Keiko Matsui is an icon of Contemporary Jazz. With over 1.2 million units sold in the U.S. alone and sold-out appearances at concert halls across the world, she is one of the most recognized artists in the genre. Her elegant piano melodies and gentle jazz grooves have enormous appeal and never disappoint the loyal fan base which she has cultivated with over a dozen albums and hundreds of stunning live shows. With The Road Keiko brings her legions of fans on an exotic, sensual journey with influences and grooves from all over the planet. From the intimate “Embrace” and the tranquil “Secret Pond” to the pulsating “Falcon's Wing,” Keiko Matsui's brilliant compositions and exquisite performances fuse Jazz, R&B and spiritual as only she can. Keiko is joined on The Road by an all-star cast of guest artists and producers including saxophone greats Kirk Whalum and Jackeim Joyner; producer/vocalist/bassist/guitarist Richard Bona (Pat Matheny, Bobby McFerren) and producer/composer Derek Nakamoto (Jim Brickman,Will Smith, Michael Bolton, the O'Jays). But it is the brilliance of Keiko Matsui that shines through above all, and makes The Road a journey not to be missed.
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