In more than 40 years of my life as a musician, I was fortunate enough to encounter many excellent musicians. Luckily, I could have a lot of experience of playing in various performance styles from straight ahead jazz to free-style improvisation.
My long-term dream is to release a ballad album. In creation of the album it was my great pleasure that I could perform with the most supreme musicians and I could go back to the basics of performance to play melodies like singing on saxophone.
I would like to dedicate this album to John Coltrane and Elvin Jones. It is John Coltrane who made me resolve to live as a saxophonist and is still alive in my mind even though 50 years passed after his death. Elvin Jones showed me the way to live my life as a musician. I want to extend my sincere thanks to both.
Screens with Carmine Street Guitars.