Doll (Bonus Tracks) CD (2003)

Artist: Keiko Matsui

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Specifications

Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
SKU 60607185
UPC 826663017823
UPC 14 00826663017823
Format CD
Release Date 7/29/2003
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Author Keiko Matsui
Compilation Appearance 20 Years Of Narada Piano
Compilation Appearance Evolve
Associated Artist/Work Matsui, Kazu
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Technical Info
Engineer Derek Nakamoto; Les Brockmann; Joel Stoner; Michael Becker
Producer Kazu Matsui
CatalogID 30178
Lable Name Shout!
Released 07/29/2003
Original Release 1994
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 53m : 34s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00826663017823
Musical Guests
Philip Bailey
Warren Hill
Luis Conte
Album Notes and Credits
Includes 3 bonus tracks.
Personnel: Keiko Matsui (piano, keyboards), Philip Bailey, Molly Pasutti (vocals); Warren Hill, Eric Marienthal (saxophone); Clay Jenkins (trumpet); Steve Holtzman (trombone); Kazu Matsui (shakuhachi); June Kuramoto (koto); Derek Nakamoto (synthesizer, programming); Thom Rotella (acoustic guitar), Michael Landau (electric guitar); Fernando Saunders (bass); Akira Jimbo (drums); Lenny Castro, Luis Conte (percussion).
Recorded in 1994. Includes liner notes by Jonathan Widran.
Lyricist: Jeff Day.
Personnel: Keiko Matsui (piano, keyboards); Philip Bailey, Molly Pasutti (vocals); Michael Landau (guitar); Thom Rotella (acoustic guitar); June Kuramoto (koto); Suzie Katayama (cello); Larry Corbin, Rachel Robinson , Sid Page, Robert Becker (strings); Kazu Matsui (shakuhachi); Warren Hill (saxophone); Clay Jenkins (trumpet); Derek Nakamoto (synthesizer, drum programming); Akira Jimbo (drums); Lenny Castro, Luis Conte (percussion); Rob Chiarelli (programming); Michael Becker (percussion programming).
Audio Mixer: Joel Stoner.
Liner Note Author: Jonathan Widran.
Recording information: Milagro Studio; Pacifique Studio; R&D Studio.
Photographer: Julie Dennis.
Arranger: Derek Nakamoto.
This pop-jazz recording by Japanese pianist/keyboardist Keiko Matsui is actually better than many comparable contemporary jazz recordings. The melodies are catchy and charming but rather low-key, most of the pieces are quite atmospheric ("1942, From Russia" sounds like a piece from a Hollywood epic), and several unusual moods (for pop-jazz, that is) are explored. Matsui's piano playing is interesting and adds further substance to the music. The other musicians include various session players (Michael Landau, Lenny Castro, Eric Marienthal) and a few guests like Keiko's husband, shakuhachi player Kazu Matsui (who also produced), and singer Philip Bailey (who appears on one of the two vocal tracks). ~ Christian Genzel
Disc 1
1 Bronze Casting
2 Moroccan Ashes
3 Doll
4 Water Lily
5 Voice Of The Heart
6 1942, From Russia
7 Postponed Summer
8 Eye Of The Moon
9 Funny Things
10 Sympathy
11 Water Lily - (solo piano version)
12 Doll - (solo piano version)
13 Morning Walk - (solo piano version, bonus track)
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