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Graceful Metaphors

by Liverwort Lab

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krotix Jazz that has it's feet dipping into modern freeform, which may alienate those into pure bop, it will certaonly not appeal to smooth jazz background listeners.

this combo has chops and is not simply background grooves. Favorite track: Graceful Metaphors mv.1 act tune "Arc" for Trumpet.
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Japan-Based composer-bandleader Naoto Tomokane and his innovative 15-piece ensemble Liverwort Lab release their first album 2018.

This Orchestra with the theme of "Various moss growing in the rock" composed young musicians active in a wide range of fields, Classic, Jazz, Rock.

Started live activity in 2013 with the formation of flute, clarinet and bassoon added to the conventional ensemble. In order to pursue a more original sound, newly added marching baritone, an opera singer, it is now transformed into a very special Jazz Orchestra. Music is based on Jazz, it is full of graphic music and contemporary music, it is full of colorful feeling like painting, and recalls movie music.


released December 8, 2018

Liverwort Lab

Leader/Comp; Naoto Tomokane

Yu Hagiwara - As / Fl
Riki Takayama - As / Fl
Ryo Tsuyama - Ts / Ss
Hirotaro Takeuchi - Cl
Minoru Ihara - Ben

Kyotaro Hori - Tp / Flgh
Takatoshi Nakade - Tp / Flgh
Nayu Watanabe - Tp / Flgh
Ryo Otomo - Tb
Yosuke Fukuda - Mb

Maho Suzuki - Pf
Haruna Ishigaki - Bs
Kent Watari - Dr
Takuto Okawa - Gt
Hirofumi Shimizu - Gt (tracks 2)
Michika Shibano - Vo (tracks 1 & 5)

Produced by Naoto Tomokane
Recorded at On Air Studio , Uplift Studio in Tokyo
on October 1 , 2017 - May 29, 2018
Engineered by Kuga Motohiro , Hara Yuma
Mixed by Kuga Motohiro
Mastered by Shiota Hiroshi at Tokyo Recording
Designed by Kent Watari

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