The cover art and liner notes are included. During breaks from the road and studio, he paved the way for later success with his first two solo recordings, Remember Catalina and Walkamile. Fortunately, he's not totally a babe in the woods; he has a legion of loyal Rippingtons fans who might be curious to check out his new stuff, as well as the smaller following of his own band, Coastal Access, built over preceding years while doing numerous gigs in Southern California. The Power of Midnight, 5. Having quit his longtime gig with in early 1999 to focus on his own career, saxman 's Native Language debut, , is a true sink or swim proposition.
While he's becoming a better sax player on all three saxes across the board, the real test of his solo future lies in his ability to compose strong melodies over today's popular urban shuffle grooves. Personnel: Jeff Kashiwa flute, saxophone ; Steve Oliver vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, background vocals ; Jeff Lorber guitar, keyboards ; Allen Hinds guitar ; Marc Antoine acoustic guitar ; Brian Bromberg piccolo ; Tony Guerro, Tony Guerrero trumpet ; Dave Kochanski piano, keyboards, drum programming ; Russell Ferrante piano ; Nick Manson, Mark Ellis Stephens keyboards ; Ricky Lawson, Will Kennedy , Dave Hooper drums ; Ramon Islas, Ray Yslas, Steve Reid percussion. More impressively, the gently percussive soprano melody of the title track -- while nothing innovative -- rings with the kind of beauty Freeman brought to the Ripps' best ballads. Hope you enjoy the ride. This slow and deliberate piece moves into a wonderful flighty passage featuring Kashiwa on fluttering flute, and spotlights duets between Antoine and Kashiwa which are moments of pure magic. Awesome new sound from a fantastic sax player! Around the World -- a gutsy number where Jeff is always in control of his axe. James Club, Curves Ahead, Weekend in Monaco, Sahara and Black Diamond, as well as Live in L.
Former Rippingtons saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa develops his own solo presence on Another Door Opens, an engaging set constructed with the production assistance of Rips keyboardist Dave Kochanski and the ubiquitous Jeff Lorber. It will coax you right out of any doldrums you find yourself in; in other words, smile. His native language debut Another Door Opens and its more acoustic-oriented 2002 follow-up Simple Truth established him as one of smooth jazz's most dominant saxophone voices, and he's consistently performed 60-80 shows annually with artists like Joyce Cooling, Chieli Minucci, frequent collaborator and co-producer Chuck Loeb, and currently, as part of the Sax Pack, touring with saxophonists Steve Cole and Kim Waters. It's up to You, 10. He tops as my favorite Sax artist. I drove from Redding to see the Yellowjackets at that Festival but Jeff stole the show! Add this one to your collection and Im sure, Another Door will open for you To begin with, I'm not exactly a fan of smooth jazz. Bar none the best sax player around! Another Door Opens -- the title track and longest song on this album.
The item may be a factory second or a new, unused item with defects or irregularities. Dream Within a Dream, 11. Having quit his longtime gig with the Rippingtons in early 1999 to focus on his own career, saxman Jeff Kashiwa's Native Language debut, Another Door Opens, is a true sink or swim proposition. Most artist when embarking on solo projects will retain the style and sound of their former group. More impressively, the gently percussive soprano melody of the title track -- while nothing innovative -- rings with the kind of beauty Freeman brought to the Ripps' best ballads. In addition to hundreds of gigs at center stage on countless tours, Kashiwa appeared on classic Ripps recordings like Welcome to the St.
. I miss his sax with the Rippington's, but here I get to enjoy it again. Not so with Jeff Kashiwa. It has an infectious lilt with some really smooth keyboards by Kashiwa and nice acoustic piano work by Russell Ferrante and Will Kennedy on drums. Thank you, Jeff, for including this song. Fortunately, he's not totally a babe in the woods; he has a legion of loyal Rippingtons fans who might be curious to check out his new stuff, as well as the smaller following of his own band, Coastal Access, built over preceding years while doing numerous gigs in Southern California. Kashiwa gravitates naturally toward long lines and muscular jams, with emotion taking precedence over ornamentation.
At that time, I wanted to know who the sax player was. Now I listen to a smooth jazz radio station all day at work, when I'm at home, and driving in my car. Now I listen to a smooth jazz radio station all day at work, when I'm at home, and driving in my car. Several years ago, Disney hired him as an alumnus teacher for some of its young band members, and between gigs, he continues his thriving home teaching business, focusing primarily on sax instruction. Another Door Opens - Kashiwa, Jeff Being a lover of smooth jazz, we bought tickets to see Jeff Kashiwa when he came to Kauai.
His cut Because of You track, 3 is one of the most romantic sax songs I have heard in a while and should be his next release. The teeth of disk holder are undamaged. Star studded lineup is all I can say. Minimal wear on the exterior of item. See details for description of any imperfections. Jeff's style is memorable because he has such a beautiful touch on the sax -- light, quick and his tone is airy. Now that he is solo, I am glad to see he has picked up where he left off.
This is the cut that has been playing on the smooth Jazz stations. However, once you have enjoyed listenly to that cut, there are 10 more that are just as good. The item may be missing the original packaging such as the original box or bag or tags or in the original packaging but not sealed. Everything starts off with a nice, energetic feel, then slows down to the point where you might fall asleep. While he's becoming a better sax player on all three saxes across the board, the real test of his solo future lies in his ability to compose strong melodies over today's popular urban shuffle grooves. I was made for jazz, and this tune has an uplifting feel for me. No damage to the jewel case or item cover, no scuffs, scratches, cracks, or holes.
The lowest-priced item in unused and unworn condition with absolutely no signs of wear. I highly recommend him to anyone who appreciates jazz. The Power of Midnight -- Melvin Davis swings on this song with an unstoppable bass line while Jeff weaves his magic on soprano sax. Jeff Kashiwa's sax style is all his own but at times he sounds simaliar to Andy Snitzer and Steve Cole. You never want this song to ever end. It was a gift, and a fine one at that! Jeff Kashiwa has joined the ranks of many other great saxaphonists who started off in fantastic bands and launched their own solo careers.
The video game instructions and box are included. William Kenney is kicking out some wicked beats on the drum on this particular track! I've been a long time follower of the Rippingtons and a fan of Jeff Kashiwa when he was with the Ripp's. Born and raised and currently living in Seattle, Jeff Kashiwa primed himself for his eventual solo career by endearing himself to smooth jazz fans worldwide as a member of The Rippingtons for ten years. An item that is used but still in very good condition. I hope this is a start of a very successful solo career. Kashiwa has donated numerous recordings to charitable causes and his commitment to education has made him a popular clinician at many public schools and universities nationwide.