The Days of Wine and Roses Yuki Arimasa & Tomonao Hara
- 1The Days of Wine and Roses05:52
- 2April in Paris05:26
- 3In Your Own Sweet Way05:57
- 4How My Heart Sings05:46
- 5For All We Know06:26
- 7Little Girl Blue06:47
- 8But Not For Me06:45
- 9Where or When05:50
- 10Just Friends04:37
Info for The Days of Wine and Roses
The second release of the duet by Yuki Arimasa and Tomonao Hara who are the leading jazz players in UNAMAS label. The previous album “DUET VOL. 01” gathered the originals by both of them, but this time they play standard jazz numbers. Most of tracks were done in a single take, and the beautiful melodies of the duet came out of the setting facing each other in Onkio Haus Studio 1.
Yuki Arimasa, piano
Tomonao Hara, trumpet
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.