Japanese trumpeter Takuya Kuroda unveils new album on First Word Records

Twistedsoul - Takuya Kuroda.

New York-based trumpeter Takuya Kuroda has a new album on the way this September.

Titled ‘Fly Moon Die Soon’, his sixth album consists of nine tracks that traverse uptempo jazz-funk, soulful jazz, groovy hard-bop and hip hop. Alongside his original compositions, he reimagines two classics from Ohio Players (‘Sweet Sticky Thing’ featuring Alina Engibaryan on vocals) and Herbie Hancock’s (‘Tell Me A Bedtime Story’).

Above, you can watch a video for lead track ‘Change’, which features site favourite, Corey King. The visual sees Kuroda and King performing the track outside in NYC as well as in the studio.

Speaking about the track, Takuya says that he “came up with an interesting chord progression and a nice melody – To make it more powerful, I asked Corey King if he could sing the melody, which is not easy to sing, and he came up with the lyric.”

After sampling the funky jazz swagger of ‘Change’, i can’t wait to dive into the full album later today!

Head here to order a copy of Fly Moon Die Soon, check out the tracklisting and artwork below.

'Fly Moon Die Soon' is released on Worldwide Award-winning UK label First Word Records on vinyl & digital in September 2020.


1. Fade
2. ABC
3. Change
4. Do No Why
5. Fly Moon Die Soon
6. Moody
7. Sweet Sticky Things
8. Tell Me A Bedtime Story

First Word Records will release Fly Moon Die Soon on 18th September. Pre-order from Bandcamp.

CF Smith

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