matsui

Famous bamboo flute player, who likes west coast music…

The most famous bamboo flute player in the contemporary music field Kazu Matsui started his “Kazu Matsui Project” in 1981, and with this, he has released 7 albums.

Beside the “Project”, Kazu Matsui has build up a career by playing the traditional Japanese instrument Bamboo Flute, and you can hear him on several movie soundtracs, where “Shogun” is one of them. His wife Keiko Matsui has released several jazz fusion album, where you can hear Kazu as a producer.

Read more about Kazu Matsui here:

http://www.kazumatsui.com

Discography

See You There

Tokuma Records 2012

Tracks: Love is Where You Find It, Love’s Gone, I Close My Eyes, Castles, Afternoon Delight, Sentimental Solo Song, Midnight Shuffle, Silent Partners, Earth Beat, See You There & Just for A Day (CD bonus track).

Musicians on the See You There album: Kazu Matsui, Denny Fongheiser, Freddie Washington Jr., Paul Jackson Jr., Michael Landau, Keiko Matsui, Eric Marienthal, Rick Baptist, Charlie Davis, Allan Kaplan, Michael Fisher, Terry Bradford, Maxi Anderson, Derek Nakamoto, Marva King, Marlena Jeter, Billy Griffin, Dennis Belfield, Pier Gautier, Darryl Phinessee, Gary Stockdale, Randy Kerber, Carlos Vega, Jimmy Johson, John Crosse, Susie Katayama, Carl Anderson, Phil Perry, Charles Fearing, Brandon Fields, Lynn Davis & Phillip Ingram.

Marine Fantasia

Tokuma Records 2012

Tracks: Alone Tonight, Run, Marine Fantasia, Wind Crusing, Break The Lock, Sail Into The Sun, Ghost Of Atlantis, Gangama (Mother Ganges), Everybody Wants To Fly, A Hundred Miracles (For Sarah) & Fish (CD bonus track).

Musicians on the Marine Fantasia album: Kazu Matsui, Dann Huff, Randy Kerber, Alan Pasqua, Greg Bissonette, David White, Michael Fisher, Brandon Fields, Warren Stanyer, Marlena Jeter, Lisa Roberts, Grant Geissman, Andrea Robinson, Keith Landry, Maxi Anderson, Howard Smith, Bill Martin, Barnaby Finch, Moyers Lucas Jr. & Carl Anderson.

Standing On The Outside

Cool Sound Records 2008

Tracks: Standing On The Outside, Time Flies, Save Your Nights For Me, Me On The One Side, Wheels Of Love, Tell That Girl, Illusions, Sunset Memory, Love´s A Heartache & Sun Lake.

Musicians on the Love´s A Heartache album: Kazu Matsui, Robben Ford, Russell Ferrante, Nathan East, Vinnie Colaiuta, Derek Nakamoto, Michael Fisher, Ralf Rickert, Doug Wintz, Larry Klimas, Maxi Anderson, Marlena Jeter, Howard Smith, Phillip Ingram, Abraham Laboriel, Neil Stubenhaus, Darryl Phinnesee, Randy Waldman, Bill Meyers, Dave Boruff, Robert Jason, Claudia & Freddie Washington Jr.

Time No Longer

Cool Sound Records 2008

Tracks are: Overture (Rainy Moon), Sunset And The Mistrel, Voice From Dark, Dwars’ Workshop, Goblin Hunt, Father On (Song From The Prison), Bonfire (Centeredance), The Desert & Time No Longer (The Great Time – Giant Wakes Up).

Musicians on the Time No Longer album: Kazu Matsui, Robben Ford, Steve Lukather, Larry Carlton, Lee Ritenour, Paul Jackson Jr., Russell Ferrante, Victor Feldman, Brian Mann, Terry Trotter, Katie Kirkpatrick Mann, Alphonso Johnson, Abraham Laboriel, Jeff Porcaro, John Ferraro, Vinnie Colaiuta, Steve Forman, Alex Acuna & Grant Gullickson, Carl Anderson.

Pioneer

Kazu Music 2006

Tracks: Love Is Gone, Sentimental Slow Song, Afternoon Delight, I Close My Eyes, Love Is Where You Fint It, See You There, Romantic Notion, Ariana, Castles, Overture, Standing On The Outside, Sail To The Sun, Sunset And The Minstrel, Farther On & The Direction You Take.

Musicians on the Pioneer album: Kazu Matsui, Denny Fongheiser, Paul Jackson Jr., Derek Nakamoto, Michael Fisher, Maxi Anderson, Marlena Jeter, Billy Griffin, Marva King, Freddie Washington, Charles Fearing, Brandon Fields, Carl Anderson, Carlos Vega, Randy Kerber,    Keiko Matsui, Randy Waldman, Phil Perry, Darrly Phinesse, Gary Stockdale, Dennis Belfield, Pier Gautier, Terry Bradford, Denny Fongheiser, Eric Marienthal, Rick Baptist, Charlie Davis, Allan Kaplan, Philip Ingram, Dann Huff, John Barnes, Barnaby Finch, Bill Meyers, Gregory Walker, Ed Greene, Abraham Laboriel, Scott Martin, Dave Boruff, Steve Madaio, Chuck Findley, John Liotine, Joel Peskin, Jimmy Johnson, Carlos Rios, Ndugu Chandler, Russell Ferrante, Paulinho Da Costa, Robben Ford, Vinnie Colaiuta, Nathan East, Ralf Richert, Doug Wintz, Larry Klimas, Howard Smith, Tommy Funderburk, Brian Mann, Moyes Lucas, Martin Lind, Ed Mann, Warren Stanyer, Greg Bissonette, David White, Alan Pasqua, Lisa Roberts, Grant Gullickson, Jeff Porcaro, Alphonso Johnson, Steve Forman, Jennifer Warnes, Slyde Hyde & Johan Bonine.

See You There

Tokuma Records 1987

Tracks: Love is Where You Find It, Love’s Gone, I Close My Eyes, Castles, Afternoon Delight, Sentimental Solo Song, Midnight Shuffle, Silent Partners, Earth Beat, See You There & Just for A Day (CD bonus track).

Musicians on the See You There album: Kazu Matsui, Denny Fongheiser, Freddie Washington Jr., Paul Jackson Jr., Michael Landau, Keiko Matsui, Eric Marienthal, Rick Baptist, Charlie Davis, Allan Kaplan, Michael Fisher, Terry Bradford, Maxi Anderson, Derek Nakamoto, Marva King, Marlena Jeter, Billy Griffin, Dennis Belfield, Pier Gautier, Darryl Phinessee, Gary Stockdale, Randy Kerber, Carlos Vega, Jimmy Johson, John Crosse, Susie Katayama, Carl Anderson, Phil Perry, Charles Fearing, Brandon Fields, Lynn Davis & Phillip Ingram.

Time No Longer

Frog Records 1986

Tracks: Overture (Rainy Moon), Sunset And The Mistrel, Voice From Dark, Dwars’ Workshop, Goblin Hunt, Father On (Song From The Prison), Bonfire (Centeredance), The Desert & Time No Longer (The Great Time – Giant Wakes Up).

Musicians on the Time No Longer album: Kazu Matsui, Robben Ford, Steve Lukather, Larry Carlton, Lee Ritenour, Paul Jackson Jr., Russell Ferrante, Victor Feldman, Brian Mann, Terry Trotter, Katie Kirkpatrick Mann, Alphonso Johnson, Abraham Laboriel, Jeff Porcaro, John Ferraro, Vinnie Colaiuta, Steve Forman, Alex Acuna & Grant Gullickson, Carl Anderson.

Marine Fantasia

Tokuma Records 1986

Tracks: Alone Tonight, Run, Marine Fantasia, Wind Crusing, Break The Lock, Sail Into The Sun, Ghost Of Atlantis, Gangama (Mother Ganges), Everybody Wants To Fly, A Hundred Miracles (For Sarah) & Fish (CD bonus track).

Musicians on the Marine Fantasia album: Kazu Matsui, Dann Huff, Randy Kerber, Alan Pasqua, Greg Bissonette, David White, Michael Fisher, Brandon Fields, Warren Stanyer, Marlena Jeter, Lisa Roberts, Grant Geissman, Andrea Robinson, Keith Landry, Maxi Anderson, Howard Smith, Bill Martin, Barnaby Finch, Moyers Lucas Jr. & Carl Anderson.

Standing In The Wings

Kazu Records 1985

Tracks: Don´t Look Back, Standing In The Wings, That Girl, Desire, Doctor O´mein, Head Above Water & Into The Nightfall.

Musicians on the Standing In The Wings album: Kazu Matsui, Steve Wood, Martin Lind, Barnaby Finch, Randy Waldman, Carlos Rios, John Robinson, Jimmy Johnson, Mike Fisher, Chris Farren, Issei Noro, Tommy Funderburk, Brian Mann, Dann Huff, Moyes Lucas, Leon Gaer, Ed Mann, Maxi Anderson, Marlene Jeter, Gerry Stober, Grant Geissman, Greg Bissonette, David White, Philip Ingram, Daryl Phinnesse, Freddy Washington Jr. & Vinnie Colaiuta.

Is That The Way To Your Heart

Pony Canyon Inc. 1984

Tracks: Is That The Way To Your Heart, Mystery Girl, How To Handle Love, Let’s Pretend, The Music Inside You, Round The Corner (Bonus Track), Song In Blue, Ariana, Romantic Notions, Fireflies, Don’t You Know That & Break Away Gentry.

Musicians on Is That The Way To Your Heart album: Kazu Matsui, Paul Jackson Jr. Charles Johnson, Dan Huff, Guy Thomas, Robben Ford, Grant Geissman, Scott Martin, Charles Fearing, Bill Cuomo, Bill Meyers, Randy Waldman, Guy Thomas, Russell Ferrante, Barnaby Finch, John Barnes, Derek Nakamoto, Steve Wood, Abraham Laboriel, Nathan East, Kevin Brandon, Ed Greene, Carlos Vega, Paulinho Da Costa, Mike Fisher, Vinnie Colaiuta, Judd Miller, Joel Peskin, Dave Boruff, Mike Acosta, Steve Madaio, Chuck Findley, John Liotine, Kazue Kudo, Norman Dozier, Phil Perry, Philip Ingram, Gregory Walker, Lorrie Griffin, Eric Tagg, Marva King, Guy Thomas´, Maxi Anderson, Marlena Jeter, Philip Ingram & Darryl Phinnessee.

Standing On The Outside

Mobile Fidelity 1983

Tracks: Standing On The Outside, Time Flies, Save Your Nights For Me, Me On The One Side, Wheels Of Love, Tell That Girl, Illusions, Sunset Memory, Love´s A Heartache & Sun Lake.

Musicians on the Love´s A Heartache album: Kazu Matsui, Robben Ford, Russell Ferrante, Nathan East, Vinnie Colaiuta, Derek Nakamoto, Michael Fisher, Ralf Rickert, Doug Wintz, Larry Klimas, Maxi Anderson, Marlena Jeter, Howard Smith, Phillip Ingram, Abraham Laboriel, Neil Stubenhaus, Darryl Phinnesee, Randy Waldman, Bill Meyers, Dave Boruff, Robert Jason, Claudia & Freddie Washington Jr.

Love´s A Heartache/Robben Ford

Mobile Fidelity 1983

Tracks: Standing On The Outside, Time Flies, Save Your Nights For Me, Me On The One Side, Wheels Of Love, Tell That Girl, Illusions, Sunset Memory, Love´s A Heartache & Sun Lake.

Musicians on the Love´s A Heartache album: Kazu Matsui, Robben Ford, Russell Ferrante, Nathan East, Vinnie Colaiuta, Derek Nakamoto, Michael Fisher, Ralf Rickert, Doug Wintz, Larry Klimas, Maxi Anderson, Marlena Jeter, Howard Smith, Phillip Ingram, Abraham Laboriel, Neil Stubenhaus, Darryl Phinnesee, Randy Waldman, Bill Meyers, Dave Boruff, Robert Jason, Claudia & Freddie Washington Jr.

The Direction-West

Pony Canyon Inc. 1982

Tracks: Overture At The End Of The Alley (England, 1840…..), Then I Heard The Sound Of Rain, Fortune Teller, The Direction You Take, From These Hills, A Night Of The Great Canyon & Fiesta En Los Andes (Festival In The Andes).

Musicians on the The Direction-West album: Kazu Matsui, Carlos Rios, Paul Jackson Jr., Russell Ferrante, Craig Hundley, Satoshi Nakamura, Abraham Laboriel, “Ndugu” Leon Chancler, Vinnie Colaiuta, John Ferraro, Jun Aoyama, Paulinho Da Costa, Joel Peskin, Steve Madaio, Chuck Findley, Slyde Hyde, John Bonine, Earth Wind & Fire Horns, Bill Champlin, Jennifer Warnes, Rena Scott, Maxi Anderson, Lisa Robers & Marlena Jeter.

Time No Longer

Kazu Records 1981

Tracks Overture (Rainy Moon), Sunset And The Mistrel, Voice From Dark, Dwars’ Workshop, Goblin Hunt, Father On (Song From The Prison), Bonfire (Centeredance), The Desert & Time No Longer (The Great Time – Giant Wakes Up).

Musicians on the Time No Longer album: Kazu Matsui, Robben Ford, Steve Lukather, Larry Carlton, Lee Ritenour, Paul Jackson Jr., Russell Ferrante, Victor Feldman, Brian Mann, Terry Trotter, Katie Kirkpatrick Mann, Alphonso Johnson, Abraham Laboriel, Jeff Porcaro, John Ferraro, Vinnie Colaiuta, Steve Forman, Alex Acuna & Grant Gullickson, Carl Anderson.

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