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Kazumi Ikenaga: Niwatazumi
Niwatazumi (a large puddle remaining after heavy rainfall) is a wonderful modern jazz record from Kazumi Ikenaga + PAUSELAND. Spacey original compositions and mature musicianship flow in the breathy and open style of a modern ECM recording. Relaxing and anthemic, the music is at times mesmerizing and at other times gently rocking and grooving.
Niwatazumi by Kazumi Ikenaga
Kazumi Ikenaga - drums
Christian Vuust - tenor saxophone and clarinet
Jakob Buchanan - flugelhorn
Soren Dahl Jeppesen - guitar
Klaus Nørgaard - bass
Released in 2017 on Cloud as DDCJ-4019.
Japanese names: Kazumi Ikenaga 池長和美
Audio and Video
Excerpt from "Unspoken Language", the first track on this album: