Thursday, October 01, 2015

KEIKO MATSUI To Release "LIVE IN TOKYO" CD/DVD on October 2 Via Shanachie Entertainment #jazz


Concert Showcases SOUL QUEST, Her Most Recent Critically Acclaimed Studio Album
Special Guests Include Guitarist Chuck Loeb and Saxophonists Kirk Whalum & Tom Braxton
U.S. Tour Oct 9 - Nov 15 Covers Boston, Washington DC, Cleveland & Seattle

On October 2, Shanachie Entertainment will release “Live In Tokyo,” the definitive concert experience from contemporary jazz icon Keiko Matsui. Recorded during a sold-out stop on her 2014 Soul Quest World Tour, the CD/DVD release showcases her stunning live show like never before.

Captured in a state-of-the-art theater in the TV Asahi EX Tower building in the vibrant nightlife district of Roppongi in Minato, Tokyo, the extraordinary 74-minute journey showcases the prowess of a truly transcendent artist at her peak powers. Deftly leading the bristling affair, Matsui hypnotically gallops through electrifying extended excursions of “Dream Seeker,” “Black Lion,” and “Stingo,” all from her critically-acclaimed album Soul Quest.

Joining the improvisational mastery is long-time collaborator Chuck Loeb who adds soaring guitar on “Caricias" and “Proof” while saxophonist Kirk Whalum reprises his guest appearance on “Affirmation,” from Matsui’s album The Road… Elsewhere, Keiko delights the crowd with fan favorites “Forever, Forever,” “Safari” and “Bridge Over The Stars" before Loeb & Whalum re-join the ensemble for a show-stopping encore of “Antartica: A Call to Action” and "A Night with Cha Cha,” both cornerstones of Soul Quest.

The companion DVD chronicles the action in high definition, as this historic night unfolds before a rapturous audience. Extras on the 3-hour, 16-minute DVD include behind-the-scenes footage at the conclusion of the concert, a bonus performance of "Midnight Stone" (Adapted w/ "En Aranjuez Con Tu Amor”) and a 13-minute alternate live version of “Caricias".

With over 1.2 million units sold in the U.S. over her 25-year recording career, Keiko Matsui is one of the most recognized artists in contemporary jazz. Her elegant piano melodies and spell-binding grooves have universal appeal, cementing her legacy as one of the preeminent entertainers in the world. To celebrate Tokyo, Keiko will embark on a U.S. Tour from October 9 to November 15, with select shows from Boston to Seattle.

TOUR DATES
Oct 09 - Boston, MA @ Scullers
Oct 10 - Boston, MA @ Scullers
Oct 16 - Akron, OH @ The Tangier
Oct 17 - Alexandria, VA @ The Birchmere
Oct 18 - Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head On Stage
Oct 24 - Nov 1 - Eastern Caribbean; Capital Jazz Cruise
Nov 12 - Seattle, WA @ Dimitriou's Jazz Alley
Nov 13 - Seattle, WA @ Dimitriou's Jazz Alley
Nov 14 - Seattle, WA @ Dimitriou's Jazz Alley
Nov 15 - Seattle, WA @ Dimitriou's Jazz Alley
Feb 21-28 - Eastern Caribbean; Dave Koz & Friends at Sea

KEIKO MATSUI
LIVE IN TOKYO

CD
1. Dream Seeker
2. Black Lion
3. Forever Forever
4. Caricias (ft. Chuck Loeb)
5. Proof (ft. Chuck Loeb)
6. Affirmation (ft. Kirk Whalum)
7. Soul Quest
8. Safari
9. Stingo
10. Bridge Over The Stars
11. Antarctica: A Call to Action (ft. Kirk Whalum & Chuck Loeb)
12. A Night with Cha Cha (ft. Kirk Whalum & Chuck Loeb)
13. Deep Blue

DVD
1. Dream Seeker
2. Black Lion
3. Forever Forever
4. Caricias (ft. Chuck Loeb)
5. Proof (ft. Chuck Loeb)
6. Affirmation (ft. Kirk Whalum)
7. Soul Quest
8. Safari
9. Stingo
10. Bridge Over The Stars
11. Antarctica: A Call to Action (ft. Kirk Whalum & Chuck Loeb)
12. A Night with Cha Cha (ft. Kirk Whalum & Chuck Loeb)

DVD EXTRAS
1. Before the Doors… (11:12)
2. The Memories 9:01)
3. Midnight Stone Adapted w/ En Aranjuez Con Tu Amor (6:32)
4. Caricias (13:39)

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