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Nobuki Takamen Discography of CDs


From Now On From Now On CD (2008)
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Nobuki Takamen music CDs ''While Takamen has prodigious technique, FROM NOW ON never forces it in your face. His compositions all have strong, lyrical melodies akin to James Taylor's, which sink into the mind, inviting subconscious lyric-writing from even the most casual listen. ''-Dave Major, AllAboutJazz ''Takamen has a consistently mellow tone and a style that ranges from relaxed to fiery. From Now On will satisfy fans of the bop guitar''-Scott Yanow, Los Angeles Jazz Scene ''Takamen continues his seamless merging of lyrically-resplendent compositions, with peppery, in-the-pocket grooves. ''-Glenn Astarita, JazzReview ''After a brilliant first album, guitar player Nobuki Takamen is back with ten originals. The style is fluid and the whole album is well structured, keep up the good work. ''-Pascal Dorban, Radio ARA Luxembourg FROM NOW ON (What's New Records) is the second release by guitarist/composer Nobuki Takamen. This album, with Hitoshi Kanda on piano, Toshiyuki Tanahashi on bass, Makoto Kikuchi on drums and Bryan Beninghove on Tenor Sax (on track 1, 6, 9 ), features ten of his compositions and has been featured in publications such as Jazz Guitar Book (vol. 19), Jazz Life Magazine, Swing Journal and Jazz Critique Magazine. Guitarist Nobuki Takamen was born in Hiroshima, Japan in 1977. Jazz historian Scott Yanow describes him as ''an excellent improviser in his own bop-inspired style. '' John Heidt of Vintage Guitar Magazine has also called him ''a mature player with keen sense of composition [and] considerable technical skill. '' A mainstay of the New York jazz scene, Nobuki leads his own group which has toured in the USA, Canada and Europe, and appeared at ...
Bull's Blues Bull's Blues CD (2007)
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Nobuki Takamen discography ''Nobuki gets to exhibit some fine chops in each of these tunes as he displays a keen sense of melody and taste. ''-Lyle Robinson, Jazz Guitar Life ''... the compositions are engaging, and the group dynamic is never less than brilliant. Takamen has given us a great first album and left us with the anticipation of his successes to come. ''-Matthew Warnock, Just Jazz Guitar ''Takamen transmits a jazz vibe, steeped within good cheer and excellence in execution throughout this appealing set. ''-Glenn Astarita, eJazzNews "These 9 songs are flow into the ears in the most natural manner as they all seem to have been written with a great sensibility. ''-Pascal Dorban, Radio ARA Luxembourg Bull's Blues (What's New Records) is the first release by guitarist/composer Nobuki Takamen. This album, with Ro Hasegawa on tenor sax (on track 1-4, 8), Hitoshi Kanda on piano (except track 9), ...
Three Wishes Three Wishes CD (2012)
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Nobuki Takamen songs Recording information: Studio Dede, Tokyo (11/04/2011). Photographer: Tatsuro Nishimura. Personnel: Nobuki Takamen (guitar); Hitoshi Kanda (piano); Akihito Yoshikawa (drums). Audio Mixer: Akihiro Nishimura.
Live at the Iridium Live at the Iridium CD (2010)
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Nobuki Takamen CD discography Nobuki Takamen's third CD is his first for a widely distributed label. Like the guitarist's earlier efforts, this disc focuses on his originals, though recorded live at the Iridium. Joining him are three fine musicians: pianist Hitoshi Kanda, bassist John Lenis, and drummer Yutaka Uchida. Takamen's "Strolling in Downtown" is a ...

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Popular or famous Nobuki Takamen music songs: Smile, Strolling In Downtown, One Big Shot, Other Side of City, 14-1, Union Square Nobels, Like Blue. More music songs Scarborough Fair, Nine, Homage, C.M.G., After Dinner, No Chance, Bull's Blues, Message For The Messengers, Nebergall Loop, Scenes. More music songs Three Wishes, Homeward Bound, For The Stranger. See All Songs

Nobuki Takamen CD discography Key Personnel

Member NameWorked With
Hitoshi Kanda
Yutaka Uchida
Akihito Yoshikawa

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