Tamura, Natsuki

Suika, 2021CD
Instrument: Trumpet

Issue: 27.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Avant Garde
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 77
Score Chart

O’s Notes: This is a solo effort from the renowned, 70-year-old, Japanese, free jazz trumpeter Natsuki Tamura. He starts off with a blazing pace on “Sikirei” then combining percussion (pots) and chants on “Karugamo” and “Kamoni”, presenting a new, tribal sound. He displays warm tone on “Kawau”, a very melodic, ballad, like “Bora”, a piano solo. And the recording would not be complete without Natsuki extracting obscene sounds from his horn on “Sagi”. Tamura-san displays the complete range of his prowess on Koki, a recording that is varied enough for a jazz-fusion classification! Tamura is having a ball and it spills into our enjoyment.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz