Are you looking for contemporary jazz anchored with infectious vibes, or maybe a mix of grooves evenly sliced with delicious international flavors. Perhaps you savor music that’s raw and tenuous with lots of soul wrapped around the body of music. Then look no further, because you’ve found one of Japan’s hottest bands in the mist of their beloved nation called Sleep Walker.
The fact remains, once you hear them you’ll immediately recognize that this fearless quartet resides well within the pulse of creating an appetizing blend of old school voicing’s stirred purposely to perfection with style, grace and lots of creativity to boot. —Rob Young | The Urban Flux
Sleep Walker -][- Into the Sun – [Module, 2010]
2009 French compilation from the jazzy Japanese combo containing tracks from their Japanese releases plus two exclusive cuts: ‘Brother Hood’ and ‘Resurrection’ (Tokyo Night Mix). Sleep Walker were one of the first of their scene to move into classic Jazz territory — getting past the beats and programs of other contemporary combos, and moving into straight acoustic modes that are filled with spirit and soul.
There’s a very righteous vibe to their music — one that’s informed by the best post-Coltrane modes of the Impulse Records generation, particularly Pharoah Sanders, who plays with the group on one track here, lending his horn to the group’s own searing tenor sax, keyboards, bass, and drums.
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