Always positioned at the high quality end of the contemporary jazz spectrum, Keiko Matsui will release ‘Euphoria’, her 30th studio album, March 31, 2023 on the Shanachie Entertainment label. For it she has enlisted an all-star line-up of special guests that includes vocalist Lalah Hathaway, trumpeter Randy Brecker, guitarist Mike Stern, sax-man Kirk Whalum, harmonica player Grégoire Maret, pianist John Beasley and vibe player Joel Ross. She is also joined by regular touring band members Rico Belled on bass, guitarist JP Mourao and drummer Jimmy Branly.
The opening number (and the first to be serviced to radio) is the up-tempo, ‘Steps On The Globe’. This horn enriched gem is Keiko’s ‘tip of the hat’ to all those in the world who live their lives with joy and courage
It is a track that is destined to do well so check back here soon for a complete review of ‘Euphoria’.