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/
- 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.