| Sep 11, 2013

Tres-men

by Sean Smith

Tres-men are made up of percussionist Takahiro “Matzz” Matsuoka, DJ Yoshijiro Sakurai and keyboardist Yusuke Nakamura. Your debut album came out in April, and here we are, five months later at Tokyo Jazz Festival. How did that come about? TM: We got the offer ...

Playwright imprint focuses on newer jazz acts

Apr 18, 2013

Playwright imprint focuses on newer jazz acts

by Sean Smith

At a time when stories about declining music sales are frequent and major labels aren’t investing in new talent, hearing about an indie label like Playwright is music to the ears. The young jazz label’s first release came out in October, and in the ...