I played at a Jazz festival by the great pianist/composer/arranger Mr.Norio Maeda.
Many famous musicians were there and I was given the rear chance to be able play as a new comer.
Since I play the flute I do not have many chances to hear and play with Big Bands. The windbreakers sound was like the king of jazz and Mr.Norio Maeda has such a strong atmosphere it was a great honor to be on the same stage.
My job for today is to play Mal Waldron’s “Trane’s soul eyes” He is one of the musicians that I am most interested in now and I feel something Japanese in this tune which I wanted to express with my flute.
Nearly 1600 people were there and it was a great experience.