I'm a jazz pianist, born in Japan and currently residing in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Before moving to Amsterdam, I had lived in New York for 7 years. No matter where I live, no matter whom I play with, despite the differences of nationalities, cultures and backgrounds, we always find common ground in jazz music - improvisation.
photo by Michel Marang
Music has sound, colors, speech and destiny in its creation.
I hope to share such experience with you...
Our concert in Tokyo on April 23 is cancelled
due to Coronavirus.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
Scene from latest concert in Leiden on 21 februari
Atzko Kohashi-piano, Tony Overwater-bass, Angelo Verploegen- flugelhorn
at Hof van Sijthoff
Angelo Verploegen (flugelhorn)
& Tony Overwater (bass)
1. The Village of the Virgins (05:03)
2. Beauty and the Beast (04:44)
3. First Song (06:53)
4. Peau Douce (03:13)
5. Virgo (06:13)
6. A's Blues (03:08)
7. La Pasionaria (05:16)
8. Yi Jian (04:40)
9. Hermitage (05:59)
10. Ballad for Ché (03:24)
Virgo is the sixth astrological sign in the Zodiac and the Goddess of Innocence and Purity in Greek mythology. The word “Virgo” means virgin in Latin and the Virgo symbol is designed to depict Virgin- innocence and purity.
Innocence and purity are also important elements for Japanese aesthetics, which generate simplicity and freshness. You see it in many of classic Japanese art form such as choreography, ink brush paintings, ikebana (art of flower arrangement), sado (tea ceremony), noh (the oldest Japanese theatrical art), etc. Innocence and purity also encourage artists’ creativity and spontaneity.
released by Jazz in Motion
Recorded 2 track reel to reel
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by Rhapsody Analog Recoordings
NEW Album Out Now!
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