news - October 22, 2014

Heads-Up!

Takeshi Asai Trio
The Next Rendez-Vous in NYC


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New York
Thursday, December 11, 2014
7:00 - 8:45 pm

Somethin' Jazz Club
212 E. 52nd St. 3Fl. (btw/ 2nd & 3rd Ave) New York, NY 10022

Takeshi Asai (piano)
Kazuo Nakamura (bass)
Andrew Swift (drums)

special guest
Yuuki Koike (flute)

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news - September 14, 2014

coming up....

Staten Island Jazz Festival
working with WaFoo

The performance of WaFoo starts at 3:20 pm.

WaFoo official site
Festival official site

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news - September 6, 2014

coming up....

The 3rd Annual
Open Air Music Festival
A Great Outdoor Concerts in NY

Collaboration with WaFoo and MCCE
WaFoo official site
MCCE official site

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news - August 12, 2014

success stories....

Tour de France 2014
Merci Beaucoup France !

Takeshi Asai Solo in Paris

Barbotte Asai Duo in Paris

Takeshi Asai French Trio in Bordeaux/charente


Barbotte Asai Duo official site: ba2.takeshiasai.com
French Trio official site: fr3.takeshiasai.com

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news - June 12, 2014

Une nouvelle affiche

French Trio at French Castle
Concert de Jazz Moderne dans la cour de Cháteau

Takeshi Asai (piano)
Pascal Combeau (bass)
Maxime Legrand (drums)

Le Samedi 12 Juillet 2014 á 17h30
Saturday July 12, 2014 at 5:30 pm

French Trio official site: fr3.takeshiasai.com

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news - June 10, 2014

success!

live performance @ Silvana
Takeshi went electric......


photo by Violaine Lazecki

Takeshi Asai (piano)
Daniel Ori (bass)
Russ Meissner (drums)

June 6, 2014

New York Trio official site: ny3.takeshiasai.com

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news - May 23, 2014

announcement

Tour in France 2014
French Trio CD Release Tour


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Château des Vigiers
Le Samedi 12 Juillet 2014 á 17h30
Bergerac, France

Château des Vigiers

Le Caillou
Le Jeudi 17 Juillet 2014 á 20h
Bordeaux, France

Le Caillou

Musique à la campagne
Le Vendredi 18 Juillet 2014 á 20h30
Vérines, France

Musique à la campagne

Salle de concert Blanchard
Le Mercredi 23 Juillet 2014 á 20h30
Saintes, France

blanchard musique

French Trio official site: fr3.takeshiasai.com

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news - May 13, 2014

media

Jazz Pianist Takeshi Asai's French Trip
Weekly New York Living

(Japanese Only/Japonais Uniquement)

full journal


Takeshi's Photo Album

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news - May 8, 2014

review at jazz sensibilities

Takeshi Asai French Trio
By Jeff Becker

"What instantly sets Asai’s French Trio, Vol. 1 CD apart is his playing and composing style is thankfully void of clichés and is purely about the beauty of melody and the purity of the music."

full review

Buy/Download CD

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official site: fr3.takeshiasai.com

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news - April 24, 2014

review at Jazz Times

Takeshi Asai French Trio
By H. Allen Williams

Asai’s jazz roots shine through in his crisp articulation and rhythmic clarity with his choice of melodic phrasing straddling the worlds of contemporary jazz and 21st century classical. Asai’s sense of improvisational harmony and melodic color can be heard on “Intro,” an improvised solo piano number that has a wonderful musical arch and clearly draws upon European compositional ideas. “12” starts with an ascending major seventh interval, which seems to keep a variation going from the preceding track, “I Remember the Castle.” “12” is presented in five and as the title implies, the harmonic movement explores all twelve notes in a descending pattern. The chromatic layers inspire a nod to symbolism and the French composer Debussy in its chromatic harmonic colors. Combeau and Legrand are locked together, providing just the right amount of support and commentary to Asai’s solo. On “Le Crepuscule,” Legrand’s drum work does an excellent job of building and framing the composition and Asai’s organic arches during his solo. What instantly sets Asai’s French Trio, Vol. 1 CD apart is his playing and composing style is thankfully void of clichés and is purely about the beauty of melody and the purity of the music.

full review

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official site: fr3.takeshiasai.com

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news - April 9, 2014

Coming soon

Takeshi Asai New York Trio
Live at Somethin' Jazz Club

Thursday, April 24, 2014

7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Somethin' Jazz Club
212 E. 52nd St. 3Fl. (btw/ 2nd & 3rd Ave.) New York, NY 10022
phone: (212) 371-7657

Takeshi Asai (piano)
Daniel Ori (bass)
Russ Meissner (drums)


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New CD

New CD

"[T]he biggest surprise since the beginning of the year in the jazz trio category." - Robert Ratajczak, RadioJAZZ.fm on CD "Takeshi Asai New York Trio Vol. 1"

official site: ny3.takeshiasai.com

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news - March 20, 2014

Announcing

Barbotte Asai Duo
Tour Schedule 2014 - 2015

Barbotte Asai Duo
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Paris
Dimanche, Le 6 Juillet, 2014, 17h
Sunday, July 6, 2014, 5:00 pm
2014年7月6日(日)午後5:00

Studio Le Regard du Cygne
210 rue de Belleville 75020 Paris

New York
Samedi, Le 2 Mai, 2015, 19h30
Saturday, May 2, 2015, 7:30 pm
2015年5月2日(土)午後7:30

Klavierhaus
211 West 58th Street, New York, NY 10019

Tokyo
Vendredi, Le 23 Octobre, 2015, 19h
Friday, October 23, 2015, 7:00 pm
2015年10月23日(金)午後7:00

Musicasa
〒151-0066 東京都渋谷区西原3-33-1

Kobe
Dimanche, Le 25 Octobre, 2015, 15h
Sunday, October 25, 2015, 3:00 pm
2015年10月25日(日)午後3:00

Ihara Gakki
〒658-0047 神戸市東灘区御影2丁目5-10

Duo's official site: ba2.takeshiasai.com

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news - March 6, 2014

Newsletter from Peillon, France

Takeshi Asai Solo
performing in "La Saint Sauveur"

Takeshi Asai in Peillon, France

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news - January 14, 2014

Announcing

Takeshi Asai French Trio
The CD has arrived!
Le CD est arrivé !

"Superbly different!"

Takeshi Asai French Trio

Buy/Download CD

3D Preview

Recorded in July 2013, in Angoulême, France
Engineer: Kim Ottogalli
Mastering: A/D Studio, Bordeaux France
Photographer: Philippe Le Roy
Artwork: Vanessa Briceño-Scherzer, ILU Media Design

official site

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news - November 6, 2013

Announcing

Takeshi Asai NY3
a new gig in NYC

Takeshi Asai NY3

Saturday, February 15, 2014 @ 7:00 - 8:45 pm

Somethin' Jazz Club
212 E. 52nd St. 3Fl. (btw/ 2nd & 3rd Ave.)
New York, NY 10022
phone: (212) 371-7657

official site

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news - October 23, 2013

Announcing

Paris Concert
Barbotte Asai Duo

Barbotte Asai Duo

Masaé Gimbayashi-Barbotte, classic piano
Takeshi Asai, jazz piano

Paris Concert
Juillet/July 6, 2014, 17h/5:00 pm

Studio Le Regard du Cygne
210 rue de Belleville 75020 Paris

official site: ba2.takeshiasai.com

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news - September 28, 2013

performing in

Staten Island Jazz Festival

Barbotte Asai Duo

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Festival 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Takeshi Asai appears at 3:00 pm

Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden
1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301

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news - September 16, 2013

La Naissance d'un Nouveau Projet
The Birth of a New Project

Barbotte Asai Duo

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A piano duo of a classical pianist in Paris and a jazz pianist in New York

Un piano duo d'une pianiste classique à Paris et un pianiste de jazz à New York

Barbotte Asai Duo

Commence à Paris en 2014/Starts in Paris in 2014.

official website

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news - September 7, 2013

What's Happening in this Fall

Newsletter September 2013

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Newsletter - September 2013

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news - August 29, 2013

ENCORE!

Ethan Mann
Takeshi Asai
Duo

the legend continues in NY....

Flyer: Ethan Mann & Takeshi Asai

Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 9:00 pm
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 9:00 pm

Tomi Jazz
239 East 53rd Street, Lower Level
(Between 2nd-3rd Avenue)
New York, NY 10022
646-497-1254


Ethan Mann, guitar
Takeshi Asai, piano

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news - August 5, 2013

ENCORE!

Ethan Mann
Takeshi Asai
Duo

2 more nights in the New York City

Flyer: Ethan Mann & Takeshi Asai

Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 9:00 pm
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 9:00 pm

Tomi Jazz
239 East 53rd Street, Lower Level
(Between 2nd-3rd Avenue)
New York, NY 10022
646-497-1254


Ethan Mann, guitar
Takeshi Asai, piano

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news - June 30, 2013

ENCORE!

Ethan Mann
Takeshi Asai
Duo

Another night in the New York City

Flyer: Ethan Mann & Takeshi Asai

Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 9:00 pm

Tomi Jazz
239 East 53rd Street, Lower Level
(Between 2nd-3rd Avenue)
New York, NY 10022
646-497-1254


Ethan Mann, guitar
Takeshi Asai, piano

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news - May 14, 2013

The New Project

Ethan Mann
Takeshi Asai
Duo

2 nights in the New York City

Flyer: Ethan Mann & Takeshi Asai

Friday, May 31, 2013 @ 9:00 pm
Friday, June 28, 2013 @ 9:00 pm

Tomi Jazz
239 East 53rd Street, Lower Level
(Between 2nd-3rd Avenue)
New York, NY 10022
646-497-1254


Ethan Mann, guitar
Takeshi Asai, piano

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news - May 12, 2013

Success!

Takeshi Asai NY Trio

"The Two Nights" in New York

Takeshi Asai NY Trio @ Kitano

Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Kitano New York

Takeshi Asai NY Trio @ Kitano

Friday, May 10, 7:30 pm
Crestwood Music Hall


Takeshi Asai, piano
Daniel Ori, bass
Rob Garcia, drums

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news - April 24, 2013

new concerts

Takeshi Asai NY Trio

2 Nights in New York

Poster, Takeshi Asai NY Trio, May 2013

Manhattan Thursday, May 9, 8 pm & 10 pm

The Kitano New York
66 Park Avenue, East 38th St, New York NY 10016
phone: 212-885-7000
Reservation: 212-885-7119
$10 music charge

Westchester Friday, May 10, 7:30 pm

Crestwood Music Hall
453 White Plains Road
Eastchester, NY 10709
phone: (914) 961-3497
$15 ($10 student) at the door


Takeshi Asai, piano
Daniel Ori, bass
Rob Garcia, drums

NY Trio Official Site

CD "New York Trio Vol. 1" on Sale!


Buy CD/Download MP3

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news - September 30, 2014

Video Clips from France Tour 2015

Takeshi Asai French Trio
published!

Introduction of the trio / Little Vexations (8:11)
composed by Takeshi Asai

Concert at Château des Vigiers, France
July 12, 2014

Takeshi Asai, piano
Pascal Combeau, bass
Maxime Legrand, drums

Takeshi plays Yamaha C5
copyright by Takeshi Asai Music, 2014

official site

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news - September 18, 2014

Thank You!

Takeshi Asai Trio
It was a nice show

Takeshi Asai (piano)
Kazuo Nakamura (bass)
Andrew Swift (drums)

The Next Rendez-Vous
@ Somthin' Jazz Club

Thursday, December 11, 2014
7:00 - 8:45 pm

Somethin' Jazz Club
212 E. 52nd St. 3Fl. (btw/ 2nd & 3rd Ave) New York, NY 10022

official site

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news - August 12, 2014

COMING UP SOON!

Takeshi Asai Trio
old style, new concept...


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New York
Thursday, September 18, 2014
7:00 - 8:45 pm

Somethin' Jazz Club
212 E. 52nd St. 3Fl. (btw/ 2nd & 3rd Ave) New York, NY 10022

Takeshi Asai (piano)
Kazuo Nakamura (bass)
Andrew Swift (drums)

official site

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news - June 11, 2014

a new poster

Barbotte Asai Duo
Paris Concert 2014


Poster A3 for download 500 pix, 1,200 pix, Full-size, 5,800 pix

Paris
Le Dimanche 6 Juillet 2014 à 17h
Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 5:00 pm
2014年7月6日(日)午後5:00

Studio Le Regard du Cygne
210 rue de Belleville 75020 Paris

Takeshi Asai (piano - jazz)
Masaé Gimbayashi-Barbotte (piano - classique)

official site

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news - May 8, 2014

the new Rendez-Vous

Takeshi Asai New York Trio
"Takeshi's trio was phenomenal."


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Silvana
Friday, June 6, 2014

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Silvana
300 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026

Somethin' Jazz Club
Friday, June 27, 2014

7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Somethin' Jazz Club
212 E. 52nd St. 3Fl. (btw/ 2nd & 3rd Ave.) New York, NY 10022
phone: (212) 371-7657

Takeshi Asai (piano)
Daniel Ori (bass)
Russ Meissner (drums)

official site

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news - April 1, 2014

New Project

le projet électrique - Live
& A Collaboration of Art and Music

drawing by Keico Watanabe drawing by Keico Watanabe
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Keico Watanabe
Between Stars and Human

The exhibition, Thursday, June 5 - Saturday, June 21, 2014
The live Performance, Saturday, June 21, 2014, 6:30 pm - 7:10 pm

Keico Watanabe (drawing & piano)
Takeshi Asai (piano, Apple Logic X & drawing)

NYCoo Gallery
flyer

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news - Febuary 16, 2014

Success!

Takeshi Asai New York Trio
"Takeshi's trio was phenomenal."

Takeshi Asai NY3

the next Rendez-Vous is

Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 7:00 - 8:45 pm

Somethin' Jazz Club
212 E. 52nd St. 3Fl. (btw/ 2nd & 3rd Ave.)
New York, NY 10022
phone: (212) 371-7657

Takeshi Asai (piano)
Daniel Ori (bass)
Russ Meissner (drums)

official site

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news - January 14, 2014

Coming Up!

Takeshi Asai New York Trio
a much talked-about gig in NYC

Takeshi Asai NY3

Saturday, February 15, 2014 @ 7:00 - 8:45 pm

Somethin' Jazz Club
212 E. 52nd St. 3Fl. (btw/ 2nd & 3rd Ave.)
New York, NY 10022
phone: (212) 371-7657


Chopsticks NY

Weekly New York Living

Japion

official site

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news - December 27, 2013

Media appearance

Westchester Magazine
"The Changing Face of Westchester"

Westchester Magazine January 2014

Takeshi's story of coming to the United States and becoming a professional musician

read the interview

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news - November 21, 2013

Announcing

DTC Music Productions
a new production company

DTC Music Productions

Takeshi Asai
producer, composer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist & sound engineer

for Broadway theater company, libretto, singer/song-writer, film and TV producer, magazine editor, photographer and any form of multimedia producers

Press Release

official site

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news - November 5, 2013

joint concert

WaFoo & MCCE
jazz & classical music working together

Flyer: WaFoo & MCCE

Saturday, November 16, 2013 @ 8:00 pm

Staten Island Museum
75 Stuyvesant Place
Staten Island, New York 10301

WaFoo
Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble

Review, SI Advance "music after the tempest" by Michael J. Fressola

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news - September 28, 2013

ENCORE!

Takeshi Asai NY3

featuring new works for new CD

Flyer: Takeshi Asai New York Trio

Saturday, November 2, 2013 @ 7:00 pm

Somethin' Jazz Club
212 E. 52nd St. 3Fl. (btw/ 2nd & 3rd Ave.) New York, NY 10022
phone: (212) 371-7657

Takeshi Asai (piano)
Daniel Ori (bass)
Russ Meissner (drums)

Trio's Official Website

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news - September 24, 2013

ENCORE!

Ethan Mann
Takeshi Asai
Duo

the legend continues in NY....

Flyer: Ethan Mann & Takeshi Asai

Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 9:00 pm

Tomi Jazz
239 East 53rd Street, Lower Level
(Between 2nd-3rd Avenue)
New York, NY 10022
646-497-1254


Ethan Mann, guitar
Takeshi Asai, piano

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news - September 13, 2013

This Week in NY

Open Air Music Festival

Poster

Festival 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Takeshi Asai appears from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden
1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301

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news - August 8, 2013

Merci beaucoup
La Saint-Sauveur à Peillon-village!

Takeshi was invited to the traditional village festival
in Peillon, the most beautiful perched village
in cote d'Azure, France

Poster Newspaper: Nice Matin

French Newspaper: Nice Matin (link)
French Newspaper: Nice Matin (PDF)

Peillon Village - Photo Album

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news - August 5, 2013

Je vous remercie de tout cœur!

Tour & recording in France 2013
Big Success!

Charentes Libre
Interview in French (PDF)

Takeshi Asai French Trio
Takeshi Asai (piano)
Pascal Combeau (bass)
Maxime Legrand (drums)

official website

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news - May 23, 2013

Tour in France, July 2013

Takeshi Asai French Trio

"Jazz to jazz, New York to France, a piano trio of cutting-edge French jazzmen and a NY-based Japanese jazz pianist. Superbly different!"

Press Release (PDF)

Press Release

Français - Communiqué de presse
English - Press Release
Japanese - プレスリリース

Takeshi Asai French Trio
Takeshi Asai (piano)
Pascal Combeau (bass)
Maxime Legrand (drums)

official website

de Trois Cités Records
de Trois Cités Records

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news - April 24, 2013

New Project in Summer 2013

Takeshi Asai French Trio

France, July 2013

detail to be annouced

The French Trio
Takeshi Asai (piano)
Pascal Combeau (bass)
Maxime Legrand (drums)

official website

de Trois Cités Records
de Trois Cités Records

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news - March 22, 2013

The CD Release Party a Big Success!

Takeshi Asai
New York Trio, Vol. 1

The trio's next rendez-vous

Thursday, May 9
The Kitano New York


Takeshi Asai, piano
Daniel Ori, bass
Rob Garcia, drums

official website


Buy CD/Download MP3

de Trois Cités Records
de Trois Cités Records

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news - january 16, 2013

New CD Released!

Takeshi Asai
New York Trio, Vol. 1

"Authentic yet musically advanced, one of the most intriguing jazz piano trios working in NYC."

world-wide release: February 1, 2013
available at cdbaby.com and everywhere

New CD New CD

CD Release Concert
Saturday, March 16, 2013, 9:00 pm
Somethin' Jazz Club
212 E. 52nd St. 3Fl. (btw 2nd & 3rd Ave) New York, NY 10022

Takeshi Asai New York Trio
Takeshi Asai, piano
Daniel Ori, bass
Rob Garcia, drums

official website


Buy CD/Download MP3

de Trois Cités Records
de Trois Cités Records

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news - december 31, 2012

Glückliches Neujahr
Happy New Year!
Bonne Année!
Buon Anno!
Buen Aсo
謹賀新年
新年好

New CD
Calligraphy by Suiho

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de Trois Cités Records

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news - december 4, 2012

Takeshi Asai
New York Trio Vol. 1

NEW CD

world-wide release: February 1, 2013

New CD

Takeshi Asai New York Trio
Takeshi Asai (piano)
Daniel Ori (bass)
Rob Garcia (drums)

CD Release Concert
Saturday, March 16, 2013, 9:00 pm
Somethin' Jazz Club
212 E. 52nd St. 3Fl. (btw/ 2nd & 3rd Ave.) New York, NY 10022
phone: (212) 371-7657

project website

live recording
Faust Harrison Pianos, New York
June 22, 2012

Recording engineer: Silas Brown, Legacy Sound
Assistant engineer: Doron Schachter

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new CD

"A Tale of Three Cities"
Le Conte de Trois Cités 三都物語

world-wide release: May 1, 2012

New CD

Buy/Download CD

named Top Albums - Piano Jazz by CD Baby

live recordings in France, New York, and Tokyo
Two Pianos - Catherine Schneider & Takeshi Asai

project website

Co-producer/engineer: Silas Brown, Legacy Sound

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