Keiko Matsui – Live In Tokyo (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 1:13:19 minutes | 791 MB | Genre: Jazz
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Iconic keyboardist/composer Keiko Matsui has been wowing audiences around the world. Billed as “The Soul Quest Tour,” Keiko’s dynamic performances have been filling concert halls and garnering standing ovations and rave reviews. On this magical night in Tokyo, fellow Smooth Jazz superstars Kirk Whalum, Chuck Loeb and Tom Braxton joined Keiko to make musical history! This brilliantly captured album features some of Keiko’s biggest radio hits such as “Black Lion” and “Dream Seeker” as well as signature treasures “Deep Blue,” “Forever, Forever” and much more.
Los Angeles, CA: On October 2, Shanachie Entertainment will release “Live In Tokyo,” the definitive concert experience from contemporary jazz icon Keiko Matsui. Recorded during a sold-out stop on her 2014 Soul Quest World Tour, the CD/DVD release showcases her stunning live show like never before.
Captured in a state-of-the-art theater in the TV Asahi EX Tower building in the vibrant nightlife district of Roppongi in Minato, Tokyo, the extraordinary 74-minute journey showcases the prowess of a truly transcendent artist at her peak powers. Deftly leading the bristling affair, Matsui hypnotically gallops through electrifying extended excursions of “Dream Seeker,” “Black Lion,” and “Stingo,” all from her critically-acclaimed album Soul Quest.
Joining the improvisational mastery is long-time collaborator Chuck Loeb who adds soaring guitar on “Caricias” and “Proof” while saxophonist Kirk Whalum reprises his guest appearance on “Affirmation,” from Matsui’s album The Road… Elsewhere, Keiko delights the crowd with fan favorites “Forever, Forever,” “Safari” and “Bridge Over The Stars” before Loeb & Whalum re-join the ensemble for a show-stopping encore of “Antartica: A Call to Action” and “A Night with Cha Cha,” both cornerstones of Soul Quest.
With over 1.2 million units sold in the U.S. over her 25-year recording career, Keiko Matsui is one of the most recognized artists in contemporary jazz. Her elegant piano melodies and spell-binding grooves have universal appeal, cementing her legacy as one of the preeminent entertainers in the world.
1 Dream Seeker 06:39
2 Black Lion 05:03
3 Forever Forever 04:23
4 Caricias (ft. Chuck Loeb) 07:15
5 Proof (ft. Chuck Loeb) 07:08
6 Affirmation (ft. Kirk Whalum) 07:03
7 Soul Quest 04:18
8 Safari 04:38
9 Stingo 04:47
10 Bridge Over The Stars 04:32
11 Antarctica: A Call To Action (ft. Kirk Whalum & Chuck Loeb) 07:14
12 A Night With Cha Cha (ft. Kirk Whalum & Chuck Loeb) 05:52
13 Deep Blue 04:27
Keiko Matsui, piano, keyboard
Carlitos Del Puerto, bass
Jimmy Branly, drums
Kotaro Saito, cello
Chuck Loeb, guitar
Kirk Whalum, Tom Braxton, saxophon