Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Jazz, New Age, Pop
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Tom K. (ipstom) from RIVERVIEW, FL
Reviewed on 2/23/2010...
This is almost as enjoyable as when I got to see her in person!
A move in a "Keiko" direction!
E. B. Hopkins | Seattle, WA | 07/23/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"One of the main reasons why I became a Keiko Matsui fan was her ability to create a "new and inovative" sound. With the release of her latest, "Deep Blue", she does NOT disappoint!Personally, for all of her works that I own, this CD seems to embody her most spirtually and artistically moving tracks ever! Although Keiko's been making "hits" since the mid-80's that I know about, it's just now that she's hitting her commercial strides and that's exciting. Blending her Eastern mysticism together with soulful and heartfelt melodies, she'll continue to climb the charts and repeat as female artist of the year as she did in 2000!I haven't yet decided which is my favorite track on this CD, but I've listened to "Across The Sun" about 100 times already, with the title track, "Deep Blue", running a close second.Personally, if you're looking for rest and relaxation from you music sources, stop here and take a listen. If you're looking for the continued growth of this Japanese composer/keyboardist, Keiko Matsui....you'll find it in this CD! Make this one a part of your collection!"
Delicate, inspired piano playing stands out -- at last!
Paul A. Seaman | Montgomery Village, MD United States | 12/05/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was relieved when Keiko Matsui finally began to move away from her chosen light jazz sound on Whisper From the Mirror. I am a big fan of electronic/space music (and that category of "New Age" music) so I really enjoyed Whisper. But ultimately it is Matsui's incredible, sensitive, subtly adventurous piano playing that is her distinctive quality --in WHATEVER genre you want to "pigeon-hole" her-- and is what drew me to her music. I know the light jazz sound that has characterized most of her albums has commercial appeal, and her catchy melodies are still far more distinctive than most anything by, say, David Sanborn and the like, but given the SPIRITUAL quality of her piano playing (quite evident by the way on her husband Kazu Matsui's album, Tribal Mozart) I continue to long for a solo album by Keiko Matsui, such as the legendary ones by Keith Jarrett. Until then, Deep Blue gives us an indication of what that might be like--and of the serious jazz Ms. Matsui is capable of."