When we talk about “pianist and essayist”, it used be for Yosuke YAMASHITA.
However, do not forget Chihiro YAMANAKA !!
Also, there is a monthly column on the magazine, JAZZ JAPAN, which is one of the purpose to read its magazine !!
Of course, her piano play is one of the top of top in Japan.
One of the recent impact was “MONK STUDIES (2017)” Unbelievable it is with Electric piano and Synthesizer !!! It is definitely one of the greatest tribute album for Monk (Oct.10,1917– Feb.17, 1982)
GOD GIVES WITH TWO HANDS !! Or somebody talks about three hands adding BEAUTY !!
She started her professional carrier from 2001 with her first album, “Living Without Friday”.
That is 20 years anniversary !! 20 Anniversary tour stars from Oct.30 !! In Tokyo, on Nov.6th at Sumida Triphony Hall.