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How dare we spend so much valuable energy answering such questions as "What is Jazz?".

WILLIAM PARKER , SOUND JOURNALSOUND JOURNAL

JUST LISTEN!

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Biography

"Natsuki Tamura's trumpet has some of the stark, melancholy lyricism of Miles, the bristling rage of late 60s Freddie Hubbard and a dollop of the extended techniques of W. Leo Smith and Lester Bowie." - Mark Keresman "Imagine Don Cherry woke up one morning, found he'd joined an avant goth-rock band and was booked to score an Italian horror movie. It might be an unlikely scenario, but it goes some way to describing this magnificent sprawl of a record from Japanese trumpeter Natsuki Tamura... Hada Hada is a deeply compelling listen." - Peter Marsh, BBC"Tamura shrewdly creates a sound world that while completely his own also hints at the mythological and musical folklore of Asian and European cultures.... a persona no less self-contained than that of early, wandering bluesmen like Robert Johnson or Charlie Patton." - Ken Waxman, Jazzweekly