Ya see what I did there? That was a Kubrick reference, which means that I am a witty fellow. Worship my prowess.
To begin, my name is Dan Davis, and as of several months ago I became the Jazz and Blues Director here at the ever lovely re-purposed music room known as KZSC Santa Cruz. Due to mounting pressure, I was told that I must create a blog post or face a severe flogging.
So good jazz news, we have an add this week that I am incredible excited about, Mr. Takao Iwaki. Maybe it’s just a personal issue, but I feel that it’s really easy to play the Sax in a way that drains it of its fun and sensual properties. This guy does it right, and I am so surprised that this is his first release. According to the promotional stuff they sent me, he has been leading groups since ’98, and he is currently working gigs on cruise liners. I just can’t say enough about how phenomenal his work is, and not just his control of the instrument, but that he composes all but one track on the album by himself.
I’m really pulling for him, and I’m gonna push for people to spin this one. So look out for “Introducing Takao Iwaki” on our website, and keep believing dear listeners.