Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Masabumi Kikuchi 1939-2015

Pianist Masabumi Kikuchi has died. I mainly knew him through two very beautiful records by Tethered Moon, his band with Paul Motian and Gary Peacock— TM Plays Kurt Weill, and First Meeting. But he did a lot of other things. Ethan Iverson interviewed Kikuchi at his blog, Do The Math, and it's worth reading.

Some more listening after the break:

More Tethered Moon:

An album from the 70s in a heavy McCoy Tyner kind of zone; with Eric Gravatt on the drums:

From his album with Gil Evans:

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