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Whether moving from Japan to the U.S. or navigating between the influences of jazz, soul, hip-hop, Afrobeat and electronica, trumpeter/composer Takuya Kuroda has never followed a straight path. On his fifth studio album and Concord Records debut, the aptly named Zigzagger, Kuroda darts between those wide-ranging interests with a funky swagger and an intensely swinging vigor. The deeply infectious album finds the trumpeter snaking his way around the opposing poles of acoustic and electric, bristling grooves and blissed-out vibes, punchy brass and fluid synths, carving his own distinctive sonic path along the way.

Life is sometimes not that easy, sometimes not so difficult, and it should never go straight, Kuroda says. It s always zigzagging. So I put my soul and spirit into that word.

Though it wasn t intentional on Kuroda s part, the title also can t help but evoke The Sidewinder, Lee Morgan s 1964 classic that became one of the touchstones of the then-burgeoning soul-jazz style. Morgan has been a major influence on Kuroda as a player and as a conceptualist, and with Zigzagger the 36-year-old trumpeter offers his own take on the state of the soul-jazz art more than half a century later. His music takes into account the electronic innovations of artists like Flying Lotus and J Dilla, while remaining true to the window-rattling funk and soul-stirring grooves which forcefully carry on the tradition.

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  • Audio CD (October 7, 2016)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Concord Records
  • ASIN: B01K3GHR9M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #84,174 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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