The following recordings fit perfectly into the mold of what I view as being the usual suspects … at least from my perspective. Although similar in context, these gems where originally recorded to create an atmosphere with just enough complex nuances and innovation painted on the canvas to make these jewels a worthwhile listening experience.
Tomoko Omura -][- Visions – [Tomoko Omura, 2008]
Modern Jazz/Fusion, original compositions featuring an unique and sophisticated improvisational style on jazz violin.
“Visions” is a tribute to seven of the finest jazz violinists of all time, and in it, Tomoko does more than just honor these gentlemen … she really gets to the emotional core of what makes each of them tick as players. Her compositions are lovely,well-conceived tunes that are played blazingly by her crackerjack band, and especially by Tomoko herself.
Her playing here is uniformly amazing, with great ideas, great tone , perfect intonation and great feel. –-CDBaby.com | MySpace.com Continue reading