SHIGEKI KAWAHARA | Another World

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Another World

by SHIGEKI KAWAHARA

This album "Another World" is full of smooth sound of jazzy tunes with polished urban taste for matured listeners. Taste of the great era of Jazz Fusion Bands in the 1970s-80s is vividly recreated.
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz
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1. The Streamliner
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2. Snap Out of It
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3. Night Flight
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4. Jam of Q
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5. Midtown Blues
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6. I Don't Know Why and How
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7. Bigband Blues
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8. Another World
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Japanese Smooth Jazz artist Shigeki Kawahara you could say is an internet success story that continues to be told. A very accomplished keyboardist/pianist, he began recording music in 1995 and released his first CD (and to date only full album) “Another World” in 2005. He had been doing music on the side while his day job as an economist takes him around the world. The convenience of the internet however, allowed him to release his music via the world wide web, catching the attention of FM DJs abroad. The album was an online success leading Kawahara-san to form the jazz trio TIG (Three In the Groove) with Toru Ishiwata (guitar) and Hiroki Ide (drums). Previews of their music can be heard online on his myspace page. Kawahara’s and TIG’s music is reminiscent of smooth jazz legends like Joe Sample, Bob James and FourPlay.
DJ Aki, JAPAN INDIES

"I added your track "Night Flight" to our playlist because it fits very well and I like the vintage touch of the song."
Peter Boehi, DJ of SmoothVibes Radio

This album is also available worldwide from iTunes Store. Follow a link on the left sidebar "LINKS". Or visit SHIGEKI KAWAHARA's web site and follow links to iTunes Store!
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ご挨拶:
大人のためのスムース・ジャズ・アルバム "SHIGEKI KAWAHARA: Another World"、おかげさまで2006年1月の発売以来、スイス、ブラジル、ドイツ、フランス、イギリス、アメリカ、そしてもちろん日本人の皆様と色々な国の方に楽しんでいただいております。多くの方々に、WEBリンク、CD Baby等の試聴ストリーミングから実際に音を聴いていただき、そのうえで気にいっていただけたことは、音創りをしてきたものとして大変うれしく思います。ありがとうございました。

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日本のリスナーの皆様からのお便りのご紹介:
『待望のCD届きました (中略 ) いいですよ~! これはたまりませんね!夜が似合う曲ばかりで、酒飲みにはもってこい?!。かなり気に入ってます!!』

『早速 "Snap Out of it" 聴かせて頂き (中略) 都会的でスケールの大きい曲に仕上がってますね! 16beatから4beatに展開するアレンジ。う~んなるほど! 全く自然に溶け込んでますね。もう、素晴らしいの一言です!さすがです!』

『ああ、なんてカッコいいんでしょう!! (中略 )クリアな音も素敵ですね。それに重厚なサウンドがとてもいいです。』

iTunes Storeからの発売開始しました:
iTunes Store によるダウンロード販売開始しました。左側のLINKSから直接iTune Store のページにリンクされています。また、iTuneの検索機能を使って"SHIGEKI KAWAHARA" あるいは "Another World" で検索いただけば、ヒットします。SHIGEKI KAWAHARAのWEBサイトにあるリンクからアクセスしていただくこともできます。


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RaineyJ


Great CD. Look forward to more CDs in the future.

Aoi

It will be nice to listen when you drive.
It is cool music!
I like go for drive and I would like to listen when I drive long way,

Paul Smith

Every tune is arranged with fine and smooth Jazzy touch.
I really enjoy this CD again and again. The sound is really smooth and Jazzy. In the last track of "Another World" is the only tune with his vocal. His voice sounds really realxed, somthing like Jazz classic of "Perry Como" with a contemporary flavour. Great CD!!