Hailed from Iwakuni, Japan, Takayuki KAWAMURA has got started as a trumpeter since 10 years old. Via some brass combos, he has devoted himself to the jazz music scene.
His debut album "Harbor Wind", featuring his original tunes, was out in 2007, that could get appreciated in Japanese audio / music world. And in 2010, his ballad work "Ballads", in collaboration with his music mates especially a pianist Yumiko Kusano (Yumiyumi), was released.
An enjoyable jazzpetter.
It was January 2013 I've listened to his play for the first time. He played with a female pianist Yumi, as if his warm trumpet sounds could have veil her kind piano play. Sometimes powerful like a metallic element, and sometimes quiet like a cool water stream ... his play could be kaleidoscopic and versatile, I remember.
Anyway, his solo (in collaboration with some music mates including Yumiyumi) album "Ballads" notifies me that scape of his in early 2013. This album consists of four traditional / popular songs covered by him and four original ones written by Takayuki, and it's impressive he could digest all of material for his jazzy nutrition in this creation. In traditional tracks, he plays quietly, steadily, but usually powerfully and excessively. As though he could have grabbed these "big" ones as his items. And in "Dark Matter", that has been launched on stage previously, Yumiyumi's piano is solemn and motherly like Maria, and Takayuki's trumpet sounds like a flexible man who swims pleasantly and elegantly ... on the contrary, his swimming sometimes drinks completely the whole piano stream ... powerfully and enthusiastically. Not simple horn kicks but explosive palpitation sometimes, like a brave hero. The last "Track Nine" is his jack-in-the-box we can say. Really his willful play makes us smile ... his hearty heart we can hear apparently. Enjoy such an immeasurably powerful and fantastically warmhearted album.