MP3 Shoko Nagai - Vortex
Combining influence from 1960''s post bop, free jazz and world music. They have developed a unique sound in New York jazz scene. "This is a beautiful offering from a fine pianist and composer"-All About Jazz in NYC
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- VORTEX - Combining influence from 1960''s post bop,free jazz and world https://www.tradebit.com Shoko Nagai has developed a unique sound in New York jazz https://www.tradebit.comturing some of the most talented musicians to be found in New York,the currentlineup consists of SamNewsome(https://www.tradebit.com), GregTardy(https://www.tradebit.com) Dave Hertzberg(Bass)Satoshi Takeishi(Percussion),and leaders powerfully emotive https://www.tradebit.comai''s compositions are energetic,heartfelt and many-layered,and the ensemble''s improvisations reflect the singular mood of each https://www.tradebit.com Quintet released its first CD "Two Level Crossing"which skyprduction records in 2000 and has performed extensively at the Blue Note Knitting factory,Tonic, Stone, Location One and throughout New York City.
Born in Nagoya, Japan, composer and pianist Shoko Nagai has been evolving as a professional musician for twelve years. After graduating from Berklee College of Music in 1999 she moved to New York City and quickly established herself in the downtown jazz scene performing with such renowned artists as John Zorn, Rasheid Ali, Butch Morris, Tom Rainy, Louie Beloginis, Ikue Mori, Satoshi Takeishi, Cuog Vu, Roy Champbell, Sam Newsome, Greg Tardy, Lukas Ligeti, Daniel Carter, Ohad Talmor to name a few. The Shoko Nagai Quintet which features some of New York''s best musicians has performed extensively at the BlueNote, Knitting factory, Tonic, Stone, Roulette as well as at other top New York clubs. Nagai released her first CD "Two levels Crossing" in 2000, 2nd CD "VORTEX" in 2002, 3rd. CD "Vsoon" in 2003 which sky productions records. Nagai has performed in Norway (Natt Jazz Festival 1998), Switzerland and Israel. Her most recent project is "Vortex" which is a free improvisation duet with electronics. In 2005, she received a grant from Philadelphia Music Project 2005 Grant for JazzJaunts, a project in which seven jazz artists will compose and premiere compositions that incorporate musical traditions from their cultural roots, spanning South Africa, Cuba, Brazil, South India, Iraq, Japan, and the Jewish Diaspora.
Born and raising in https://www.tradebit.com reled on the Dutch label Criss Crossfor 10 years. Already a highly respected saxphonist in the mid-90s in Telance Blanchard''s Quintet. Also he has performed with Donald Byrd,
Mulgrew Miller, Leon Parker, Avishai cohen, Jeff ''Tain'' Watts, David https://www.tradebit.com carreer changing move that has paid off richly with his Columbia records debut. His Palmetto debut in 1999, Sam Newsome & Global Unity expands upon that project''s amalgam of world rhythms African, Brazilian, Indian, Middle Eastern,Latin and https://www.tradebit.com is difenetary master jazz, playing are passion and deep more than tequnic. Satoshi Takeishi is one of the member in his band.
Satoshi Takeishi,drummer,percussionist, and arranger is a native of Mito Japan. He studied music at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. While at Berklee he developed and interest in the music of South America and went to live in Colombia following the invitation
of a friend. He spent four years there and forgemany musical and personal relationships. His interest expanded to the rhythms and melodies of the middle east where he studied and performed with Armenian-American oud master Joe Zeytoonian. Since moving to New York in 1991 he has performed and collaborated with many musicians such as Ray Barretto, Carlos Valdes,Eliane Elias, Mark Johnson, Herbie Mann, Paul Winter Consort, Dave Liebman, Randy Brecker, Mark Helias, John Zorn, Anthony Braxton, , Mark Murphy, Toshiko Akiyoshi big band and Pablo Ziegler to name a few. He continues to explore multi-cultural and improvisational music with local musicians and composers in New York.
Dave Hertzberg -bass
Born and raised in New York City, Dave Hertzberg has been playing upright and electric bass on the New York scene for four https://www.tradebit.comerienced in a wide range of musical styles including jazz, rock, fusion, and folk,he has appeared in countless venuesthroughout the New York https://www.tradebit.comtzberg has performed with such talented musicians as Greg Tardy, Sam Newsome,Matt Willson, Nick Mancini, and Richard Bennett. Currently a member of the jazz collective "Quantum Quartet", the rock-country-jazz-folk band Mad Cow Town, and the Shoko Nagai Quintet, with whom he toured Japan in October 2001-2002. The bassist is currently touring the U.S. with the popular jazz-funk band Ulu, and will be traveling to Peru this summer to perform with Peruvian singer Corrina Bartra. In addition to performing, Hertzberg has an active teaching https://www.tradebit.com teaches music workshops in New York City public schoolsand also gives private bass lessons. Hertzberg is attending the Manhattan School of Music graduate program of 2003.