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Keiko Matsui

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Keiko Matsui (松居慶子), born in Tokyo as Keiko Doi on July 26, 1961, is a Japanese smooth jazz/new age pianist and composer whose music and sophisticated elegance have propelled her to success and established a cult following among her fans. A prolific recording artist, Matsui’s career spans three decades, during which time she has released twenty CDs (in addition to various compilations) and has received international acclaim.

Matsui’s music is powerful and introspective, blending both western and eastern musical influences. She has a very spiritual view of composing music, feeling out each composition as though it were, in her words, “coming to me from another space, another dimension,” and “catching notes from the silence and then simply placing them together”. Matsui sees music as “the great gifts from the human souls from the past, for the children of the future”. She believes that music has a power to bring people together and change their lives. “We are connected by music,” Matsui wrote, “as the Ocean connects the continents”.

A lover of nature, Matsui often makes reference to plants, animals, the elements, and other natural features and phenomena in her song titles. She shows an especial fascination with the moon as a number of her compositions refer to the moon in their titles.

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  • ZigaMan1984

    Ждем !

    9 Mar 2:04pm Reply
  • hydra_fm

    Ах да, её пиано соло приятней слушать чем оригинальную запись.

    5 Mar 1:35pm Reply
  • hydra_fm

    Прекрасное творчество.

    4 Mar 6:50pm Reply
  • FightToTheFire

    V what is this broken english

    27 Dec 2014 Reply
  • buzzshit

    Хочется покружиться листочком и падать, падать падать. И - в конце конечно же хэппи-енд - на ежика

    2 Jun 2014 Reply
  • buzzshit

    То есть ее лирические мелодии.

    2 Jun 2014 Reply
  • buzzshit

    Мне нравиться где больше пианины, чем джаза

    2 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Boris85Britva

    Воздушный джазпоп с глоточком Японского, смертоносного Хино. \\o/ [2]

    1 May 2014 Reply
  • Stilf

    ;-)))

    1 Dec 2013 Reply
  • genegarvin37

    Simply Awesome.

    20 Nov 2013 Reply
  • jakobdorof

    smooth jazz for sure, y'all. Collection is v nice

    6 Sep 2013 Reply
  • TerraeFilius

    Воздушный джазпоп с глоточком Японского, смертоносного Хино. \o/

    30 Aug 2013 Reply
  • TheAmazingKoopa

    She's great but Jazz? I don't think so.

    15 Aug 2013 Reply
  • darkjavier

    maybe a little Smooth jazz, but Jazz as main tag isn't so accurate :/

    14 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Verbum-Lux

    Does she have any other albums similar to Whispers From the Mirror? The other stuff that I've heard from her isn't bad, but it hasn't grabbed me the way that album does.

    1 Jun 2013 Reply
  • LOVES-DESIRE

    Keiko - her music is lovely and beautiful ..... Beautiful Jazz and so meaningful - I can imagine and experience such Beauty ..... When I listen to her ...... That Secret Place Inside of Me .....

    21 May 2013 Reply
  • KirIia

    <3

    25 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Iamjustapeasant

    beautiful [3]

    26 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Wszemila

    Uwielbiam jej muzykę!

    17 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Hiigor_

    She's amazing ❤ Truly [2]

    8 Aug 2012 Reply
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