|Born||December 15, 1945|
|Years active||mid 1960s–1998|
|Associated acts|| Mal Waldron, |
Kimiko Kasai (笠井 紀美子, Kasai Kimiko) (born December 15, 1945 in Kyoto, Japan) is a retired Japanese jazz singer.
Kimiko's first album as a solo artist was entitled Just Friends in 1970. The following year, Kimiko sang the advertising jingle for “Cup Noodle,” a brand of the world's first instant cup noodle ramen.In June 1972, she got an exclusive contract with CBS/Sony, and recorded Satin Doll with support of Gil Evans during Evans' first visitation to Japan. After that time, she recorded many albums in collaboration with musicians in the jazz field, such as Teo Macero, Lee Konitz, Stan Getz, Paulinho Da Costa, Billy Higgins, Cedar Walton and Herbie Hancock.
Kimiko married Richard Rudolph in 1990 and resides in Santa Monica and Tokyo, Japan.
Anthony Tillmon Williams was an American jazz drummer.
Cedar Anthony Walton, Jr. was an American hard bop jazz pianist. He came to prominence as a member of drummer Art Blakey's band before establishing a long career as a bandleader and composer. Several of his compositions have become jazz standards, including "Mosaic", "Bolivia", "Holy Land", "Mode for Joe" and "Fantasy in D".
Ian Ernest Gilmore Evans was a Canadian-American jazz pianist, arranger, composer and bandleader. He is widely recognized as one of the greatest orchestrators in jazz, playing an important role in the development of cool jazz, modal jazz, free jazz, and jazz fusion. He is best known for his acclaimed collaborations with Miles Davis.
Attilio Joseph "Teo" Macero was an American jazz saxophonist, composer, and record producer. He was a producer at Columbia Records for twenty years. Macero produced Miles Davis' Bitches Brew, and Dave Brubeck's Time Out, which are two of the best-selling and most influential jazz albums of all time. Although the extent of his role has been disputed, he also has been associated with the production of Davis' 1959 album Kind of Blue, jazz's best-selling record.
Paul Jackson is an American jazz electric bassist and composer. He played on several of Herbie Hancock's albums, including Head Hunters and Thrust.
Ryo Kawasaki was a Japanese jazz fusion guitarist, composer and band leader, best known as one of the first musicians to develop and popularise the fusion genre and for helping to develop the guitar synthesizer in collaboration with Roland Corporation and Korg. His album Ryo Kawasaki and the Golden Dragon Live was one of the first all-digital recordings and he created the Kawasaki Synthesizer for the Commodore 64. During the 1960s, he played with various Japanese jazz groups and also formed his own bands. In the early 1970s, he moved to New York City, where he settled and worked with Gil Evans, Elvin Jones, Chico Hamilton, Ted Curson, Joanne Brackeen amongst others. In the mid-1980s, Kawasaki drifted out of performing music in favour of writing music software for computers. He also produced several techno dance singles, formed his own record company called Satellites Records, and later returned to jazz-fusion in 1991.
Live Under the Sky was an annual jazz festival held in summer, July and August, at the Denen Coliseum and Yomiuriland in Tokyo and other areas in Japan. The multiple day festival featured musicians from Japan and other countries performing on different stages. It was held from 1977 – 1992.
"Satin Doll" is a jazz standard written by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn with lyrics by Johnny Mercer. Written in 1953, the song has been recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, 101 Strings, Terry Callier, and Nancy Wilson. Its chord progression is well known for its unusual use of chords and opening with a ii-V-I turnaround.
"Day by Day" is a popular song with music by Axel Stordahl and Paul Weston and lyrics by Sammy Cahn. Chart versions in 1946 were by Frank Sinatra ; Jo Stafford; Les Brown; and Bing Crosby with Mel Tormé and His Mel-Tones.
Ernest Andrew "Ernie" Royal was a jazz trumpeter. His older brother was clarinetist and alto saxophonist Marshal Royal, with whom he appears on the classic Ray Charles big band recording The Genius of Ray Charles (1959).
Teddy Kotick was a jazz bassist, who appeared as a sideman with many of the leading figures of the 1940s and 1950s, including Charlie Parker, Buddy Rich, Artie Shaw, Horace Silver, Phil Woods and Bill Evans. He was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Kotick never recorded as a leader. He died of a brain tumor in 1986, aged 57.
Chick Corea is an American jazz pianist and composer born on June 12, 1941 in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Chick started learning piano at age four. He recorded his first album in 1966 with Tones For Joan's Bones. Corea performed with Blue Mitchell, Willie Bobo, Cal Tjader, and Herbie Mann in the mid-1960s. In the late 1960s, he performed with Stan Getz and Miles Davis. He became a role model for many young jazz pianists of the 1970s. He ranks with Herbie Hancock and Keith Jarrett as one of the main pianists to appear after Bill Evans and McCoy Tyner, and he has composed such prominent jazz standards as "Spain," "La Fiesta," and "Windows".
Directstep is the twenty-fourth studio album by jazz pianist Herbie Hancock. The record was released only in Japan on January 21, 1979, via CBS/Sony label.
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The recordings of American jazz saxophonist Stan Getz from 1944 to 1991.
This is the discography for American jazz musician Richard Davis.
Kasai is a Japanese surname. Notable people with the surname include:
This is the discography for American double bassist Ron Carter.
This is the discography for American jazz musician Dave Liebman.
Masabumi Kikuchi with Gil Evans is a studio album lead by jazz pianist and composer Masabumi Kikuchi with support of Gil Evans, recorded during Gil's first visitation to Japan in 1972. CD version was released from EmArcy label in 1989 with additional three tracks.