Blue Note, 2004, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O’s Notes: Takashi Matsunaga plays piano in a trio with Daiki Yasukagawa (b) and Junji Hirose (d). The music programs alternates between soft provocative ballads like “The World In Sorrow” and racy tracks like “Jungle Song”. Matsunaga wrote all eight songs and he plays with varied meters and rhythms to keep the session lively and engaging. The liner notes contain an interview with Takashi discussing each track. It’s a nice touch on a strong performance.