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Kiyomi Otaka


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.00 | 3 ratings

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3 stars The various musicians' supports in live. And, the tune is arranged. And, to bring up the musician in the future as an activity and a keyboard player of writing, it supports it. She always shows the talent in not only musician's face but also various fields. The existence of the woman who showed up suddenly for the item of Jazz/Fusion of Japan might have played the role of good priming in the field of Jazz Rock of Japan.

It is said that she started the organ at the age of six. And, it is guessed that ability as the composer was gradually acquired. A lot of Pianist of the woman exists in the field of Jazz/Fusion of Japan. However, it is a little unusual feeling the possession of the composition and the arrangement of the tune not to stay in standard Jazz by making good use of the organ like her. Because she announced debut CD, the field of Jazz/Fusion of Japan also gives the listener a very wide impression. Posture in which it challenges the Music's world with an original methodology is existence valuable for the item of the music of Japan.

It is guessed that the idea that she was saving by the time this debut album is announced was a content considerably enhanced. And, her career of training and considerable work is guessed to be continuous. She might have worked on this debut album as a result by exactly proud posture. Her talent will be known to surroundings at once.

Musicians who participated for the recording of this album are people known well in the field of Jazz/Fusion of Japan. Koichi Yabori participates in the guitar player. It belongs to the band that is called "Fragile" of Japan and work with other musicians is active to him. The member of the band in Japan that is called "Prism" is participating in Bass and Drum. The technology and these members' knowledge of the performance might be very superior. And, the fact for Kiyomi Otaka to receive these musicians' supports and to work on the recording made the greeting a listener for luck and her debut.

"Renoir" is a tune with which the technology and the idea of her organ are blocked. The processing of indeed complex theme and ensemble might be high-quality. The flow where it dashes is good and it is ..fused Jazz Rock.. finished in addition to standard Jazz. Her greeting explodes because of the beginning and invites the listener to the world.

"Commodore Funk" progresses in fast Passage while making the rhythm of seven basic. The band makes the oneness while multiusing the rhythm of Funk. The composition of Ad- Rib and the tune of the organ will try to have the feeling applied to the flow of Jazz Rock well. Other musicians' Ad-Rib and melodies also contribute.

"Drag Swing" ..hard theme.. has finished. The sense of the organ is announced while keeping the tension. The flow with individual Ad-Rib a complex melody is alternately multiused while shifting to the element of standard Jazz on the way will exactly become the part of Swing of this tune. However, because the technology of the performance has been completed to some degree, it has a little hard part as an overall impression. The guitar player is composing only this tune.

The impression to which it indeed listens to the element of Funk of "3rd Hand" easily is given. Musician's technology might certainly be high. However, a little loose impression might be given to the listener as a flow of the tune. It is not understood whether the empathy can be done even if the melody and the performance are considered.

"Safari" reflects the title as an impression of the tune. The part of hardness exists together from the obbligati of the organ to the part of the rhythm in the tune that is reminiscent of the impression of nature. An interesting impression is given as an idea.

"Dr. Owl" advances with the rhythm of Funk. The theme of the organ will twine round the very complexity and show one extension. Ensemble has succeeded as a band. Musicians who perform make an effort to perform the tune perfectly indeed. And, the tune that Kiyomi Otaka makes has the impression that doesn't rely on the technology.

"full moon" is a tune that gives the listener the relief in this album. The flow that progresses quietly by Solo of Bass listens to the extension of the width of the performance of the musician. The melody that Hammond B-3 that Kiyomi Otaka makes good use of is beautiful has good atmosphere. The flow of the ballade advances indifferently.

"POTOS" returns the flow of the album to the part of hardness. The idea of Kiyomi Otaka is concretely indeed done as a performance. The part where all members equally advance the performance might be indeed splendid. The impression of the tune has the part of Hard Rock. However, the extension is given to the part of the hardness of the tune by arranging the organ.

"Cool Duck" that decorates the end of the album progresses with the rhythm of a little Latin. It might be sure to have the sense of unity as the entire impression of the album. A complex rhythm and the melody might be parts good as the idea of Kiyomi Otaka. Of course, the musician who participated in the recording also contributes to the tune to the last minute.

The fan of Jazz Rock of Japan might have been surprised at music that she had had them listen in this debut album a little. It is processing of height of the technology and knowledge to her music and lofty performances. They might be very the charms.

Kazuhiro | 3/5 |


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