Tamura, Natsuki

Libra, 2013CD
Instrument: Trumpet

Issue: 19.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Avant Garde
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Trumpeter Natsuki Tamura frequently plays contemporary free jazz in various configurations. On Dragon Nat, he takes his first solo outing in nearly a decade! He combines pure sweet tones with raspy vocalized renderings in a creative set that remains true to form (free jazz) but is much more palatable to the ordinary listener as there is a singular voice. Many of the tunes are from his quartet, Gato Libre but again easier to embrace here.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz