Small Ensemble Composition

How High the Moon-recomposition-

Personnel: Masayoshi Ishikawa (key), Bobby Scharmann (bass), Chris Varga (drums)

comp: Morgan Lewis,  recomposed and arranged: Masayoshi Ishikawa

photos taken by: Troy Kramer

 

Mujo (-Impermanence-)

Personnel: Masayoshi Ishikawa (key), Bobby Scharmann (bass), Chris Varga (drums)

 

Till I See You Again

Personnel: Masayoshi Ishikawa (key), Bobby Scharmann (bass), Chris Varga (drums)

 

Hotaru (firefly)

Personnel: Russell Zimmer (flugel horn), Bobby Fuson II (soprano sax), Dave Stamps (trombone), Chris Varga (drums), Aaron Stroessner (guitar), Jeff Utter (double bass), Masayoshi Ishikawa (piano)

Chart available through UNC Jazz Press

Photos taken by: Tsuneaki Hiramatsu
http://digitalphoto.cocolog-nifty.com/

Hotaru-Lincoln Journal Star article (pdf)

 

Days of Joy and Laughter

Personnel: Patrick Brown (alto sax), Jesse McBee (trumpet), Derek Molacek (trombone) Max Stehr (bass), Chris Varga (drums), Masayoshi Ishikawa (piano)

Chart available through UNC Jazz Press

Photos taken: Silvia Vega, Roberto Olvera, Yuko Sato Olvera

Mirai (future)

Personnel: Eric Hitt (electric bass), Chris Varga(drums), Masayoshi Ishikawa(piano)

Photos taken by: Troy Kramer

 

Umi-Uta (Ocean Song)

Personnel: Patrick Brown (tenor sax), Jesse McBee (flugelhorn), Derek Molaceck (trombone) ,Chris Varga (drums), Max Stehr (bass), Masayoshi Ishikawa (piano, ocean drum)

 

Shinobu

Personnel: Bryan McEntire (tenor sax), Bobby Fuson II (flute), Dave Stamps (trombone) Kara Baxter (voice), Aaron Stroessner (guitar), Chris Varga (drums), Jeff Utter(bass) Masayoshi Ishikawa (piano)

 

Aizu Bandaisan (Mt. Aizu Bandai)

Personnel: Joe Longardner (soprano sax), Casey McGowan (bassoon) Brittany Hensley (violin), Ashley Frith (viola), Byron Hogan (cello), Jordan Garno (guitar), Richard Jimenese (bass), Chao Liao (percussions), Paul Gavin (cajon drum) Jeff Temple (percussions)

 

Komori Uta (lullaby)

Personnel: Jon Tucker (alto sax), Chris Morris (bass), Sam Huff (drums), Alfred Sheppard (piano)

 

Hayate

Personnel: Jon Tucker (alto sax), Chris Morris (bass), Sam Huff (drums), Alfred Sheppard (piano)