Album info

Album-Release:
2011

HRA-Release:
02.12.2016

Label: UNAMAS

Genre: Instrumental

Subgenre: Piano

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)

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  • 1Forest09:10
  • 2In the Mist of Spring06:58
  • 3Liberty Changes07:54
  • 4Spaces02:56
  • 5Sutra06:42
  • 6Two Autums06:36
  • 7Winter Waltz04:38
  • 8So I love you02:42
  • Total Runtime47:36

Info for Forest



The first 192 kHz recording from UNAMAS-JAZZ.The surround sound recording is being released in addition to the 2-channel. Pianist Yuki Arimasa has performed in trios and duos, but this, his first solo album, revives the realistic sound tones of his piano performance.

Yuki Arimasa plays solo regularly at JAZZ CLUB UNAMAS. The "Arimasa World" created by his solo performance is different from that of the Trio. Although some of his live performances have been recorded before, this is a studio rather than a live recording, and with 192KHZ-24BIT rather than 96KHZ-24BIT. The result is a much more vivid and detailed sound expression than with live recordings. This was a new step for UNAMASS JAZZ as a music label. The following list is the line-up of recording devices.

Arimasa Yuki, piano

Recorded January, 2011 at Onkyo Hause, Tokyo



Yuki Arimasa
Born in 1961 in Tokyo. Yuki started piano lessons at the age of three, and was totally enchanted at twelve by the piano performance of Oscar Peterson to drive him studying jazz by himself.

On graduating from Tamagawa University, English literature majored in 1983; he entered Berklee College of Music in the US to study piano and compositions where he won the Award of Hank Jones and the Composition Award of Duke Ellington.

After graduating in 1986, he continued to stay in Berklee for 8 years to teach students as assistant professor, and in 1996 he completed his living in the States to go back home to Japan. The first leader album he produced is “The Bitter Life of Scarecrow”.

In 2000, he opened the class of jazz solfege in Senzoku Gakuen University, and actively educates young musicians. The current activities of his extend to his own trio sessions, compositions and arrangements for various projects.

At Jazz Club UNAMAS, his appearance is not only limited to the regular piano trio but also duet and solo offering versatile styles of expressions. His first piano solo album “FOREST” was released in 2011 by UNAMAS-JAZZ label.

The duet project with Tomonao Hara, the trumpeter, was debuted in 2012. His latest piano solo album [Dimensions] was released 2016-06.

Booklet for Forest

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