The Elephant Vanishes: Jazz Interpretations of the Short Stories of Haruki Murakami

Jazz Interpretations of the short stories of Haruki Murakami

Fumi Tomita

The Elephant Vanishes is a cross cultural exploration of Asian American identity through jazz interpretations of the short stories of Haruki Murakami.  Each composition was composed using themes from each story.  Featuring Jason Rigby (saxophone), Mike Baggetta (guitar), Art HIrahara (piano and electric piano) and Mark Micklethwaite (drums).  

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Impromptu

Impromptu

Fumi Tomita/Lou Rainone/Robert Weiss

Featuring Lou Rainone (piano), Robert Weiss (drums) and Fumi Tomita (bass). Recorded and mixed at System Two, Brooklyn, NY. August 2004.

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Untold

Untold

Fumi Tomita

Featuring Alec Haavik (saxophone), Lou Rainone (piano), Tim Collins (vibraphone), Mark Micklethwaite (drums) and Fumi Tomita (bass). Recorded and mixed in 2003 at Peter Karl Studios.

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