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Keiko Matsui - Whisper From The Mirror (2000)
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Keiko Matsui - Whisper From The Mirror (2000)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Countdown Rec., 17796-2 | ~ 286 or 128 Mb | Scans(png) -> 58 Mb
Contemporary Jazz / Crossover Jazz / Smooth Jazz

Keiko Matsui is usually classified as a jazz musician, which tends to mean that she doesn't get very good reviews, since she is reviewed by jazz critics, while her music actually is best described as a hybrid consisting of equal parts pop, jazz, and new age...
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Keiko Matsui - Deep Blue (2001)
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Keiko Matsui - Deep Blue (2001)
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2005 | Kazu Music, KMJ-1002 | Japan | ~ 353 or 214 Mb | Scans Included
Smooth Jazz / Piano | Enhanced CD

Keiko Matsui's last album, 2000s Whisper From the Mirror, was picked up and reissued by the Narada label in 2001, and Narada is also releasing her 12th album, Deep Blue. It's an appropriate match-up for the Japanese pianist, since Narada is known primarily as a new age label, and, though her records are being released on its Narada Jazz imprint, "new age" is actually the best category to place her in. From the start of her career, Matsui has been shelved under "jazz," but that has always been more a marketing ploy than anything else, and never more so than on Deep Blue...
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Keiko Matsui - Moyo (2007) {Blade River} [Re-Up]
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Keiko Matsui - Moyo (2007) {Blade River}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 340MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 141MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Smooth Jazz

Moyo means "heart and soul" in Swahili.Infused with the rhythms she encountered on trips to South Africa over the past few years,this album is Keiko's boldest departure yet.
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Keiko Matsui - Moyo (2007) {VICJ-61521}
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Keiko Matsui - Moyo (2007) {VICJ-61521}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u+MD5 | EAC Screen | Full Scans 600dpi | 340 MB
CD manufactured by Victor Entertaintment,Inc.,Japan (JVC)
Genre: Smooth Jazz
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Keiko Matsui - The Ring (2002) {Narada Jazz}
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Keiko Matsui - The Ring (2002) {Narada Jazz}
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MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 155MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Fusion, New Age

For those who like a little mysticism and classical influence in their smooth jazz, Japanese-born composer and keyboardist Keiko Matsui has long been the ticket. She was Billboard's number one Independent Contemporary Jazz Artist in 1997 and is the top New Adult Contemporary female instrumentalist of her time. In the early days (she's up to 14 albums now), Matsui did it with a mix of thunderous film score-like sweeps, elegant and jazzy piano command, and a guest sax solo here and there to score some radio hits. On The Ring, she continues her recent trend of all those same elements and gorgeous melodies without concern for pop airplay considerations.
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Keiko Matsui - Full Moon And The Shrine (1998) {Countdown}
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Keiko Matsui - Full Moon And The Shrine (1998) {Countdown}
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MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 155MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Fusion, New Age

Keiko Matsui is the Stevie Nicks of contemporary jazz. In her photos, she always appears pale, out of a mist, like a fairy goddess or angel. Her creative and long popular blend of classical piano, aggressive jazz/funk, orchestral grandeur, and sonic elements from her native Japan allows her to create both poignant ballads and more aggressive fusion statements. Over the course of her last few albums, Matsui's Lindsey Buckingham -- always at her side, pushing her performance harder and higher -- has been seductive saxman Paul Taylor. On this ethereal mind trip, Full Moon and the Shrine (Countdown/Unity), she doesn't let Taylor stray too far.
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Keiko Matsui - Sapphire (1995) {Pony Canton}
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Keiko Matsui - Sapphire (1995) {Pony Canton}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 325MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Smooth Jazz

Fusion/new age keyboard player Keiko Matsui grew up in Tokyo and took her first piano lesson at the age of five. Influenced by Stevie Wonder and Rachmaninov as well as early fusion masters Maurice Jarre and Chick Corea, Matsui began composing while in junior high but studied children's culture at the Japan Women's University (Nihon Joshidaigaku). She moved to the Yamaha Music Foundation in Tokyo after graduation and formed Cosmos, recording four albums with the new age group.
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Keiko Matsui - Cherry Blossom (1992)
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Keiko Matsui - Cherry Blossom (1992)
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White Cat, 77701-2 | ~ 278 or 120 Mb | Scans Included
Smooth Jazz / New Age

If we're talking Keiko Matsui, we can expect another impressionistic album cover which belies the often explosive music on the disc. Matsui draws a little more from her heritage this time but textures it with soulful excursions ("Walking on the Bridge")....
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Keiko Matsui - A Drop of Water (1987)
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Keiko Matsui - A Drop of Water (1987)
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1993 | White Cat/Unity, 77710-2 | ~ 275 or 111 Mb | Scans Included
Smooth Jazz / New Age

This auspicious introduction to the many aspects of the composer's skills finds her surrounded by a slew of L.A.'s top players, some of whom had yet to begin their own solo careers at this point: Grant Geissman, Brandon Fields, Robben Ford, Nathan East, Vinnie Colaiuta, and Jimmy Johnson...
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Keiko Matsui - Soul Quest (2013) {Shanachie}
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Keiko Matsui - Soul Quest (2013) {Shanachie}
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Genre: Jazz, Smooth Jazz

Soul Quest marks pianist Keiko Matsui's 25th recording anniversary. Since the very beginning, her crystalline piano and accessible yet harmonically rich compositions have been mainstays, not only on the smooth and contemporary jazz scenes, but also on the charts. She enlisted an all-star studio group to assist her on these ten tunes, nine of which she wrote or co-wrote. There is a cinematic quality to the breezy and labyrinthine elegance of her improvising against a pronounced rhythmic attack. Soul Quest's greatest achievement lies in its diversity, and in the way Matsui applies her imagination as a composer, improviser, and arranger. It ranks with her finest work.
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