Takuya Kuroda | Bitter and High

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Bitter and High

by Takuya Kuroda

Takuya Kuroda is living proof that jazz is a global language. His tone is beautiful and singing, and full of poetry. His playing on "Feet-Tap" places him on my short list of favorite living trumpet players. - Jose James(Vocalist)
Genre: Jazz: Neo-Bop
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1. Half & Half
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2. Wind Machine
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4:17 album only
3. Feet-Tap
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5:53 album only
4. You're Trying to Leave me
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8:25 album only
5. 'Round About Midnight
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8:32 album only
6. Blue Tomato
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7. For All We Know
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8. Bitter and High
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9. Going Home
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With his brilliant tone and passionate delivery, it’s no wonder that Japanese trumpeter Takuya Kuroda is veteran and mainstay of the world’s most competitive arena for live performance, New York City. A 2006 graduate of The New School’s Jazz & Contemporary Music program, Takuya has performed alongside some of the very best musicians (Junior Mance, Jose James, Greg Tardy, Andy Ezrin, Jiro Yoshida, Akoya Afrobeat, Valery Ponomarev Big Band) at some of the most important venues for live music (Radio City Music Hall, The Blue Note, The Village Underground, Sweet Rhythm, 55 Bar, SOBs). As a recording artist, Takuya can be heard on Jose James’s Album “Blackmagic”, Jiro Yoshida’s albums “Cut Back” and “Made In New York”, as well as Sony Japan J-Pop artist JuJu’s albums “Wonderful Life” and “My Life”, for whom he also arranged the horn parts. Takuya performs/records his original works with Chicken Gravy, a jazz/soul/funk band that he co-leads, and his New York-based jazz quartet.


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