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Soul Quest

July 30, 2013 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: July 30, 2013
  • Release Date: July 30, 2013
  • Label: Shanachie
  • Copyright: Shanachie Ent. Corp.
  • Total Length: 49:15
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B00DP6D8SC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,361 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By dwood78 on July 30, 2013
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As someone who's been listening to Keiko Matsui's music for over a decade, I'm very excited to see another new release from her 2 ½ years after her previous release "The Road..."(excluding the piano duet album she did with Bob James that same year), which was her 1st release since 2007's "Moyo."

Her latest CD "Soul Quest" is a somewhat different album from her recent releases. Gone is the world beat sound that was in "Moyo" & "The Road..." Instead this is a more contemporary jazz release-but is still better than many of the smooth jazz releases that's currently out. Also, looking at her post-Kazu releases I noticed she likes to use guest musicians in her recordings. Some of the artists present are a who-who's of "smooth jazz" greats-from guitarist Chuck Loeb (who co-wrote 3 songs as well as the non-Matsui composition "Proof" & co-produced half the songs here), saxophonist Kirk Whalum, bassist Marcus Miller, & drummer/producer Narada Michael Walden (who produced music for the likes of Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, & the late Whitney Houston).

The CD starts out with "Dream Seeker." The crisp sound of the classical/Spanish guitar from Loeb really stands out along with the solo from soprano saxist Andy Snitzer. "Top Secret" has a very bluesy tone-love the cool muted trumpet sound here. It's also nice to hear Matsui exploring the blues more in her recent work.

While lacking the world beat sound of her recent work, 2 songs are based on her 5 week tour of Eastern Europe earlier this year-the wonderful "Black Lion", the 1st single from this CD was inspirited by a painting Matsui seen in a Georgian restaurant-which was called "Black Lion." While the other, the delightful "A Night With Cha Cha" is named for the Georgian brandy she tried at that restaurant.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Merlin on August 16, 2013
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I am a Keiko Matsui completest. She's the only artist whose concert I've attended more than once - up to five or six times in fact. I also own every CD she has released, except compilations.

However I have found that her recent albums are becoming more and more experimental and somewhat mainstream. Soul Quest is by all standards a very good Jazz album; however it lacks that exceptional Keiko piano signature. Except for the tracks Antartica, the title track Soul Quest, and maybe Stingo, one does not perceive the unique piano keys that distinguishes Keiko's smooth jazz from her contemporaries. In her previous releases, I've always been able to pick out two or three signature tunes to add to my Keiko playlist. Hardly so this time.

This CD could have been released by any contemporary Smooth Jazz artiste of good repute. For this reason I score it four stars instead of five. Yes it's a good Jazz album, but no, it's hardly a recognizable Keiko release. You could easily say that Keiko played a few cords on someone else's album.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By M. Mariba on July 30, 2013
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Master pianist and contemporary jazz composer Keiko Matsui is back in 2013 with an incredible CD release titled 'Soul Quest' (10 tracks). It's her most heartfelt release yet to date so says her record label and I fully agree. It's her follow-up to the 2011 critically acclaimed CD 'The Road'.

'Soul Quest' has great 10 new originals, Keiko Matsui continues to amaze with her piano skills and she has an array of A-list guests to bolster the album (saxophonist Kirk Whalum, guitarist Chuck Loeb of Fourplay to mention just but a few).

Stand-outs/gems/my favourites "Black Lion" (first single that is moving up smooth jazz charts and wonderful piano playing), "Moving Mountain" (incredible piano sound and playing. The lady Keiko Matsui is just fantastic on the piano on this track), "Antarctica--A Call To Action" (a beautiful rich sound), "Proof" (wonderful melody, great piano/saxophone combination. This my pick for the best track from this CD) & the closing track "Stingo" (wonderful piano playing again). Not far off are the tracks "Dream Seeker" (great saxophone), "Top Secret", "A Night With Cha Cha" (great saxophone), "Soul Quest" (wonderful piano, this is the title track) & "Two Hearts". There is no weak track or CD filler on this CD.

On overall, Keiko Matsui continues to amaze with her compositions, her incredible piano playing and production in this new CD release 'Soul Quest'. It's really a stunning performance from a true master jazz musician and her guest artists. A well deserved 5 star performance. A highly recommended CD for your jazz listening pleasure.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By William on August 24, 2013
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I have been a fan of Keiko's for many years, also am a fellow keyboard player, Soul Quest is a very good album. Top Secret, Two Hearts, Black Lion, are some of my favorite tracks on the album. I say go and get this album it's very good, classy, rich sound, and not boring. I'd like Keiko to do more of the new age style she has done in the past like on Whisper From The Mirror I hope she does more of that in the future. Antartica - A Call To Action, I like that Keiko Matsui is aware of the fact we must care for our home, planet earth, and made a song about it. My favorite albums by Keiko Matsui would be Deep Blue, No Borders, Whisper From The Mirror, Full Moon and The Shrine, this album also Moyo. I really like how Keiko on some tracks adds African flavor in the mix, she is a unique, talented artist, great album.
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