|Birth name||Tsuyoshi Yamamoto (山本剛, Yamamoto Tsuyoshi)|
|Born||23 March 1948|
Sado Island, Niigata, Japan
Tsuyoshi Yamamoto (山本剛, Yamamoto Tsuyoshi, born 23 March 1948) is a Japanese jazz pianist and composer.
Yamamoto was largely self-taught as a pianist, although he did have piano lessons as a child.He attended Nihon University. As a student there, he played professionally, first as an accompanist to pop singer Micky Curtis; they toured Europe in 1967. In 1974, he became house pianist at Misty, a Tokyo jazz club. He also made his recording debut as leader that year. He played major international festivals in the late 1970s. He also "lived in New York for a year, when he performed with Dizzy Gillespie, Carmen McRae, Sam Jones, Billy Higgins, Elvin Jones, and Sonny Stitt, among others."
Commenting on Yamamoto's 2008 album What a Wonderful Trio!, Audiophile Audition noted that "Yamamoto seems to favor the very highest reaches of the treble keyboard with great gusto".
An asterisk (*) after the year indicates that it is the year of release.
|1974||Midnight Sugar||Three Blind Mice||Trio, with Isao Fukui (bass), Tetsujiro Obara (drums)|
|1974*||Misty||Three Blind Mice||Trio, with Isao Fukui (bass), Tetsujiro Obara (drums)|
|1974||Blues For Tee||Three Blind Mice|
|1974*||Now's The Time||Three Blind Mice||TBM-29 Isao Suzuki & Sunao Wada With The Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio, George Otsuka Quintet|
|1974*||Live at the Misty||Three Blind Mice||Trio|
|1974||The In Crowd||Three Blind Mice||TBM-52|
|1975*||Night And Day||Three Blind Mice||Koji Moriyama With The Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio|
|1975*||Sunny||Frasco||Minami With Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio|
|1976||Life||East Wind||Trio, with Sam Jones (bass), Billy Higgins (drums)|
|1978*||Blues to East||Philips||Trio, with Tsutomo Okada (bass), Hiroshi Murakami (drums)|
|1978||Midnight Sun||Three Blind Mice||Trio, with Tsutomo Okada (bass), Keiji Kishida (drums)|
|1979||Bass Club||King Records||Trio, with Red Mitchell (bass), Isao Suzuki (piccolo bass)|
|1980*||P.S. I Love You||Toshiba EMI||With Seiichi Nakamura (tenor sax), Jim McNeely (synthesizer), Shinobu Ito (guitar), Teruo Nakamura (bass), Art Gore (drums), Chuggy Carter and Nobu Urushiyama (percussion)|
|1981*||Zephyr||Concord||With Bob Maize, Jeff Hamilton, Jeff Clayton|
|1985*||Another Holiday||Warner Bros.|
|1999||Speak Low||Venus||Trio, with Tsutomu Okada (bass), Yoshitaka Uematsu (drums)|
|2001*||Autumn in Seattle||First Impression Music||Trio, with Ken Kaneko (bass), Toshio Osumi (drums)|
|2008||What a Wonderful Trio!||First Impression Music||Trio, with Hiroshi Kagawa (bass), Toshio Osumi (drums)|
|2013||Gentle Blues||Venus||Trio, with Hiroshi Kagawa (bass), Toshio Osumi (drums)|
|2013||What a Wonderful World||Venus||Trio, with Hiroshi Kagawa (bass), Toshio Osumi (drums)|
|1977*||Yoshio Otomo||Moon Ray||Three Blind Mice|
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