Japanese trumpeter/composer Takuya Kuroda recently made his Blue Note Records debut with the release of “Rising Son”,produced by labelmate Jose James.Kuroda started playing the trumpet at the age of twelve and list jazz greats such as Miles Davis,Count Basie and Freddie Hubbard as his main influences.
With his take on modern jazz he brings a truly unique sound to the soul-jazz scene.The album features a heavyweight cast of musicians such as Kris Bowers, Solomon Dorsey, Nate Smith, and Corey King.
“No one sounds like Takuya,” says James. “His writing is soulful, modern, and effortlessly bridges the gap between jazz and soul, and between history and tomorrow.”
Take a listen to the funky lead song “Afro Blues” and peep the album trailer below. Pick up a copy of the LP HERE.