Kazumi Ikenaga + PAUSELAND: Niwatazumi

Niwatazumi (a large puddle remaining after heavy rainfall) is a wonderful modern jazz record of spacey original compositions and mature musicianship, in the breathy and open style of a modern ECM recording. A mix of relaxing, anthemic, and at times mesmerizing, and at other times, gently rocking and grooving.

Leader: Kazumi Ikenaga · 池長和美 · http://www.graphic-art.com/ikenaga/

Musicians:

  • Kazumi Ikenaga – drums
  • Christian Vuust – tenor saxophone and clarinet
  • Jakob Buchanan – flugelhorn
  • Soren Dahl Jeppesen – guitar
  • Klaus Nørgaard – bass

Released in 2017 on Cloud DDCJ-4019.

 

* Audio sample at top of page from “Unspoken Language”, first track on this album.