Masa Ishikawa and The Jazz Transients

Masa Ishikawa and The Jazz Transients is a small jazz ensemble project that I recently launched in 2017. The group portrays original works of mine that reflect my musical interests and influences on various styles, ranging from Straight Ahead Swing, Afro-Cuban, Experimental to Hip-Hop, Ballad and Traditional Japanese music. The ensemble also features Christopher Varga on vibraphone, Eric Hitt on bass and Marshall Gentry on drums.

Oni-Mai (dance of ogre)

Personnel: Masayoshi Ishikawa (key), Chris Varga (drums), Eric Hitt (bass), Marshall Gentry (drums)

 

Hikari (light)

Personnel: Masayoshi Ishikawa (key), Chris Varga (drums), Eric Hitt (bass), Marshall Gentry (drums)

 

Higurashi (cicada)

Personnel: Masayoshi Ishikawa (key), Chris Varga (drums), Eric Hitt (bass), Marshall Gentry (drums)

 

Romance

Personnel: Masayoshi Ishikawa (key), Chris Varga (drums), Eric Hitt (bass), Marshall Gentry (drums)