Celebrating Bird: A Tribute To Charlie Parker

Celebrating Bird: A Tribute To Charlie Parker

Fumi Tomita featuring David Detweiler

Music samples on the video page

Oceanology (5:35) Bird’s Yard (4:26) Like Sigmund (5:54) Waltz of the Moon (6:50) Alice Changes (6:12) Capital Circle (5:08) Intersection (6:14) Bird Dreams (7:12)

Fumi Tomita: bass David Detweiler: tenor saxophone Art Hirahara: piano Jimmy McBride: drums Recorded at Michael Brorby’s Acoustic Recording, Brooklyn, NY on January 31, 2020. Mixed by Les Stephenson at Studio Lothian Album design by B-Side Graphics Thanks to Nick Finzer and Alan Blanchard at Outside in Music.

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HGTS - "...and then they played..."

"...and then they played..."


  1. Unintentional Hipness (Salles)
  2. Not At All (Holmes)
  3. Rowley Street (Tomita)
  4. "...and then they played..." (Holmes)
  5. Arrival (Salles)
  6. Minnesota In Montana (Tomita)
  7. Again Says Julia (Giampietro)
  8. Thornbush (Holmes)
  9. Faith Rewarded (Giampietro)

Jeff Holmes: piano and trumpet Thomas Giampietro: drums Felipe Salles: saxophones Fumi Tomita: basses

Recorded and engineered by Matt Hayes at Wellspring Sound, Acton, MA, June 5-6, 2017 Mixed by David Darlington and Felipe Salles and mastered by David Darlington at Bass Hit Recording, New York, NY, September 1 and 3, 2018 Funding support provided by the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the College of Humanities and Fine Arts.

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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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  1. Wind-Up Bird And Tuesday's Women
  2. Second Bakery Attack
  3. Barn Burning
  4. Part 1: The Fall Of The Roman Empire
  5. Part 2: 1881 Indian Uprising
  6. Part 3: Hitler's Invasion of Poland
  7. Part 5: The Realm Of Raging Winds
  8. Dancing Dwarf
  9. T.V. People
  10. The Elephant Vanishes
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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. Engineered by Mike Marciano.

  1. If Ever I Would Leave You
  2. Lazy Bird
  3. Oblivion
  4. Amanda
  5. For Heaven's Sake
  6. Strollin'
  7. Delilah
  8. Afternoon In Paris
  9. Sundown
  10. Lester Left Town
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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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