Trinkets and Things

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Trinkets and Things
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Studio album by Joanne Brackeen and Ryo Kawasaki
Released 1978
Recorded August 13, 1978
Studio CI Studio, NYC
Genre Jazz
Label Timeless
SJP 123
Producer Wim Wigt
Joanne Brackeen chronology
AFT
(1977)
Trinkets and Things
(1978)
Prism
(1978)

Trinkets and Things is an album of duets by pianist Joanne Brackeen and guitarist Ryo Kawasaki recorded in 1978 and released on the Danish Timeless label. [1]

Joanne Brackeen is an American jazz pianist and music educator.

Ryo Kawasaki jazz fusion guitarist

Ryo Kawasaki is a jazz fusion guitarist, composer and band leader from Tokyo, Japan. He is 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.

Timeless Records is a jazz record label based in The Netherlands.

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AllMusic reviewer Scott Yanow stated "Joane Brackeen has always been a powerful two-handed pianist. This program of duets with guitarist Ryo Kawasaki finds Brackeen utilizing her left hand in creative fashion, sometimes striding or playing basslines and occasionally implying rather than stating the time. Kawasaki also has plenty of stimulating solos on the set". [2]

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Track listing

All compositions by Joanne Brackeen except where noted.

  1. "Trinkets and Things" (Ryo Kawasaki) – 5:08
  2. "Shadowbrook Air" – 5:58
  3. "Winnie and Woodstock" – 5:18
  4. "Fair Weather" – 4:42
  5. "Whim Within" – 6:36
  6. "Spring of Things" – 7:27
  7. "Haiti B" – 7:24

Personnel

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References

  1. Jazzlists: Timeless Records SJP series discography accessed February 13, 2017
  2. 1 2 Yanow, Scott. Joanne Brackeen – Trinkets and Things: Review at AllMusic . Retrieved February 13, 2017.