Black Orpheus - Masabumi Kikuchi
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  1. Tokyo, Pt. 1
  2. Tokyo, Pt. 2
  3. Tokyo, Pt. 3
  4. Tokyo, Pt. 4
  5. Tokyo, Pt. 5
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  1. Tokyo, Pt. 1
  2. Tokyo, Pt. 2
  3. Tokyo, Pt. 3
  4. Tokyo, Pt. 4
  5. Tokyo, Pt. 5
  6. Manhã de Carnaval
  7. Tokyo, Pt. 6
  8. Tokyo, Pt. 7
  9. Tokyo, Pt. 8
  10. Tokyo, Pt. 9
  11. Little Abi
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Of the albums pianist Masabumi Kikuchi released as a leader or participated in as a sideman, few, if any, are as personal and revelatory as Black Orpheus. Recorded solo at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall in 2012, it was his final such outing. In his liner notes, pianist Ethan Iverson -- who admits he was not initially convinced of Kikuchi's gifts -- states that, "The best of Masabumi has extraordinary vulnerability and corresponding extraordinary magic." Kikuchi was an outsider artist, determined to follow his own way ...

Black Orpheus 2016, ECM

UPC: 602547322159

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