Cherry Blossom [Bonus Track]

Cherry Blossom [Bonus Track]

by Keiko MatsuiKeiko Matsui

CD(Bonus Tracks)

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If we're talking Keiko Matsui, we can expect another impressionistic album cover which belies the often explosive music on the disc. Matsui draws a little more from her heritage this time but textures it with soulful excursions ("Walking on the Bridge"). She once again gives radio a seductive earful while continuing her heightened exploration into more challenging orchestral sounds and several impressive, wildly percussive Latin journeys ("Sail South"). Making perfect use of Lenny Castro's spicy percussion and Clay Jenkins' punchy trumpet flavors, Matsui lets loose. The gospel vocal by Arnold McCuller is a strong one. Other newcomers to the fold are guitarist Jorge Strunz, Jon Clark (recorder), and Sam Riney on sax. [The 2003 reissue of Cherry Blossom

Product Details

Release Date: 06/17/2003
Label: Shout Factory
UPC: 0826663021127
catalogNumber: 30211
Rank: 60543


  1. Rainy Season
  2. Sail South
  3. Walking on the Bridge
  4. Crescendo
  5. She Prays to the Wind
  6. Cherry Blossom
  7. Frontier
  8. Foot Steps
  9. Dawn Opener
  10. Crescent Night Dreams

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Keiko Matsui   Primary Artist,Piano,Keyboards,Soloist
Gerald Albright   Saxophone
Sam Riney   Saxophone
Clay Jenkins   Trumpet,Soloist
Anas Allaf   Acoustic Guitar
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Jonathan Clark   English Horn,Recorder,Saxophone
Brad Cummings   Bass
Bernie Dresel   Drums
Ron Komie   Guitar
Kazu Matsui   Shakuhachi
Derek Nakamoto   Synthesizer
John Pena   Bass
Alfie Silas   Background Vocals
Ed Smith   Drums
Gary Stockdale   Synthesizer
Jorge Strunz   Acoustic Guitar
Steve Tavaglione   Saxophone
Yvonne Williams   Background Vocals
Arnold McCuller   Vocals
Bill Armstrong   Trumpet
Richard M. Schmidt   Steel Guitar
Alex Iles   Trombone
Jimmy Johnson   Bass

Technical Credits

Keiko Matsui   Arranger,Composer
Robert Biles   Engineer
Rob Chiarelli   drum programming
Jeff Day   Composer
Kazu Matsui   Producer
Dennis Moody   Engineer
Derek Nakamoto   Arranger
Gary Stockdale   Arranger,String Arrangements
Dale Voelker   Graphic Design
Robert Chiardelli   Engineer
Mark Ruffin   Liner Notes
Cristihan Gutterre   Executive Producer,Cover Design

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