Whichever way you look at it, there’s something a little bit different about Indigo Jam Unit. The Osaka-based band has succeeded on its own terms, eschewing the Tokyo club-jazz crowd, but at the same time carving out their own little niche within the scene. They’ve adopted a slightly different approach to their career to date, partly by accident and partly by design, and have consequently established themselves as a band with a distinct sound and image.

The first thing you notice about Indigo Jam Unit is the unconventional lineup — a quartet that is essentially a piano trio with an extra drummer — a quality best appreciated on stage.

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